Wilby Primary School earns national award for excellence in science

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Wilby Church of England Primary School has thrown down the benchmark for science education in north Suffolk after obtaining a national award for excellence.

The school, in Brundish Road, was successful in its application for the Silver Award Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM), which recognises outstanding teaching and learning in science across all three key stages at primary school level.

Philippa Coleman, Wilby Primary School headteacher, praised science co-ordinator Nick Haynes for leading the application since 2014.

“We are so excited that Nick has been recognised for his hard work and skill in leadership within Science and for the enthusiasm, skill and dedication of all the Wilby team that has enabled us to achieve this national award,” said Mrs Coleman.

PSQM review Clare Warren credited the school for its “outstanding provision of science”, an impressive range of visitors and excellent links with other schools.

She said: “It would be remarkable for you to achieve all you have in a single year, but to do this in your NQT year is really outstanding.”