Final performance tables for key stage 2 Standard Assessment Test (SATs) results for 2013 have just been released and show that Hampshire's schools have built on the high standards their pupils attain in reading, writing and mathematics.
Children sat these tests at the end of Year 6 at primary school (11 years old). 87% of Hampshire children achieved the nationally expected level 4 or above in mathematics, 88% in reading and 84% in writing. The percentage of those achieving level 4 in all areas continues to improve and has reached 78%. A significant proportion (22%) continue to reach the higher standard of level 5 in all three subject areas. All of these figures are higher than the provisionally reported national figures for state primary schools.
Councillor Peter Edgar, Executive Member for Education commented: "These results reflect the high standards and hard work of our children, teachers and local authority staff. These children have now started secondary school with the tools to be successful in this phase of their education. We are ambitious for our schools and the pupils who are educated by them. To this end we continue to support and challenge Hampshire schools and they continue to achieve high standards and strive to improve further."