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Small Bedfordshire school achieves 100% in phonics screening check

St George’s Lower School is located in an area of Leighton Buzzard where over a third of children come from deprived households: 46% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. In 2013, the school scored only 33% in its Phonics Screening Check (the borough average was 68%). Since adopting the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme, their scores have improved dramatically over three years, achieving a staggering 100% in 2015.

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