School re­sults higher than the na­tional av­er­age

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.”

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