ASKWITH Primary School was delighted to receive a letter from the Minister for Schools, Damian Hinds, congratulating the school on their 2023 phonics screening check results.

With 100 per cent of the pupils in Year 1 reaching the expected standard, Askwith is in the top one per cent of all primary schools in the country.

Head teacher Mrs Elaine Nayler said: "Our success in teaching phonics and early reading so effectively has meant that our pupils are developing a firm foundation, from which they can become increasingly fluent, and develop a lifelong love of reading.

"This photograph was taken at our Breakfast Story club available from 7.30am."

Places are available at Askwith Primary School, (Rated Outstanding - Ofsted Nov 2022) in all year groups. Contact the office on 01943 462896 or email