A PRIMARY school in Berkeley has been singled out for praise by a government minister for its achievement in maths.

School standards minister Nick Gibb MP has written to Berkeley Primary School acting headteacher Alexandra Robbins congratulating the school for its pupils’ performance in the subject.

Ms Robbins said the school’s performance in maths last year was a “huge achievement”.

The letter highlights the work of teachers and pupils at the school which saw every child meet or exceed the expected standard in mathematics in key stage 2 last year.

In the letter, Mr Gibb said: “I would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils on your school’s very high standard of achievement in mathematics in the 2017 key stage 2 assessments.

“Your school’s results show that 100 per cent of your pupils reached or exceeded the expected standard in mathematics.

“We want to ensure that every child has the necessary fluency in mathematics to prepare them for a successful secondary education and beyond, and your school has provided this to your pupils.

“Thank you for your hard work and professionalism in producing such high standards and congratulations again to you and your staff for all you have achieved.”

In the most recent results, Berkeley Primary School performed well above the average for Gloucestershire and the country in terms of maths results.

More than three quarters (77 per cent) of the school’s pupils met or exceeded the standard in the three core areas of reading, writing and maths, above the English average of for England 61 per cent and the county 62 per cent.