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Outstanding status awarded to top Neasden primary school

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 April 2015

Wykeham Primary School  (Pic credit: Google streetview)

Wykeham Primary School (Pic credit: Google streetview)

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A top Neasden primary school is celebrating after being awarded an Outstanding status by education watchdogs.

Wykeham Primary School, in Aboyne Road, underwent an Ofsted inspection last month and discovered last week that years of hard work has paid off.

As well as achieving an outstanding grade for overall effectiveness, the school was awarded the highest grade in all areas covered by the report – leadership and management, behaviour and safety of pupils, quality of teaching, achievement of pupils, and early years provision.

The report also highlighted how pupils make rapid progress, often from low starting points, including the disadvantaged, those with special educational needs and those who speak English as an additional language.

Everton Sharpe, Wykeham headteacher, said: “This is the culmination of many years’ hard work by all involved in the school, especially the staff. The governors have set a clear path for the school to follow, one which ties in completely with my values. The result is an ethos where everybody feels they can achieve their potential regardless of their starting point. All the children and their parents buy into this approach meaning we are all pulling in the same direction.”

Colin Adams, chair of governors, added: “I am delighted for all those involved with the school. It is no less than the children deserve and shows what can be done when achievement in its broadest sense is a school’s number one aim and all the stops are pulled out to make it happen.”

In December the school topped Brent’s league table with 100 per cent of 11-year-old pupils reaching level 4 or above in reading, writing and arithmetic, way above the government target of 65 per cent.


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