Balham primary’s exam successes propel it into England’s top one per cent of schools

Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The standard of teaching and learning at Trinity St Mary’s CofE primary school in Balham has seen it climb into England’s top one per cent of high performing schools.

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Its most recent Key Stage 2 exam results saw 100 per cent of its pupils achieving or exceeding nationally expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics.

Trinity St Mary’s success has prompted letters of congratulation from two education ministers.

In a joint letter to headteacher Lynn Anderson Education Secretary Damien Hinds and School Standards Minister Nick Gibb praised the school for its academic excellence and high standards of professionalism.

They wrote: “We would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils on the very high standard of achievement demonstrated in the |Key Stage 2 assessments last year.

“Your school’s results…show that by improving the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics for the second year in a row, 100% of your pupils reached or exceeded the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. This means that your school is in the top 1% of primary schools in England.”

The letter concludes: “Thank you for producing such high standards through your hard work and professionalism and congratulations again to you and your staff for all you have achieved.”

Miss Anderson said: “We were delighted to receive this official recognition of all the hard work by staff, parents and pupils at the school. We are committed to giving our children the best possible education and we will continue to work tirelessly to raise standards even higher.”

Wandsworth’s cabinet member for education and children’s services Sarah McDermott added: “This praise is richly deserved. Trinity St Mary’s is an excellent school and I would like to add my own congratulations to all its staff and pupils who are achieving great things together.”