Pupils a class act

Mike Appleyard

Key Stage 2 results just published by the Department for Education show that Buckinghamshire primary schools have again achieved strong outcomes when compared with the national figures.

Provisional data shows that 66% of Buckinghamshire pupils achieved at least the expected standard across reading, writing and maths – a two per cent 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 also 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 (pictured), 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.’

September 8, 2018