STAFF and pupils are celebrating a ‘magnificent achievement’ to be named in the top one per cent of schools in England.

The secretary of state for education and the minister of state for school standards have penned a letter to the headteacher of Amport Church of England Primary School, congratulating her on the school’s successes.

The praise comes after every Year 6 pupil in the last academic year reached age-related expectations in reading, writing and mathematics combined, while 46 per cent of these children achieved this at ‘greater depth’, the highest record across Hampshire.

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