Primary school brings out the best in children

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Desmond Anderson Primary School prides itself on providing a curriculum that engages its children and brings out the best in their ability.

In the heart of Tilgate, the school, which also houses a nursery, is a real part of the community.

jpco-3-4-13 Desmond Anderson Knights and Princesses banquet  (Pic by Jon Rigby)

jpco-3-4-13 Desmond Anderson Knights and Princesses banquet (Pic by Jon Rigby)

It recently celebrated its latest Ofsted report which showed it had moved from a ‘satisfactory’ school to a ‘good school with outstanding features.’

To demonstrate its engagement with pupils, the school held an end of project banquet for its Year 2 classes.

The children celebrated the end of term in style as they dressed up in turrets and tiaras for the event.

The little knights and princesses took a stroll through the school grounds as they were entertained by jugglers on the day.

Head teacher, Terry Quinton, said: “We are following a curriculum that engages children and we are proud of our achievements.

“Children’s basic skills are improving year on year, but we are not ‘teaching to the test’!

“Along with the vast majority of primary schools in this country, we see no need to become an academy.

“We reject financial incentives and our results are above the floor standard.”