Church Langton Primary School has been recognised in the recent Sunday Times league tables for primary schools in England. It was the only state school in Leicestershire to feature in the listings and was ranked 80th in the country out of 14,700 schools.
This has been achieved through the high scores in reading, grammar and maths in the SATs tests undertaken by year six pupils. The pupils at the school scored an average of 330 across the three subjects in the scaled scores awarded during the first year of the new style assessments undertaken in primary schools.
The school is a single form entry school of 200 pupils, which recently converted to academy status joining Learn Academies Trust. Pupils who attend the school travel from many different locations, including Oadby, Evington and Desborough as well as more locally from Kibworth, Market Harborough and the Langtons villages.
A recent Ofsted inspection praised the school for the outcomes across the curriculum stating “Pupils are confident and successful learners. Their behaviour is outstanding”.
Headteacher Stephen Roddy and Chairman of Governors John Day are proud of the achievement. “The outcomes achieved are a result of the hard work and dedication of our superb teaching staff and the excellent attitudes to learning shown by our pupils. At Church Langton we believe the academic outcomes achieved in English and Maths are a result of the wider opportunities we offer the pupils through our specialist staff in music, art, languages and sport. The children develop a love of learning across the curriculum which results in them moving to secondary school as self-motivated and enthusiastic learners.”
Further information about the school is on www.churchlangton.leics.sch.uk and parents considering new applications for admissions should contact the school directly to organise a visit.