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Pupils' hard work pays off at Bentworth, Hammersmith & Fulham's most improved primary school

Staff and pupils have been celebrating after Ark Bentworth Primary Academy was named the most improved in Hammersmith & Fulham following Year Six exams.

The accolade came after the number of pupils at the school in Bentworth Road, White City, achieving a combined Level 4 in reading, writing and maths jumped 24 per cent.

Department for Education figures show exam results up from 68 per cent in 2014 to 92 per cent in December.

“I’m delighted with this year’s results,” said Damian McBeath, executive headteacher of Ark Bentworth, Ark Conway and Ark Swift. “They really demonstrate that the hard work we’ve been putting in is paying off.

"Our pupils and teachers have really gone the extra mile to get these results, and to be improving year on year is a huge achievement.

"I’d like to thank the whole school community, including all the staff and parents for their support.”

The results also place the primary in the top two per cent of most improved schools across the whole of London. Level 4 is the benchmark which pupils at the end of primary school are expected to achieve. The national average rate stands at 80 per cent.

“This really is an impressive achievement,” said Councillor Sue Macmillan, Cabinet Member for Children and Education.

“We know staff and students have worked incredibly hard for these results and they should all be very proud.”

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