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Ashley Down Top 9 % For Phonics!

I was delighted to receive a letter from Nick Gibb congratulating us on our Phonics outcomes, well done to the hard work of the children and staff in KS1.

I would like to congratulate you, your staff and pupils on your schools outstanding achievement in the 2018 Phonics Screening Check. We want to ensure that every child develops a firm grasp of phonics, which is why I was delighted to see your results. With 95 per cent of pupils in Ashley Down Primary School reaching or exceeding the pass mark in the check, your school is in the top 9 per cent of all primary schools in the country.

Your success in teaching phonics and early reading so effectively means your pupils are developing a firm foundation in reading, from which they can become increasingly fluent and develop a life long love of reading.