Northampton primary school invited to take part in national education review

Hardingstone Primary School
Hardingstone Primary School

A Northampton primary school has been invited to take part in the Parliamentary Review 2015/16 of primary education.

The Parliamentary Review, conducted by ministers, will issue a report aimed at sharing best practise in education to raise standards across all of the UK’s primary schools.

Hardingstone Academy, which is sponsored by the EMLC Academy Trust, is one of a select few schools in the country that are rated ‘outstanding’ or rapidly improving, to take part in the review.

EMLC Academy Trust managing director, Duncan Mills, said: “We are delighted that ministers feel Hardingstone Academy is well placed to appear as one of the showcased schools.

“It is a great opportunity for us to reflect on the improvements we have made and to highlight and share good practice. It is the passion of EMLC Academy Trust to give every child the opportunity to attend an excellent school with outstanding teaching and leadership.

“Our results speak for themselves. Since the EMLC Academy Trust started working with Hardingstone Academy, it has shown improvements in its SATS

Results across all areas, with 83 per cent of students now achieving level 4 or above in the combined score for reading, writing and maths.”

Hardingstone Academy is planning to double the number of admissions every year, increasing the number of primary school places.

Mr Mills said: “We are pleased to support Northamptonshire County Council in its bid to create more school places and to meet the increasing rise in demand.

“As an improving school, there is a great deal we can offer local families who want their children to flourish in a stimulating, safe and caring environment. We believe that every child deserves to be the best they can be.”