Council celebrate primary exam success

Politics / Thu 10th Dec 2015 at 02:33pm

ESSEX County Council is congratulating primary schools after today’s performance tables showed another rise in the percentage of Key Stage 2 pupils in Essex achieving the expected level in reading, writing and maths.

Data released by the Department for Education today shows 81 per cent of 11-year-olds in the county achieved level 4 or higher in their Sats tests in the three subjects in 2015 – a two percentage point rise from the 79 per cent achieving the benchmark in 2014.

The Essex figure is above the national average for state-funded schools, which was 80 per cent.

The percentage of pupils in the county making the expected progress in writing between Key Stages 1 and 2 has also increased, rising from 92 per cent in 2014 to 95 per cent, and is above the national average.

Those making the expected progress in maths has risen from 89 per cent to 90 per cent and is in line with national average. The percentage for reading remains at 91 per cent and is also in line with the national average.

Cllr Ray Gooding, Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, said: “I am very pleased with these latest Key Stage 2 statistics, which are testament to the hard work and commitment of staff, pupils and governors at primary schools in Essex.

“Combined with the increasing number of pupils in the county now attending good or outstanding schools, as revealed in last week’s Ofsted Annual Report, this is a fantastic way to cap off a wonderful year for education in Essex.”

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