8th July 2016
King's Hedges children beat national targets in SATs
Children at a Cambridge primary school had twice the reason to celebrate this week with the opening of a multi-million pound extension and the best SATS results on record.
Year 6 at King's Hedges Educational Federation exceeded national Key Stage 2 targets across the board. 57% of pupils met the new expected standard in reading, writing and maths, compared to 53% nationally. The breakdown of results is as follows:
- 76% achieved the expected standard in Maths, compared to 70% nationally
- 71% achieved the expected standard in reading, compared to 66% nationally
- 80% achieved the expected standard in writing, compared to 74% nationally
- 76% achieved the expected standard in grammar, punctuation and spelling, compared to 72% nationally
This year's KS2 SATs results are the first to be released following the introduction in 2014 of a far more rigorous curriculum, with regard to pupils' mastery of literacy and numeracy.
King's Hedges is one of the most deprived areas in the county and among the most deprived in the country, making the achievements of the children and their teachers ever more impressive.
It has been an eventful week at the school in Northfield Avenue. On Monday the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire opened a substantial new extension of the school, called The Angel Wing.
Pupils, staff and guests gathered to mark the occasion and watched as Mr Michael G Williamson JP Deputy Lieutenant hoisted a new school flag to officially declare the wing open.
The new building, constructed by Morgan Sindall, provides additional classrooms, a dance studio and breakout spaces
Ben Slade, Chair of Governors, told the children: "This fantastic new building is yours. You deserve the best education and the best experience of school. I am delighted to say that school will be an even better place than it already is for you."
Mr Slade paid tribute to the vision and tenacity of longstanding Headteacher Josephine Angel, who has been instrumental in bringing the ambitious plans to life.
The school, which has a nursery and wraparound care, is firmly rooted in the community it serves. Parents who would like information about joining King's Hedges should contact the school on 01223 518330.
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Welcome to King’s Hedges Educational Federation
Excellence achieved through care, creativity and challenge
King’s Hedges Educational Federation is located in the North of Cambridge City. We are a large primary school with a Nursery School attached.
We pride ourselves on our determination to ensure that all pupils are able to achieve excellence through a creative curriculum that celebrates all pupil contributions and ensures that pupils are ready and able to learn.
Have a look around the website to see for yourselves a snap shot of some of the exciting curriculum we have on offer.
“The headteacher cares passionately about the school and provides inspirational leadership. She has established a clear, shared belief that the school can have an impact upon the lives and life chances of the pupils.
Her high expectations underpin many aspects of the school’s work and inform the way teachers try to pass on high aspirations to the pupils." OFSTED 2015