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A hat-trick of success for St Filumena’s Catholic Primary School

A hat-trick of success for St Filumena’s Catholic Primary School

St Filumena’s Catholic Primary School, in Caverswall, has received three different accolades for academic achievements from the Minister of Schools, Rt Hon Damien Hinds, MP.

The first letter of congratulations recognised the school as being in the top 1% of primary schools nationally for the end of primary school achievement. This considers the progress that pupils make between the start and end of Key Stage 2.

The second one was for being in the top 200 schools nationally for the Year 4 multiplication check. This letter states, “Your average pupil score of 24.7 out of 25 makes St Filumena’s Catholic Primary School one of the top 200 performing schools in England for the multiplication tables check. The excellent achievement of your pupils is something the Government hopes to see replicated in schools across the country…..I would like to congratulate your staff and pupils for their hard work and thank you for your leadership in continuing to promote the important subject of mathematics.”

The final letter was to congratulate the school for being in the top 1% of primary schools nationally for Year 1 phonics, with 100 percent of pupils in Year 1 at St Filumena’s meeting the expected standard. An excerpt from this letter states, “Your particular success in teaching phonics and early reading so effectively means your pupils are developing a firm foundation, from which they can become increasingly fluent and develop a lifelong love of reading.”

Mr Edward Howard, Executive Principal at St Filumena’s commented, “ I am delighted to have received this recognition and would like to thank our pupils, staff and parents who all work together to create a harmonious and supportive environment in which all can flourish. We have a broad and balanced curriculum and ensure that even our youngest learners are fully engaged with stimulating topics that make learning fun. To have achieved these results in not just one area, but across the board for literacy and mathematics is an amazing achievement.”

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St Giles’ ranks among the top 200 schools in the country for multiplication

St Giles’ Catholic Primary School, in Cheadle, has received a letter of congratulations from the Minister for schools for its outstanding results with students learning and understanding their times tables. The school averaged a score of 24.1 out of 25, placing it in the top 200 schools for its results. The letter, from Rt Hon Damian Hinds, MP, states, “Knowing times tables is vital for school and day-to-day life. Recalling multiplication and division facts up to 12x12 is important for progression in Maths…… I would like both to congratulate your staff and pupils for their hard work and to thank you for your leadership in continuing to promote the important subject of mathematics.” Mrs Gill Wretham, Executive Principal at St Giles' said, “We are delighted to have received this letter as recognition of our outstanding results. At St Giles', we always aim to make learning as engaging as possible and really try to bring all elements of the curriculum to life. To be in the top 200 schools with our multiplication checks is a wonderful achievement. With approximately 16,780 primary schools in the country, this places us firmly in the top 2%.”
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