(Image credit: Notts Post) The academy has achieved a top three position with its progress scores)

A Nottinghamshire primary school has received a letter of high praise from the Secretary of State for Education for hitting the top three percent for progress in the country.

In the letter signed by Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education, and  Minister of State for School Standards, Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy has been recognised for achieving outstanding results.

We are very proud of the achievement and will definitely continue to strive to be better.

Anne Ingle, head teacher

Results show progress in English, writing and mathematics. The news comes after the school’s recent ‘good’ Ofsted report.

The school on Crompton Road, with 220 pupils aged from three to eleven, was reported as showing ‘significant signs of improvement’.

The progress scores indicate the educational achievement of individual pupils and the school plans to improve these scores by continuing their agenda of research and development, looking at teaching and learning, and the curriculum.

Anne Ingle, the head teacher, said: “We are very proud of the achievement and will definitely continue to strive to be better and better. Receiving the letter is a welcome encouragement.”