Dr Dan Poulter was delighted to visit staff and pupils at Occold Primary School today, particularly to congratulate them on their recent Key Stage 2 (KS2) results.
Occold Primary School is amongst a number of primary schools in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich who have seen an increase since last year in the number of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics.
Thanks to the hard work of teachers and pupils who have adjusted well to the reformed KS2 tests, the national average has increased from 61% to 64% this year. Occold have seen their results dramatically improve, from 50% in 2017 to a very impressive 80% in 2018.
Dr Dan was able to see for himself the enthusiasm and passion for reading amongst the pupils, taking time to enjoy a reading session in the school's library.
The pupils also enjoyed a brief Question and Answer session with Dr Dan and despite their young age, they were very informed on the latest political topics including, of course, the Brexit negotiations.