Early-bird classes start at 7.25am

PUBLISHED: 13:12 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:26 26 October 2009

By David Morris A PRIMARY school is putting on extra-early revision sessions to boost pupils chances of achieving better exam results. Cranborne School in Potters Bar is offering booster classes to its year six pupils in the build up to their SATs exam

By David Morris

A PRIMARY school is putting on extra-early revision sessions to boost pupils' chances of achieving better exam results.

Cranborne School in Potters Bar is offering "booster classes" to its year six pupils in the build up to their SATs exams.

The classes start at 7.25am, an hour-and-a-half before the school's regular start time of 8.55am.

The classes at the school in Laurel Fields are not compulsory, and headteacher Alan Cocker insisted the classes had worked well in previous years.

He said: "This is the third year we have been running the classes and they have been a success in the past.

"Some of the pupils were even asking if we could start the sessions earlier in the school year.

"We do not run them after school because the children would be too tired then and it is good for the children to go home when it is still light."

He added: "Any parent can come to me and discuss things with me but the response in the past has been very positive."

# The early-morning classes were bought to our attention by a parent who was concerned by the early start time. But we are interested in the views of all parents.

Have you got a child who attends the school? Are you pleased the school is running these classes or are you concerned by such an early start? Contact us at whtimes@archant.co.uk or call 01707 384180.

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