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Letter from the Minister for Schools 

We have all become very used to the postman bringing bills and information about the rising cost of everything, so you can imagine our surprise when a large white envelope was delivered, bringing some wonderful news.  Springdale had received a letter from Damian Hinds, the Minister for schools congratulating us on our outstanding achievement in the 2023 Phonics Screening Check. 

Springdale First School is in the top 3 per cent of all Primary Schools in the country for our phonics screening results.  We have attached a copy of the letter for you to read.

We are incredibly proud of this, and I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of the staff for their commitment and dedication to ensuring that our children learn their phonics, enabling them to read fluently and accurately.  I would also like to say thank you to all of you too for supporting your child with their reading at home, with practising their phonics - it really does make a difference.