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Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury voices delight after earning Success For All Flagship award


By Dave Gooderham


A primary school in Sudbury is celebrating after becoming one of only six schools across the country to land a prestigious educational award.

Woodhall Primary School has been named a Success For All Flagship School.

The award is presented to schools in recognition of their work to further develop their curriculum, pupil outcomes and staff development.

Woodhall Primary School has been named a Success For All Flagship School. Contributed picture. (15104732)
Woodhall Primary School has been named a Success For All Flagship School. Contributed picture. (15104732)

It comes a year after it shared a portion of a £200,000 grant, provided by the Department for Education to fund the improvements.

Matthew Fuller, headteacher at Woodhall Primary School, said: “We are delighted to be named a Success for All Flagship School.

“This has come about thanks to the hard work and commitment of staff and pupils, while the entire community has supported us on our Success For All journey.

Woodhall Primary School has been named a Success For All Flagship School. Contributed picture. (15104738)
Woodhall Primary School has been named a Success For All Flagship School. Contributed picture. (15104738)

“The introduction of the programme has had a huge impact on children’s learning and has helped us to enhance their educational experience.”

The programme was run in conjunction with the charity Success For All, which has worked closely with the school to implement improvements.

Peter O’Brien, director of partnerships at Success For All, said: “Woodhall has shown the highest level of commitment towards the programme and truly deserves this accolade.

“It has been on a real journey, but the investment shown by the senior leadership team, staff and pupils – and the knock-on effect it has had in the local community – has made all the hard work worthwhile.”

The primary school has been supported by the Unity Schools Partnership, of which it is a member, and the Unity Research School.

Andy Samways, director of the Unity Research School, said: “To be one of only six flagship status schools in the country is real honour for Woodhall Primary School staff and pupils.

“It is a double celebration for the trust as one of the other six schools is Houldsworth Valley Primary Academy in Newmarket, which is also part of the Unity Schools Partnership.”

Success For All is an improvement scheme, which works on developing a bespoke educational plan for each participating primary school.

To find out more about the programme, go online to www.successforall.org.uk.



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