A sports day and summer fair have raised more than £1,000 towards new playground equipment at Alnwick’s Duke’s Middle School.
And the current crop of Year 6 pupils have proved they are champions in the classroom after landing the school’s best ever Key Stage Two SATs results.
All of the students who took the exams reached the expected level 4 in reading, while 91 per cent reached this standard in writing.
More than 96 per cent gained a level 4 in maths.
Level 4 across the board in reading, writing and maths was also up to 91 per cent.
Headteacher Dawn Morton described the results as exceptional, while Elaine Smith, chairman of the school’s steering committee, said they represented a significant improvement.
At the sports day, the indoor champions of the Classroom Sports Challenges, which included darts and hockey relays, was Dunstanburgh House.
The newly-formed PTA helped get the fair off the ground. It featured pony rides, bouncy castle, splat the teacher and other attractions.