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David Blunkett MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough visited St Thomas More Primary School in April to congratulate the school on its landmark exam success.

In 2013, nearly 60% of students achieved a Level 5 at Key Stage 2 in English grammar, punctuation and spelling (and 33% reached Level 4).  96% of students gained a Level 4 or 5 in Mathematics, whilst 100% of students gained a Level 4 or 5 in English reading.

The school also had 100% of children achieving Level 4+ in writing (teacher assessment).

Mr Blunkett said, “My congratulations to them on the wonderful work they are doing on the turnaround of the school and I wish them well for the forthcoming Key Stage examinations in May.”

The children of St Thomas More thoroughly enjoyed Mr Blunkett’s visit – he visited every classroom and even let the younger children stroke his dog!  Mr Blunkett then met with members of the school council and they spoke to him about St Thomas More and asked him questions about his job.

Headteacher, Donna Faley said, “We were delighted that Mr Blunkett took time out of his busy schedule to come and visit us at school.  It was great that the whole school community received recognition for their commitment and dedication.”

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David Blunkett is pictured with members of St Thomas More school council.