Primary Focus: Redmile Primary School
The Grantham Journal, 17 May 2013
Redmile Primary School is a small village school in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, with big reasons to celebrate.
The children make considerable progress during their time at the school, due to the excellent teaching and learning, and high levels of care, guidance and support which address their individual needs.
The most recent SATs results showed that 100 per cent of pupils made at least two levels' progress between Key Stage 1 and 2; 100 per cent achieved levels 5 or 6 in reading and writing, putting the school in the top 20 per cent of schools nationally; and 92 per cent achieved levels 4, 5 or 6 in maths, putting it in the top 20 per cent of similar schools nationally. Meanwhile, Key Stage 1 pupils also achieved higher than the national averages in their Year 2 SATs.
Redmile has recently been accredited with the Beyond Bullying Award in recognition of the hard work the whole school community engages in to maintain high standards of behaviour, and also The Enhanced Model for Healthy Schools, of which the staff are also very proud.
A high emphasis on the importance of sport and fitness is reaping many rewards. Pupils have won numerous tournaments in recent seasons in hockey, basketball, football and cricket, and have gone on to represent the area at county level. A number of pupils are achieving individual acclaim in County Cricket Clubs in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, the Nottinghamshire Football Association, and in ice hockey and figure skating.
Children are happy and thriving, and are very proud of their school.