Hasting Hill Academy praised by Schools Minister

Youngsters at a Wearside school are celebrating being given the thumbs up from the Schools Minister.

Nick Gibbs MP, Minister of State for Schools, has written to Hasting Hill Academy to praise staff and students their progress.

The Tilbury Road primary is among one of the country’s top schools for the progress is has made.

Jane Walton, headteacher at the school, said everyone is excited and delighted with the recognition.

She said: “We were thrilled to receive this letter, acknowledging all the hard work and brilliant achievements by our children.

“Louise Saunders, the school’s headteacher up until last summer, has expressed her absolute delight that the school’s achievements have been recognised in this way.

“Being part of Wise Academies has certainly had a huge impact on standards. We intend to build upon last year’s fantastic outcomes and continue to move the school forward.”

You can read the full article on the Sunderland Echo website here.

You can read the letter of acknowledgement here