Aylward Primary School in Stanmore is among the top three per cent of schools in England for Key Stage Two results – according to the Department for Education.

The secretary of state for education, Damian Hinds wrote to the school this week to congratulate its staff and pupils for “very high” levels of progress in reading, writing and mathematics assessments last year.

Results published in December showed that progress made by students across these subjects from Key Stage One to Two meant Aylward was among the top few schools in the country achieving this score.

In his letter, Mr Hinds said: “Thank you for producing such high standards through your hard work and professionalism, and congratulations again to you and your staff for all you have achieved.”

Aylward Primary School is in Pangbourne Drive and Mr Clive Westall is its headmaster.