Daventry’s Newnham Primary School celebrates league table success

Daventry’s Newnham Primary School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, has been ranked in the top 2% of primary schools in England for pupils’ progress in writing. 

Following the school’s strong set of SATS results in Summer 2017, the latest figures released by the Department for Education last week show that Newnham Primary School has been graded as ‘well above average’ in the government’s key measurement for writing, with a score of 4.9.

As well as ranking in the top 2% of writing progress in England, the village primary school now sits in the top 3% of primary schools for writing progress across the county.

Since joining the David Ross Education Trust in September 2013, the primary school has seen rapid improvement. Ofsted rated the school as ‘Good’ in September 2017, and there has been an 11% increase in the number of pupils achieving above age related expectations across reading, writing and maths in the last year alone.

Sol Johnson, Headteacher at Newnham Primary School, said: “We are proud to offer a rich and exciting learning environment at Newnham, where every child is inspired to become their confident, academic best.

“This incredible success is not only because of the outstanding progress that our children have made, but it is also down to the expertise of our staff who work tirelessly to provide the very best outcomes for our pupils.”