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Hampshire continues with high standards in primary schools

Friday, 18 July 2014

Early provisional key stage 2 Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) results for 2014 have just been released and 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) 89% of children achieved the nationally expected level 4 or above in mathematics, 91% in reading and 87% in writing. The percentage of those achieving level 4 in all areas continues to improve and has reached 82%. A significant proportion continue to reach the higher standard of level 5 in all three subject areas.

Commenting on the results Councillor Peter Edgar, Hampshire County Council's Executive Member for Education, said: "These excellent results reflect the high standards our children, teachers and local authority staff work to achieve. I would like to congratulate everyone because these results give our children an outstanding foundation for their secondary education."

"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 who are educated by them. To this end we do all we can to support schools to achieve such high standards and continually improve."

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