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Hillborough Junior School headteacher John Williams (centre back) with staff and pupils

Hillborough Junior School headteacher John Williams (centre back) with staff and pupils

Hillborough Junior School staff and pupils were basking in yet another accolade this week – they were the only Luton school to appear in a national newspaper poll of England’s top 400 primary and prep schools.

The influential Sunday Times Schools Guide takes various criteria into account, including Sats Key Stage 2 results. Hillborough Primary came 214th – down from 150th last year. It has also been designated a National Support School with headteacher John Williams named as a National Leader.

Mr Williams said: “The school has a strong tradition of achievement.

“We’ve gone from strength to strength since being awarded BEACON status in 1999. We’ve just been designated a National Support School and I’ve been named a National Leader.”

But he added: “The reason for our success is team work. Staff want to stay because they feel an important part of the school.
“I believe in CPD – continuing professional development, which allows teachers to develop within the school.

“This means we can offer the children stability in an ever-changing world. We give them roots, a sense of belonging. We’re like family.

“We build on what they can achieve. We have a rigorous programme of sports and performing arts which encourages self-esteem and confidence and this impacts on their learning.”The influential Sunday Times Schools Guide takes various criteria into account, including Sats Key Stage 2 results. Hillborough Primary came 214th – down from 150th last year. It has also been designated a National Support School with headteacher John Williams named as a National Leader.

Mr Williams said: “The school has a strong tradition of achievement.

“We’ve gone from strength to strength since being awarded BEACON status in 1999. We’ve just been designated a National Support School and I’ve been named a National Leader.”

But he added: “The reason for our success is team work. Staff want to stay because they feel an important part of the school.
“I believe in CPD – continuing professional development, which allows teachers to develop within the school.

“This means we can offer the children stability in an ever-changing world. We give them roots, a sense of belonging. We’re like family.

“We build on what they can achieve. We have a rigorous programme of sports and performing arts which encourages self-esteem and confidence and this impacts on their learning.”

 

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