BREAMORE CoE Primary School has received a letter of praise from the minister for school standards after its achievement in writing placed it in the top one per cent of primary schools in the country.

In the letter, MP Nick Gibb congratulated head teacher Emma Clark, staff and pupils on the “very high standard” of achievement in the Key Stage 2 writing assessments and said he was “delighted” to see the school’s results.

He said: “Your school’s results, as published on 13 December, show that 100 per cent of your pupils reached or exceeded the expected standard in writing at the end of Key Stage 2.

“This means that for achievement in writing, Breamore Church of England Primary School is in the top one per cent of primary schools in the country.”

The letter added: “Thank you for your work in continuing the drive towards higher academic standards, and congratulations again to you and your staff for your commitment and success.”

Head teacher Mrs Clark said: “We are delighted with our results and all the hard work that teachers and children have put in. We pride ourselves in enthusing children about the best books and that in turn inspires great writing.

“It was lovely to receive this letter from Nick Gibb - it certainly brightened up a very wet January morning.”

The school’s English lead, Clare Ingram added: “We aim to get Breamore learners writing for real purposes and audiences, inspired by the best in children’s literature and real-life experiences.

“One highlight saw KS2 children working with the University of Winchester, creating written responses to the refugee crisis in Europe.

“We saw diaries, poetry, letters and songs flowing from this amazing project about a real-life, contemporary issue.

“It is wonderful to receive this recognition of our work in developing the English curriculum at Breamore and across our federation of schools.”

Breamore CoE Primary School is part of the Forest Edge Learning Federation, which also includes Hale Primary School.