Hampshire continues with high standards in primary schools
Friday 29 August 2014
Provisional key stage 2 Standard Assessment Tests' (SATs) results for 2014 released today (28 August 2014), show that Hampshire has built on the already high standards in reading, writing and mathematics.
Of the children who have just completed Year 6 at primary school (11 year olds) 88% of children achieved the nationally expected level 4 or above in mathematics, 91% in reading and 87% in writing, all above national results. The percentage of those achieving level 4 in all areas continues to improve and has reached 81%, compared to 78% nationally. A significant proportion (25%) continue to reach the higher standard of level 5 in all three subject areas.
Councillor Peter Edgar, Hampshire County Councils Executive Member for Education, commented "These results are excellent. The children who sat those tests last term will be starting secondary education next week with good foundations for future success. They should be very proud of their achievement. The hard work of the teaching staff must also be recognised. There is high quality teaching in this county and I have had the pleasure of seeing that at first hand, having had the privilege of spending a great deal of time in Hampshire's schools. We are ambitious for our schools and the pupils who are educated by them. To this end we do all we can to support schools to achieve such high standards and continually improve."