Yes minister, a fabulous result!

TOPS: Temple Guiting School has excelled in league tables. From left, Edie Pollock, aged eight, Luke Walkingshaw, 11, headteacher David Ogden, Hannah Robbins, nine, and Toby Selleck, eight.

TOPS: Temple Guiting School has excelled in league tables. From left, Edie Pollock, aged eight, Luke Walkingshaw, 11, headteacher David Ogden, Hannah Robbins, nine, and Toby Selleck, eight.

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YOUNGSTERS at Temple Guiting primary school have proved they are a brainy bunch when it comes to exam results.

The school was singled out in a letter from Education Minister David Laws, who praised its Key Stage Two results and position in the recently released national league tables.

One hundred per cent of pupils achieved level 4B or above in reading and maths and level 4 or above in writing in last May’s exams. Those results rank the school 159th out of 14,000 primary schools in England in the 2013 primary school performance tables.

Its average points score in reading, writing and maths also rank it 114th in the national league tables, below just three other Gloucestershire schools.

Headteacher David Ogden said: “Each year you hope you’re going to do well and we’re really pleased about it, particularly for the children.

They did work very hard.

“It just goes to show if you get to know the children like you do in a smaller school, you can really get the best out of them.”

He was surprised and delighted when the letter from the minister popped through the school’s letterbox.

“The letter from David Laws came out of the blue really. We knew the children had done well but we to actually get it in print from a minister was quite a pleasant surprise,” he said.

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