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Kilbirnie’s St Bridget's Primary School named Scotland’s top primary school

EDM (Early Day Motion) 379: tabled on 06 September 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates St Bridget’s Primary School in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, on being named Scotland’s top primary school in The Times primary school league table, achieving 380 out of 400 points despite 93 per cent of its pupils living in Scotland’s most deprived areas and around half of its pupils having additional support needs; recognises that that achievement is a testament to the dedication of head teacher, Dennis Hopkins, and his teaching and support staff at St Bridget’s Primary School who have worked with pupils and parents to achieve the best potential outcomes for their pupils; notes that that league table outcome illustrates that the Scottish Government’s ongoing efforts have helped to narrow the attainment gap for North Ayrshire pupils; acknowledges that St Bridget’s Primary School is one of four primary schools in Cunninghame North in Scotland’s top 50 primary schools, with Dykesmains Primary School in Saltcoats, Beith Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School in Largs occupying the 8th, 10th, and 17th position in The Times primary school league table respectively; and wishes all schools and pupils every success in their ongoing efforts to further narrow the education attainment gap across North Ayrshire and Scotland.