Primary school is one of the country’s best

Celebrating a 'good' Ofsted are the staff and children at Grasby Church of England Primary School
Celebrating a 'good' Ofsted are the staff and children at Grasby Church of England Primary School

A village primary school has been recognised as one of the country’s best after its students made the grade in last year’s SATs exams.

Grasby All Saints Primary School was one of 159 schools nationally to receive a letter from Schools Minister David Laws.

The letters were sent out to schools where all year six pupils achieved the benchmark 4b grade in reading and mathematics and level 4 in writing.

Mr Laws sent letters to six schools in Lincolnshire, including Grasby All Saints.

Other schools recognised in Lincolnshire were Dunholme St Chad’s CofE, Leasingham St Andrew’s CofE, Billingborough Primary, North Somercotes CofE and Shepeau Stow Primary.

In the letter Mr Laws said: “Mastery of these subjects is crucial to success at secondary schools and beyond, so these pupils have now given themselves a really good start for the next stage of their education.

“I would like to congratulate your staff, governors and pupils for their hard work and success.”

Chair of Governors at Grasby All Saints Canon Ian Robinson said: “It’s great that the hard work put in by our children, staff and parents has been recognised, and that the world outside of the Grasby area will be able to see what a great school we have.”

Debbie Barnes, director of children’s services at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “It’s a tribute to the hard work and efforts of all the staff, parents and governors.

“It’s excellent to hear that their achievements have been recognised by David Laws.”

Suzanne Scott, headteacher at the primary school, said: “We are really proud of this special achievement.

“Staff and pupils will continue to work hard together to strive for outstanding results.

“It’s wonderful to be included as one of the best primary schools in the county.”

There are currently 90 pupils at the school.