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Torquay school in top three per cent of the country for phonics

December 6, 2017 9:20 PM
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Torquay school in top three per cent of the country for phonics

Ilsham Church of England Academy achieved a 100 per cent pass mark in their annual phonics screening check

A Torquay school is celebrating after securing their place in the top three per cent in the country for phonics.

Ilsham Church of England Academy received a letter from MP Nick Gibb, congratulating them on their superb achievement in the 2017 phonics screening check.

For the fourth year in a row the children at Ilsham have excelled in the annual phonics screening check and this year 100 per cent achieved the pass mark, which places them in the top three per cent of primary schools across the country.

In his letter, Nick Gibb wrote: “We want to ensure that every child develops a firm grasp of phonics, which is why I was delighted to see your results. With 100 per cent of pupils at Ilsham Church of England Academy reaching or exceeding the pass mark in the check, your school is in the top three percent of all primary schools in the country.

“Thank you for your work in this vital area of a child’s early education and congratulations again to you and your staff for all you have achieved.”

Ilsham Church of England Academy, a member of the Learning Academy Partnership, is a Read Write Inc. Model School thanks to their excellent literacy teaching. They have transformed their reading and writing by implementing the Read Write Inc. phonics programme across their academy.

Jacqi Stephens, Head of Academy at Ilsham, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that the children have received 100% pass mark. This is a testament to all of the hard work and dedication, from both our children and staff, and they should be proud of their outstanding results.”

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Source: devonlive.com

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