“Dear Mr Arnold,

I would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils on the very high standard of achievement demonstrated in the reading Key Stage 2 assessments last year.

Your school’s results as published on 13 December, show that 100 percent of your pupils reached or exceeded the expected standard in reading at the end of Key Stage 2. This means that for achievement in reading, North Newton Community Primary School is in the top 1 percent of primary schools in the country.

The Government wants to ensure that every child has the fluency in reading necessary to prepare them for a successful secondary education and beyond, which is why I was delighted to see your results.

Thank you for your work in continuing the drive towards higher academic standards, and congratulations again to you and your staff for your commitment and success.

With best wishes

Yours sincereley,

Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

Minister of State for School Standards”