REVEALED: Portsmouth’s best primary school - according to SATS results

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The latest set of SATS results for primary schools was released this week, and here is what the city’s best performing school had to say about its success.

Gatcombe Park Primary came out as the Portsmouth’s best achievers as 79 per cent of its students met the expected targets.

Proud headteacher Ian Baker said: ‘I am very happy to put our success down to the hard work of the staff in the school, supporting children through a challenging new curriculum, and all the hard work of my pupils who rose to the challenge.

‘Going forward, we are really confident that teachers and children are working hard to ensure these results get even better.’

Twelve schools in Portsmouth saw half or more of their students achieve the expected standards in reading, writing and maths.

Many schools have fallen short of the government’s tough new curriculum and marking guidelines rolled out in 2014.

It’s the first time students have been tested since the new measures were brought in.

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