Success & Achievement
Congratulations Upton! SATS results well above national expectations!!
As we move into the academic year 2017-18, I am exceptionally pleased to announce superb SATS results that are well above both National and Kent averages. The changes to the National Curriculum over recent years mean that all school are having to adapt to a different format but we are clearly doing this very well indeed!
We provide these figures so that parents can make comparisons. Our curriculum encompasses the whole child and shows that we can achieve outstanding results without having to compromise on our vision.
Our overall results show that we are a huge 15% above national averages - an excellent level of achievement. We also have a huge proportion of pupils reaching the 'most able' standard nationally, a fact i'm sure that also contributes to our very high Kent Test pass rate.
Whilst we highly value academic achievements, we focus on preparing children for life - instilling qualities of teamwork, trust, honesty, resilience, tenacity, problem solving, etc. None of these qualities can be taught - they are nurtured over time by staff who really understand child development and work closely with families to produce well rounded individuals. Children are encouraged to explore the arts and enjoy sporting/music opportunities. Our children deserve more than a standardised level of achievement when they leave our care!
Our SATs results exceed national expectations and are testament to the hard work of all of our pupils and staff – not just this year but throughout a child's time at Upton.
Congratulations to ALL of our children on your achievements this year - whether these are academic, sporting or otherwise. We look forward to welcoming you all back in September along with the many new families joining us to share our ethos: One Childhood Once Chance!
We are proud to celebrate our children's success, both in school and within the community.
Celebration Assemblies are held every Friday. Make sure you have let the school know about your child's achievements so we can also congratulate them.
Contact the school office or email Mrs Lewis: EHT@vikingacademytrust.com