READING’S children are performing above the national average according to figures released today.
The Key Stage 2 statistics show 56 per cent of Reading pupils are achieving the expected standard compared with 53 per cent nationally.
This ranks Reading at 50th out of 152 local authorities compared to 103rd last year.
Reading has improved its ranking across a wide range of key measures:
71% of pupils in Early Years achieved a Good Level of Development. Nationally this was 66%, improving our ranking from 65 to 45.
At Key Stage 1: 61.2% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths and this is also above the National Average.
56% of pupils achieved the expected standard at the end of primary school, which is 3% above the national proportion.
Every primary school in Reading is above the Department for Education’s minimum target and, when taken cumulatively, the individual progress measures reported for each school would put Reading above the expected standard.
Councillor Tony Jones, Reading’s Lead Member for Education, said:
“These Key Stage 2 figures are very welcome and demonstrate how far we have come in delivering improvements in education in primary schools in Reading.
“I would like to congratulate all the headteachers, staff and pupils for the hard work put into these new style tests which were much more rigorous than previous years.
“We will continue to work with all schools to ensure improvements continue to be made in all areas.”