Bucks pupils con­tinue to make the grade

High stan­dards for Key Stage Two

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by TOM HER­BERT tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

MORE than half of Key Stage Two pupils in Buck­ing­hamshire reached the ex­pected stan­dards in read­ing, writ­ing and maths, ac­cord­ing to govern­ment fig­ures.

Of Bucks stu­dents 63% achieved the stan­dard, a num­ber which com­pares favourably to the 61% recorded by pupils na­tion­ally, leav­ing pri­mary school teach­ers de­lighted.

Across the county, this was a huge six per cent in­crease on last year’s fig­ures, the first since the new, more chal­leng­ing na­tional cur­ricu­lum was in­tro­duced in 2014.

In ad­di­tion, 10% of pupils across Buck­ing­hamshire reached the higher stan­dard, up by three per cent on last year’s re­sults.

Cab­i­net mem­ber for ed­u­ca­tion and skills, Mike Ap­p­le­yard said: “Th­ese are ex­cel­lent re­sults for the pupils and fam­i­lies in our schools.

“The con­tin­ued suc­cess and hard work by staff and pupils across the county en­sures that pupils in Buck­ing­hamshire move on to their sec­ondary schools with the skills they need to do well and to be suc­cess­ful in their fu­ture ca­reers.

“Ev­i­dence shows that a good out­come from the pri­mary school years has a di­rect im­pact on exam re­sults in later life and for this rea­son we should be proud of the schools we have and cel­e­brate, as we will with head­teach­ers and gov­er­nors, the ex­cel­lent ed­u­ca­tion pupils in Buck­ing­hamshire schools re­ceive.”

Th­ese are ex­cel­lent re­sults for the pupils and fam­i­lies in our schools

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