West Berkshire Council

The Ilsleys hit top 1% for reading achievements

The Ilsleys Primary School, Newbury is in the top 1% of schools in England for achievements in Key Stage 2 (KS2) reading.

The Ilsleys top 1% in England for reading achievements

Issued on: 1 March 2017


The news came via a congratulatory letter from Nick Gibb, MP and Minister of State for School Standards.

Mr Gibb thanked Headteacher Kate House for the schools hard work and professionalism in producing such high standards. He said, "100% of your pupils reached or exceeded the expected standard in reading at the end of KS2. This puts your school in the top 1% of primary schools in England for achievements in reading. We want to ensure that every child has the necessary fluency in reading to prepare them for a successful secondary education and beyond, and your school has provided this to all your pupils."

Kate House, Headteacher at The Ilsleys said, "We are delighted by this recognition. We share Mr Gibbs ambition to ensure that all pupils are fully prepared educationally for the challenges ahead and will continue to strive to maintain this level of success."

Cllr Lynne Doherty, West Berkshire's Executive Member for Education services said, "Congratulations to all at The Ilsleys! This is a brilliant accolade. I'm sure that everyone at the school is rightfully proud of this impressive achievement."