Schools Ministers praise high-flying Trafford primary school

A Trafford school has been congratulated by government ministers for being one of the top primary schools in the country.

Seymour Park Community Primary School, Stretford, was placed in the top 3% of primary schools in the country. Its superb effort earned a letter of congratulations from Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education, and Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Standards .

The MEN Primary Performance tables also celebrated Seymour Park Community Primary School recently for making the best pupil progress from the end of Key Stage 1 to the end of Key Stage 2 in 2018. It was placed as the top primary school in Trafford, fourth in Greater Manchester and 64th in England (out of almost 15,000 primary schools).

Headteacher Anthony Rae said:

The staff, parents, pupils and governors were delighted to receive a letter. It is testament to the hard work the pupils have done, along with the fantastic support they are given by our community.

While our school is thrilled to have done so well in the league tables, this is just part of the core values we look to instil in our pupils to ensure they achieve their true potential.”

Cllr Jane Baugh, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Children’s Services, said:

Anthony will be retiring in July this year after 23 years as a Trafford headteacher and 35 years of teaching in Trafford primary schools.

While normally taking very little notice of league tables, but focusing on the children themselves, Mr Rae is extremely proud of his school community for their never-ending efforts to achieve our very best in all aspects of school life.

Community is central to the ethos and values within Seymour Park - it holds fast to the principles of family, kindness, diversity and inclusion.

The school is in an area of Trafford with significant levels of challenge and deprivation. I know Anthony is delighted to have been invited to the Queen’s garden party this year - it is an honour he rightly deserves.

 We are fortunate indeed to have such committed and dedicated headteachers, school staff and governors in Trafford.” 


Posted on Friday 22nd February 2019