It’s a phonics phenomenon

Staff and children at Raynsford Church of England Academy
Staff and children at Raynsford Church of England Academy

Raynsford Church of England Academy is one of the best primary schools in the country for phonics.

The school has received a letter from Minister of State for School Reform Nic Gibb, congratulating it on its recent phonics screening results.

Ninety-seven per cent of children tested reached or exceeded the pass mark, placing the school in the top five per cent of primary schools.

Headteacher Julie Ashwell said: “We are delighted to have our results recognised in this way and this is a testament to the great work of the Raynsford team. Research shows that a good grasp of phonics enables children to become increasingly fluent readers and provides them with a firm foundation for learning in all areas of the curriculum.”