Record results for Hampshire primary school pupils
Monday, 24 September 2012
Yet again Hampshire pupils have done very well in national tests at Key Stage 2, their final year in primary school, according to the figures released by the Department for Education, on Thursday, 20th September.
The figures show the highest scores ever for the achievement of Hampshire pupils in Key Stage 2 assessment The numbers of children achieving the required standard of level 4 in English (87%) and mathematics (87%) is a significant improvement on 2011 results. This represents further improvement of 3% English and 4% maths from an already high base and means that Hampshire children continue to perform better than national averages.
Highest scores ever
The percentage of pupils achieving Level 5, which indicates that they are working at a level above that expected for their age, is 41% for English and 45% for mathematics - again better than national averages and a 8% improvement in English and 7% in mathematics from 2011.
The percentage of pupils achieving the important standard of Level 4 or above in both English and mathematics stands at 82%. This is a greater improvement than that seen nationally at 5% on 2011 figures and remains considerably higher than the national figure.
Consistently raising attainment
Commenting on the results Councillor Roy Perry, Hampshire County Council's Executive Lead member for Children Services, said:
"These are a really excellent set of results overall and I congratulate pupils and staff at our primary schools for their achievements. I would also like to acknowledge the work of the County Council's Inspection and Advisory Service who support our schools and help them improve results. Hampshire schools have consistently raised attainment levels year on year and this year is no exception with many of the increases better than rising trends nationally.
"These results, coupled with the fact that more than 80% of pupils are attaining level 4 English and maths at 65% of our primary schools, really do reflect the outstanding, high quality of teaching and learning going on in Hampshire. I would like to congratulate pupils, staff and also parents for the support they give to children and schools - all have contributed to these good results.
"Our schools will continue to be ambitious for their pupils and focus their efforts on ensuring all pupils aspire to make the most of their primary education to build good foundations to take them onto their next stage of learning at secondary schools."