Wilby Primary School celebrates 100 per cent pass rate in SATs results

Wilby CE Primary School Year 6 pupils celebrate with head Philippa Coleman and class teacher Roisin Wiseman.
Wilby CE Primary School Year 6 pupils celebrate with head Philippa Coleman and class teacher Roisin Wiseman.

When it comes to annual SATs results, there is no greater outcome for a school than a 100 per cent pass rate.

That is the achievement being celebrated at Wilby Church of England Primary School, after all of its Year 6 children climbed above the national average, crossing the required pass mark of 100 in English, maths and science.

The Brundish Road-based school achieved average scores of 113 in Reading, 110 in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar and 109 in Maths.

Headteacher Philippa Coleman said: “This is a capable year group who have always had the potential to achieve good results but to soar to such outstanding success is down to the dedication of our hard working and talented teaching team.

“We strive to provide a highly differentiated curriculum, which is delivered in small focused teaching groups, both within and beyond the school day.”

In the teacher-assessed Writing SATs, Wilby Primary also saw 100 per cent of pupils reach the expected level, with 50 per cent deemed to be ‘working at greater depth.’

However, Mrs Coleman stressed that it was “not all about SATs” and stated music, drama and sports were central to the school’s ethos as well.

She added: “We are passionate about small schools and the children’s achievements bear witness to just how well they work.”