Phoenix Academy rises from the ashes to top the 2018 Hailsham Primary School League table

Staff and pupils at Phoenix Academy in Hailsham are celebrating, following the publication of important Primary School test results by the Government.

With 71% of children achieving the required standard in both the English and Maths tests, Phoenix Academy is now the top performing school in Hailsham. It’s an even more amazing achievement given that three years ago the school was threatened with closure for ‘unacceptably low standards’.

In a short space of time, Phoenix Academy, which is part of STEP Academy Trust, has had a tremendous impact on children’s learning. The progress children make from when they enter to when they leave, has established Phoenix Academy as one of England’s top performing Primary Schools.

Alun Evans, the Academy’s Headteacher said “We put children at the centre of everything we do. These results show that the children at Phoenix Academy have the knowledge and ability to start secondary school ready to learn and make even greater progress. Working together with professionals across all STEP academies we are able to provide an excellent education for the children and ensure they can aim high in terms of further education and future careers”.

Chair of Governors, Sarah Hall said, “We are incredibly proud of what our children have achieved since STEP took over from the troubled Lilac Sky Academy Trust in January 2017. We receive fantastic support from the STEP team and the children are really feeling the benefit of becoming part of the wider family of STEP schools”.

The school is currently recruiting pupils for the 2019 Reception Class intake. If you would like to visit and tour the school please email joinus@stepacademytrust.org or phone 01323 841615.