Primary school transform results

A primary school in Norfolk which was one of the worst performing schools in the country has transformed results after introducing a nine hour day.

Make pupils stay longer at school

Teaching bosses at a school transformed by longer working days have been talking to ITV News Anglia about their strategy.

Great Yarmouth Primary Academy use to be one of the worst performing schools in the country.

Now it's been rated as good by OFSTED after introducing a nine hour day so youngsters could complete their homework at school.

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Longer school hours transforms results

Some of the children at Great Yarmouth Primary Academy Credit: ITV News Anglia

A primary school in Norfolk which was one of the worst performing schools in the country has transformed results after introducing a 9 hour day.

Now MP's are being told that longer school days like at Great Yarmouth Primary Academy helps youngsters, particularly those from poor communities.

The school introduced the 45 hour week to give pupils the same opportunities as those from private schools and wealthy backgrounds. It believes that giving them somewhere to do homework can boost results.

In a dramatic turnaround in less than 2 years it's earned a good rating by Ofsted.