Newlands Primary School in top 10% nationally for reading and writing progress

Well above average progress for pupils in reading and writing at Newlands

Newlands Primary School in Ramsgate celebrated the release of results for Year 6 children just before Christmas as it took a place in the top 10% nationally for reading and writing achievement.

The results for children in their SAT tests just before they move up to secondary school placed Newlands in the top 10% for progress in reading and writing and the top 20% for progress in maths.

This summer, 74% of Newlands Year 6 children achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, compared to a national average of 60%. The average for Kent primary schools was 59%.

Some 14% of the Newlands children achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths, compared to the national figure of 8%.

Across the board Newlands children surpassed national averages with 79% of children reaching the expected standard in reading (national average 73%), 81% in writing (national average 71%) and 74% (national average 73%) in maths.

The government’s school performance tables list the Dumpton Lane school as well above average for reading and writing and above average for maths.

Headteacher David Bailey said: “The children worked extremely hard to achieve outstanding results and we couldn’t be happier for them. We have come together as a community to work together and create new futures. It’s always so pleasing to see hard work paying off.”

There is time to apply for a place in the reception class at Newlands from September 2024 as the deadline is 15th January. To find out more visit

Newlands is part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). There are 5 TKAT schools in Thanet. All the schools are rated Good by Ofsted – Newlands and Dame Janet in Ramsgate, and Drapers Mills, Northdown and Salmestone in Margate.