The importance of a good primary education has never been better recognised in the UK and so more and more parents are moving to areas in which the best schools are located.

Results and statistics have shown that some of the highest achieving primary schools are those nestled in rural England. Let’s take a peek at some of these…

Hampstead Norreys Church of England Primary School

This small primary is located in Berkshire, within the small town of Thatcham, 15 miles west of Reading. It obtained better SATS results than 15,000 other primary schools across the country last year. All pupils taking the SATS exams reached “Level 5” in mathematics and science and a whopping 93% attained the higher standard in English exams.

As to whether this school is high-achieving, the proof is very much in the pudding – its results are better than the national average and it is regularly highly praised by inspectors. This has become a trend for many rural primary schools across England.
Cotherstone School

This primary school is located in the tiny picturesque village of Cotherstone, just outside of the market town of Barnard Castle in the north east of England. The school only has three classes and under fifty pupils, meaning children get a great deal of help and attention from teachers. The quality of its teaching is illustrated by its impressive KS2 points. Cotherstone School is another example of how small rural schools are overtaking larger urban schools in terms of achievement.

Primary Education is Crucial

These are just two of the rural primaries that you might consider sending your children to. Primary education is crucial in equipping youngsters with the basic academic and social skills that they will need for secondary school life, and eventually, to be successful in following their chosen career path.

These schools are two of the best schools in England and can provide a well-rounded primary education for your child. Living in a rural area can be great for your children as it allows them fresh air free from pollution and the space to run about and have fun. It can also be a welcome change of pace for adults, taking the stress away that exists in city living. New homes have been built in the surrounding areas of the schools and so it shouldn’t be hard to find a home that is well suited to your requirements and budget.

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