Summer Term 2016
Don't Forget for Next Week...
Monday 18th July - 2pm - Willow Class Play 'The Ancient Egyptians'
Tuesday 19th July - Beech Class to the cinema
Wednesday 20th July - Assembly 2.30pm all welcome.
Welcome to Wilby C of E Primary School
A good education is one of the most precious gifts a child can receive. We aim to provide an outstanding education and opportunities for children to widen their aspirations by offering experiences beyond our village and our culture.
We provide wrap around care from 8.00 am - 4.15 pm. Please ask us about our provision beyond 4.15 pm and we can signpost you to local providers.
At Wilby C of E Primary School we provide a unique, individual, relevant, fun education which we match to our children’s needs.
We are a Nursery, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Church of England Primary School which serves children from a wide catchment area. Ours is a happy school where every child matters, where staff are inspiring and enthusiastic, and governors are supportive yet challenging. Where learning is "Cool" and "Everyone is a Star."
We welcome visitors and would love to invite you to share our journey. Take a look around our website, come and visit us and find out more.
Mrs Philippa Coleman
July 2016 Wilby C of E Primary School celebrates Outstanding SATs results
This year 47 per cent of 11-year-old children will be told they haven't reached the “expected” standard in at least one of their SATs papers. However, against a background of disappointment and frustration with this year’s ‘farcical’ SATs results, Wilby C of E Primary school is still celebrating! Children were able to score between 80-120 using the new scored scale with 100 being the required pass mark to reach an expected level. 100% of pupils at Wilby achieved the expected level in all subjects and what’s more, their average pass levels are well above the average levels recorded nationally:
National averages: Reading 103; Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar 104 and Maths 103.
Wilby Averages: Reading 113; Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar 110 and Maths 109.
Writing, which was teacher assessed also reflected a high standard of achievement, with 100% of pupils reaching ‘expected level’ and 50% ‘working at greater depth.’
In Science, where ‘expected’ was the only result which could be awarded, all children reached this level.
So what has led the children at Wilby to achieve such success? Head teacher Philippa Coleman is quite clear about a number of the contributing factors:
‘This is a capable year group who have always had the potential to achieve good results but to soar to such outstanding success is down to the dedication of our hard working and talented teaching team. We strive to provide a highly differentiated curriculum which is delivered in small focused teaching groups, both within and beyond the school day. The combination of intervention groups before and after school to consolidate and extend children’s learning and our excellent home school links ensure that learning continues well beyond the classroom.
However, it’s not all about SATs at Wilby – music, drama, and sports are central to our ethos. Children perform termly in plays which they help to write and produce and they regularly take part in productions on the world famous stage at the Snape Maltings concert hall. Our choir and brass groups have performed at a variety of venues - helping to raise money for local and global charities, and to top it all, this year, the gymnastics squad won our regional heats!
We are passionate about small schools and the children’s achievements bear witness to just how well they work!’