Flying High Academy in top 20 of the county for test results

ON CLOUD NINETEEN -- Flying High pupils (from left) Alex Simmons, Stephen Bradford, Nafisha Johura and Macie Pagani.
ON CLOUD NINETEEN -- Flying High pupils (from left) Alex Simmons, Stephen Bradford, Nafisha Johura and Macie Pagani.

The Flying High Academy at Ladybrook is living up to its name after an outstanding transformation in its test results.

The academy came 19th of 343 schools in the county in the key stage two SATs, which were taken last May by ten-to-11-year-old pupils in year six and covered the core subjects of English, maths and science.

“We are extremely proud of the children and their commitment to learning,” said deputy head Caroline Marsden. “We could not have asked any more of them.

“They gave up time after school, early in the morning and during the Easter holidays to ensure they were fully prepared.

The parents were also supportive, coming into school to take part in revision cafes.”

Work started earlier this month on a new state-of-the-art building to house the academy, which will be finished in November.