SOUTH Farnham School has been congratulated by Education Secretary Damian Hinds after ranking in the top 0.1 per cent of schools in the country for its Key Stage Two SATS results.

“We would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils on the very high level of progress that pupils in your school demonstrated in the reading, writing and mathematics Key Stage Two assessments last year,” wrote the MP in a letter to South Farnham headteacher Claire Donnachie.

“Your school’s results show progress scores of 4.1, 4.2 and 5.7 in English reading, writing and mathematics respectively. This means that in terms of the progress your pupils make between Key Stage One and the end of Key Stage Two, your school is among the top three per cent of schools in England. In addition, all your pupils were working at the expected standard in all three subjects, placing your school in the top 0.1 per cent of schools overall – a remarkable achievement.

“We want to equip every child with the fluency in reading, writing and mathematics necessary to prepare them for a successful secondary education and beyond, and your school has provided this.

“Thank you for providing such high standards through your hard work and professionalism, and congratulations again to you and your staff for all you have achieved.”

As previously reported by the Herald, Farnham schools once again dominated the annual primary school league tables in December, with South Farnham in Menin Way again top of the pile locally.