Blackthorns Community Primary Academy has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2017 based on data from the Department of Education and Ofsted, analysed by SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network).
One of the 15 academies in the University of Brighton Academies Trust, Blackthorns Community Primary Academy was found to be among the best performing primary schools in the country, and has enabled pupils’ attainment at the ‘expected and ‘higher’ standard at Key Stage 2 in Reading, Writing and Maths to be in the top 20% of all schools nationally.
The SSAT Educational Outcomes database compares all state-funded schools in England. Blackthorns Community Primary Academy will be presented with their SSAT Educational Outcomes Award during the summer term at a ceremony attended by winners from across the region.
Marianne Brand, Principal of Blackthorns said: “We focus on each individual child so that they can achieve their potential and that all their strengths are identified and valued. Receiving this award acknowledges that commitment, as we strive to give our children the skills to be motivated and independent learners throughout their lives.”
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: “I am delighted that Blackthorns Community Primary Academy has won an Educational Outcomes Award for Children’s Attainment - top 20%. This award recognises an important aspect of the school’s work, but, as we know, there is much more to recognise in a good school like Blackthorns Community Primary Academy. SSAT is pleased to recognise the quality of leadership and the hard work of all staff to ensure the success of every child. A big thank you and well done to pupils, parents, staff and governors.”