Greenfields Primary School

Greenfields Primary School in Kettering is now ranked in the top 3% of schools in England for progress in reading, writing and mathematics and is rated as one of the top five schools in Northamptonshire for the same measure.

The school was recently crowned East Midlands Primary Champion at the prestigious TES Pupil Premium Awards, held at the House of Commons, and was a Primary School Finalist in the Northamptonshire Education Awards.

This kind of success is a far cry from the academic picture when the school joined the David Ross Education Trust in November 2013. At that time, the school had a challenging reputation in the local community and progress levels in all subjects were significantly below the national average.

Through the support of the David Ross Education Trust, and a relentless focus on raising aspirations, building academic standards and offering a broad and balanced curriculum, the school has been transformed.

In the summer of 2015, Ofsted rated the school as ‘Good’, praising the leadership, quality of teaching and the positive attitude of pupils. Greenfields is now going from strength to strength.

Working in partnership with schools across the David Ross Education Trust, Greenfields Primary School is able to share best practice and access a wealth of enrichment opportunities that are unique to the network.

The school has also embraced the Trust’s leading eLearning programme, making digital technology an integral part of lessons every day.

Sandra Appleby, Headteacher at Greenfields Primary School, said:

“Our recent successes are not only because of the outstanding progress that our children make, but it is also down to the expertise and efforts of our staff who work tirelessly to provide the very best outcomes for our pupils.

“Working in the heart of our community, we are also delighted that we have just opened a dedicated nursery provision, catering for families in our local area.

“We are proud to work with our colleagues across the David Ross Education Trust, sharing best practice and benefiting from the one of a kind experiences and learning opportunities on offer as part of the network.”