School celebrates high ranking

Children from Hambrook Primary School spell out the school’s rank in the national guide

STAFF at a village primary school are celebrating keeping their position as one of the top-rated South Gloucestershire schools in a national guide.

Hambrook Primary School, which draws more than half of its pupils from the Downend area, was the district’s second highest-placed primary school in the the Sunday Times 2023 Schools Guide, out of 97 in total.

The rankings are compiled using annual Key Stage 2 SATs scores.

Head teacher Jennifer Rubel said the ranking put Hambrook in the top 1.7% of schools nationally.

She said: “Our children flourish at Hambrook and these results are testament to this.

“We focus on a whole child approach, ensuring our children are happy, engaged, challenged and supported through an exciting and inspiring curriculum.

“Our close partnership with parents and carers is vital in ensuring our children each reach their potential in all areas of school life.”

The school was rated good by education regulator Ofsted at its last inspection in 2018.