School with Indian kids named Britain’s best

December 16th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Dec 16 (IANS) A primary school in Britain where the majority of students are of Indian and Asian origin has achieved the best exam results in the country.

Students at Newton Farm School in Harrow, northwest London, gained the highest average points score in their tests, The Sun reported.

More than three-quarters of pupils are from “minority ethnic groups”, mainly Indian and other Asian backgrounds, and speak a language other than English at home, including a large number of Tamil-speaking pupils.

Over 90 percent of pupils in a class achieved a level above the standard in the age group in both maths and English. The school has 200 pupils aged four to 11.

“The school provides a really well-rounded education while the foundations are absolutely rock solid. I believe our success is down to the rigour with which we look after our children,” headteacher Rekha Bhakoo, herself of Indian origin, was quoted as saying.

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