School results higher than the national average
primary schools have once again performed strongly, according to Key Stage 2 results published by the Department for Education this week.
The provisional data shows that 66% of Buckinghamshire pupils achieved at least the expected standard across reading, writing and maths, a 2% increase on last year’s results and two per cent higher than the national average of 64%.
In addition, 11% of pupils across Buckinghamshire achieved the higher standard across the board, up one per cent on last year’s results and above the national figure of 10%.
This year has seen a two-percentage-point increase in children achieving the highest level of writing assessment, where work is beyond that expected of a Year 6 child.
Cabinet member for education and skills Mike Appleyard said: “Once again our schools and pupils have performed magnificently, achieving well and securing our 11 year old children the best possible start to their secondary education. These results reflect the continued hard work of pupils, teachers and school leaders across the county.”