National accolade for quality awarded to first school in Milton Keynes

Wood End First School
Wood End First School

Staff, pupils and parents at Wood End First School in Stantonbury are thrilled that their school has been awarded the Quality Lead Award from education charity Achievement for All (AfA).

This award acknowledges the work being done by the setting to improve the progress that all pupils make in reading, writing and maths.

Achievement for All offers support programmes to schools and educational settings to help them improve outcomes in the lowest achieving 20 per cent.

Wood End First School has been working in partnership with the charity since June 2013 and has seen an improvement in many areas.

These include engagement with parents, opportunities for children beyond the curriculum and progress and attainment for all children - particularly those in vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

Headteacher Claire Wilson said: “I have been leading on Achievement for All since 2013 and I cannot speak highly enough of the programme. The changes we have seen in our school have been remarkable.

“Our parents speak highly of our school and many regard it as a family. Improvements have been made in all areas of the school and I am so proud of our staff and children for all we have achieved over the past 5 years. To be awarded Quality Lead status has given the recognition that I feel we deserve.”