Adventure Learning Academies Trust


A ‘relentless ambition for excellence’ pays off in SATs results at Gulval School

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Progress in reading and writing was particularly strong

Gulval School, part of the Adventure Learning Academy Trust (ALAT), in Gulval, Penzance, is celebrating excellent SATs results for the third year running.

At Key Stage 2 the number of children meeting expected standards in both reading and writing have risen from 85% to 92%.

An inspection was carried out in May 2017 and positive comments made in the report have been reflected in the school’s SATs results. Ofsted inspectors had noted: “An increased focus on developing pupils’ mathematical reasoning skills is leading to strongly improving outcomes.” They were quite right as this year there has been a rise from 62% to 88% of children meeting expected standards in maths.

Lower down the school highlights include a rise in Early Years Foundation Stage from 75% to 79% for Good Level of Development and the phonics results rose from 67 to 84%.

Paul Baker, Principal at Gulval School said: “We have an inspirational and dedicated team of professionals who are committed and driven to providing a first class education where learning is adventurous and challenging.  This ensures that all our pupils aim high and have the very best possible chances of success.”

Mary McKeeman, Chief Operating Officer, Bright Tribe Trust, commented, “This is an excellent result for Gulval School and really reflects the hard work put in by staff at the school as well as the support of the regional team at ALAT. I would like to congratulate everyone at the school, including the pupils on this excellent result!”

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