The Olive School in top 3% nationally for phonics

Pupils and staff are celebrating after our school was named among the top 3% of primary schools in England for performance in phonics tests.

98% of our pupils who took the Year 1 phonics screening assessment last summer reached or exceeded the pass mark, an “outstanding achievement” according to Minister of State for School Standards Nick Gibb.

In a letter congratulating the school on its pupils’ achievement Nick Gibb MP wrote:

“Your success in teaching phonics means your pupils are developing a firm foundation in reading, from which they can become increasingly fluent and develop a lifelong love of reading.”

Phonic decoding is one of the most widely recognised and successful approaches to teaching young children to read. The phonics screening check is a short assessment of pupils’ phonics skills at the end of Year 1.

The Olive School’s result vastly exceeds the national average in the 2017 test, where just over 81% of children met expected standards in phonics decoding.

Pupils and staff are celebrating after our school was named among the top 3% of primary schools in England for performance in phonics tests.

98% of our pupils who took the Year 1 phonics screening assessment last summer reached or exceeded the pass mark, an “outstanding achievement” according to Minister of State for School Standards Nick Gibb.

In a letter congratulating the school on its pupils’ achievement Nick Gibb MP wrote:

“Your success in teaching phonics means your pupils are developing a firm foundation in reading, from which they can become increasingly fluent and develop a lifelong love of reading.”

Phonic decoding is one of the most widely recognised and successful approaches to teaching young children to read. The phonics screening check is a short assessment of pupils’ phonics skills at the end of Year 1.

The Olive School’s result vastly exceeds the national average in the 2017 test, where just over 81% of children met expected standards in phonics decoding.

Our Principal Caterina Park said, “Well done to our pupils who achieved a 98% pass rate in the 2017 phonics screening check. The result highlights the firm grounding these pupils have in the early decoding skills necessary from which to build their reading ability. I would also hope that our pupils continue to develop a love of reading for pleasure, supported by their parents at home.”

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