ARK Globe Academy one of the best in the country for pupil progress

Wednesday 28 May 2014

ARK Globe Academy has received national recognition for the value it adds to its pupils' achievements in the key stage 2 tests.

A recent in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England by SSAT, the national schools’ membership organisation for improvement and collaboration, identified ARK Globe Academy’s success. 

The school has qualified for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award by being in the top 10% of primary schools nationally for progress made by pupils between their key stage 1 tests, taken at age seven, and their key stage 2 tests, taken at age 11.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: "ARK Globe Academy should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving outcomes for their pupils. There is so much good practice that this school could share."

"These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at ARK Globe Academy, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every child. I am proud that this school is a member of the SSAT network."

Sandra White, Headteacher of Globe Academy Primary School said: "We are delighted to have received this award for outstanding progress. Thank you to all our teachers, pupils and parents for helping us to accomplish this. We are dedicated to helping our pupils achieve excellence and work closely with our secondary school to help them continue to fulfil their potential as they move through their whole school career with us."

Pictured: Sandra White, Headteacher, Globe Primary with our Year 6 and 7 students and our SSAT Award


Matt Jones, Principal of Globe Academy said: "This award is a testament to the hard work and commitment of Sandra and her team. We are proud of the progress we are making at the academy as we prepare our students for university and to be leaders in their community."

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