St. Mary’s Catholic Junior School, Carshalton – Expansion Plans

A letter has been issued to local residents in respect of the PROPOSED BUILDING DEVELOPMENTS FOR THE EXPANSION OF ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC JUNIOR SCHOOL, SHORTS ROAD, CARSHALTON, SM5 2PB. the contents of the letter are summarised below.

St. Mary’s Catholic Junior School will be holding a pre-planning consultation drop in session on Wednesday 17th September from 3.45pm through to 6.30pm.  The Architectural Consultants; Re-Format, will be arranging an exhibition at the School to share with you the proposed building development and the associated infrastructure, which will enable the expansion of the School.  Representatives from the School, the Council and the Consultant Architects will be available to discuss the proposals.  There will be the opportunity for you to record any comments or observations you may have, which we hope will inform the further development of the design for the project. We are also involving staff and pupils in looking at what is being proposed and allowing them the opportunity to comment as well.

Please note that the school entrance is off Shorts Road and is shared with St. Philomena’s School.  Please follow the direction signs from this point.

The school look forward to meeting you on 17th September to share our proposals and to hear your views.

One or more of your three local councillors may be in attendance for part of the time subject to our other commitments that afternoon/evening.

Bright kids shine at Key Stage 2 results

Local primary school governor Cllr. Alan Salter reports: “Sutton’s schoolchildren are celebrating after achieving their best-ever results in the recent Key Stage 2 examinations”.

The English and maths tests, taken by Year 6 pupils in their final months at primary school, are a vital indicator of a child’s early educational achievement.

Fellow local primary school governor, Cllr. Jill Whitehead says: “Overall in the Government’s preferred combination of maths and English results, Sutton pupils achieved an extraordinary 85.1%, up from last year’s 81.8% – which was the third best in the country.”

Cllr. Dave Callaghan, Chair of Sutton’s Children, Family and Education Committee, said: “This is a magnificent achievement. I would like to congratulate the hard-working staff and pupils of each and every primary school in the borough. “Our primary schools are doing a great job in preparing children for secondary school and life after education.”

The highest results were achieved at St Mary’s Junior School in Carshalton where an astonishing 98.5% of the pupils gained the Level 4+ grade required to pass.

The biggest year-on-year increase was recorded by pupils at Hackbridge Primary School in Wallington which saw its results leap from 56.9% in 2011 to 77.8% this year, an improvement of more than 20%.

Hackbridge Primary SchoolThe borough’s schools also recorded huge success in the tougher Level 5 rating. In English, 44.5% of all pupils reached this grade up from 35.8% in 2011. And in maths 49.2% hit Level 5 – up from 48.2% last year.

Cllr Callaghan added: “I am particularly pleased that our schools are doing such a good job in encouraging bright pupils to achieve their potential.”