A village primary school has been awarded the Excellence in Literacy Quality Mark, recognising its work in encouraging children’s love of reading.
The award from the International Literacy Centre has been given to All Saints Primary School in Lawshall.
The centre praises effective leadership, support for staff and challenging targets for pupils which are generally met with children making very good progress.
The school also plays a leading role in supporting professional learning and improvement in other schools through collaborative literacy projects.
The school library is regularly updated and well stocked and there are also close relationships with parents who are kept well informed on their children’s targets and progress.
In a letter to the school the centre states: “There is a strong sense that literacy really is at the heart of All Saints Primary School supported by a motivating and creative curriculum.”
Headteacher, Clare Lamb, said: “We are delighted by the outcome and feel that it celebrates all that we do to support our children’s literacy skills and learning.”