Our Academy ranked in top ten schools in West Sussex

Published Jan 23, 2018

Blackthorns Community Primary Academy in Lindfield, West Sussex has been ranked in the top ten schools in West Sussex, in a school league tables compiled by The Times.

The top ten schools were selected from the 222 primary schools in West Sussex based on pupils’ average scores in reading and maths, the percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, and the percentage of pupils achieving at a higher standard in reading, writing and maths.

Blackthorns scored above local and national averages in all categories. At 16% the score for pupils achieving at a higher standard in reading, writing and maths was the highest in the West Sussex top ten.

Marianne Brand, Principal at Blackthorns said: “This is a pleasing confirmation of our position as a valued school for the local community. I would like to thank our wonderful students, their parents/carers and our dedicated staff for their contribution to our fantastic results in 2017.”

Helen Howard, Director of School Improvement, University of Brighton Academies Trust said: “I’m delighted that Blackthorns Primary Academy has been recognised in this league table.  Our 15 academies across Sussex support each other to achieve excellence, so this is a boost to us all as we strive to deliver the best possible outcomes for all our pupils.”