Hampshire continues with high standards in primary schools
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Early provisional key stage 2 Standard Assessment Test (SATs) results for 2013, recently released, show that Hampshire has maintained and built on the high standards in reading, writing and mathematics.
Of the children currently in Year 6 at primary school (age 10-11 years old), the percentage of those achieving the nationally expected level 4 in all areas (mathematics, reading and writing) continues to improve and has reached 78% (77% in 2012 and 70% in 2011), with 22% of children achieving the higher standard of level 5 in all three subject areas (22% in 2012).
Councillor Peter Edgar, Executive Member for Education, commented: "This is an excellent set of results and reflects the high standards our children, teachers and local authority staff work to achieve. The results mean that those children, about to embark on their secondary education, will have a strong foundation to build upon. Children currently in Year 6 should be very proud of their achievement which is testament to the hard work of the teaching staff and the high quality of teaching in this county that I have had the pleasure of seeing first hand, having spent time in many of Hampshire's schools. We are ambitious for our schools and the pupils educated by them. To this end we do all we can to support schools to achieve such high standards and continually improve."