Massive improvement at troubled Washacre Primary School

The Bolton News: From left, Keavy Gibbs, aged nine, Allie Briffa, Year One teacher and Seth Wardle, aged 10 From left, Keavy Gibbs, aged nine, Allie Briffa, Year One teacher and Seth Wardle, aged 10

THE future is bright for the clever young things of Washacre Primary School where SAT results have soared this year.

Results in the national curriculum tests were more than twice as good as those achieved in 2012.

They were published in the same week as an Ofsted report, which noted the school was “resolute” in its quest to ensure pupils receive the best possible education which “prepares them for future”.

The news marks a huge turnaround in Washacre’s fortunes and closes the door on two troubled years.

The Westhoughton school saw the number of children passing their maths test leap from 46 per cent last year to 80 per cent and in English the score rose from just 31 per cent last year to 80 per cent.

In 2011 the school failed to post its results after children at the school had their SATs results cancelled after an investigation into how exams were conducted.

The results were annulled by the exam watchdog when “irregularities” came to light. The following year it posted poor marks.

Jenny Haunch, head-teacher, said: “I am delighted that the recent Ofsted report acknowledged the hard work and commitment shown by our teachers and staff and the positive impact they have on the quality of pupils’ learning and experiences.”

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