Ashton school named as one of the most improved schools in the UK

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St.Peter's Primary School in Ashton was named as one of the most improved schools in the country according to a national report

.Only two years ago St.Peter's was in the bottom one per cent of schools in the UK for English studies and was in the bottom 13 percent for other subjects.

Two years later,after a huge effort from pupils,staff and parents the school has been named in the top one percent for it's progress in the latest government report.

The schools success has been remarkable as it's catchment area is the St.Peter's ward one of the most deprived in England. One in ten children in Tameside start their education when they are not "school ready", in the St.Peter's ward that figure is even higher.

Head Teacher Karen Burns said "the pupils are really proud of their school, there is a high level of unemployment in the area and one of the biggest issues is giving the children the aspiration to get the qualifications to get a good job."

The minister of state for schools, David Laws, has written to the school commending everyone concerned for their achievements.

 

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