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.”