Francis Baily Primary School

Address Skillman Drive,
RG19 4GG
Contact Info. T: 01635 862188
Type School
About Us

It is interesting how some schools keep a poor reputation long after they deserve to and others retain a good reputation when it is no longer merited.

When I arrived at Francis Baily in September 2013 I quickly came to understand that the good reputation the school maintained in the local community was not fully justified. The local authority and governors understood that standards had slipped which was starkly illustrated by extremely poor Year 1 phonics results in 2013 and even worse KS1 results a year later. The actions summarised below resulted in immediate improvements which have been sustained and built on through to 2016.