Pupils and staff at Gulval School, Penzance are celebrating after achieving another year of amazing SAT results.
Key Stage 2 results are significantly above Cornwall and national averages in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar and Maths in every measure including progress and attainment.
According to the Data and Statistics Team at Cornwall County Council, Gulval School are in the top 21% of schools in Cornwall for progress at Key Stage Two in 2016 in Maths. Also the Penzance School are in the top 10% of schools in Cornwall for progress at Key Stage Two for Reading and Writing.
In just 2 years, and since conversion and the appointment of Principal Paul Baker the pupils numbers have increased by 26% and first choice reception applications for September 2016 increased by 96%, a direct result of the progress children are making and the breadth of opportunities they have here in school.
Principal Paul Baker, said “We are absolutely delighted with these results and are incredibly proud of our pupils and staff who have all worked incredibly hard throughout the year. We have seen continued improvements not only with our Year 6 results but also with our phonics results as well which are now above the national average. Our Key Stage 2 results are fantastic; we have seen improvements in every area. The future is looking incredibly bright for all our pupils.”
Gulval School joined Adventure Learning Academy Trust (ALAT) in June 2014 and since joining has gone from strength to strength, Heidi Hoskin, Executive Principal for ALAT says: “Gulval School has been on a real journey over the last couple of years. Everyone has worked really hard and these results are a testament to our pupils and staff. Gulval is rapidly becoming the number one school of the area and rightly so.”