School teachers and pupils are celebrating after ranking in the top 20 per cent of the UK for their Key Stage One results.
West Chiltington Community School achieved outstanding results across reading, writing and mathematics for the 2012/2013 academic year, ranking in the top 20 per cent amongst primary schools.
Now boasting a new reception class, the school is looking ahead to the new year.
Headmaster Julian Rose said: “We pride ourselves that year on year our children’s successes are growing, making us among the highest-achieving primary schools.
“We also believe that when you are growing up, you need to be offered a rich variety of experiences so that whatever it is, you can find interests that ignite your passion for exploration.”
With the generous support of parents and carers through the Friends of School Association (FOSA), the school has introduced iPads to the classrooms, to help with learning.
“At the heart of our thriving village school are the relationships with our children, their parents and the wider community,” said Mr Rose.
“We know that learning is most powerful when it’s fun, ambitious and engaging. Developing a love of learning and delight in your own success and that of others is the foundation that we lay with our youngsters.”
To ignite pupils’ passion for learning, specialist experts including authors, artists and scientists have dropped by to work with children in the school and add real depth to their learning.
Mr Rose said: “Multi award-winning children’s author Emily Gravett inspired our youngest writers and most recently our Arts Workshop day gave opportunities for children to work in ceramics, textiles and paper sculpture. This has since led to the growth of an after-school craft club.”
To find out more, visit www.westchiltington.w-sussex.sch.uk