Things that make Salusbury Primary School great

We all know that Salusbury is a great school.  It’s why Friends of Salusbury has raised more money in 2011/12 than any other school in Brent – a staggering £26,000 (£2,300 on cake sales alone!).   To remind us all of why Salusbury is so special here are some Top Facts that we may not all know but we should know and also be incredibly proud of:

  • 2012 SATS results: 85% of our children achieved a level 4 or above in Maths (which is the level they are supposed to achieve at the end of primary school) and 85% achieved a level 4 or above in English. This was a significant improvement on 2011 and we expect 2013 to be even better. Three children even achieved level 6.
  • In 2012 Salusbury won the Brent Maths Challenge.
  • The Chair of Governors is a professor and acting Principal of Imperial College Business School – Professor Dorothy Griffiths OBE FCGI FRSA.
  • We currently have a consultant Head Teacher who has been a head at eleven schools, has an MA in Classics, teaches Latin for the Open University and can stand on her head.
  • 10% of this year’s Queens Park Community School A Level pupils who came through Salusbury have gone to Oxford or Cambridge.
  • Salusbury Greenspace was the winner of last year’s Silver Gilt Award (London in Bloom) and came joint first in the Brent in Bloom competition (schools section).
  • 36 languages are represented in the school.
  • Salusbury partners with a school in Gambia called Mollet-Ba and the children have raised funds to buy equipment and help rebuild the African school.
  • Salusbury was the first school in Brent to be awarded the UNICEF Rights Respecting School award.
  • In 2009 the year 6 boys swimming team won the Brent championships, qualifying them to compete in the National Schools swimming championships.
  • Salusbury is the only school in the country with a refugee charity on site supporting refugee children at the school – Salusbury World.
  • All classes sing and have singing assemblies and Salusbury has been awarded the Silver SingUp award and is now in a position to go for gold.
  • There are two choirs and two drumming groups and they regularly take part in the London Festival and on one occasion were chosen for the National Festival.
  • Salusbury musicians regularly make it to the finals of Brent Young Musician of the Year – in 2010, four of the six finalists were ex Salusbury musicians. We have had three children in the National Children’s Orchestra or National Concert Band in the last five years.
  • Our African drumming group performed for Kofi Annan when he came to the UK to address both Houses of Parliament.
  • Each year we have between 120 and 140 instrumentalists who have lessons in school from Brent Music Services and each year we have pupils achieving grade 3, 4 and even sometimes 5 in their chosen instrument.
  • We have dedicated music performance and practice rooms.
  • Local business Spice Caravan is made up of refugee woman who received help and support through Salusbury World.