THEY celebrated their best-ever results in style at Bradley!
Children and staff at Bradley C of E Junior School are celebrating what are thought to be record SATS results.
The 43 pupils in Year 6, who left Bradley yesterday, achieved marks above the national average.
And that meant a remarkable turn-round at a school which only a few years ago was in special measures.
The SATS results had been delayed because of blunders with the new marking system nationally, but when they arrived at Bradley they were excellent.
In science 88% of those sitting the exams achieved level 4 or above - 40% higher than the same time last year.
The percentage in English was 86% per cent, compared with 65% last year and Maths was almost twice as good - 84% as against 44% a year ago. The national average marks for schools across the country are: English 80%, Science 87% and Maths 77%.
The previous Ofsted report said the school had greatly improved in all subjects, particularly in Information and Communications Technology which was “outstanding”.
The pupils celebrated their success with a disco and barbecue prom night at the school.
Acting head teacher David Rushby said: “These fantastic SATS results show just how much the school has improved.
“They are certainly the best in recent years and may well be the best ever.
“They are a tribute to the hard work and dedication of pupils and staff and we are all delighted”.