Pleasing Key Stage Two final results for Cheshire West and Chester pupils

14 December 2015

Key Stage Two Final results for primary school pupils across Cheshire West and Chester continue to be strong.
 
In total, 82% of pupils reached the expected level in the reading, writing and maths tests as against 80% nationally.
 
At level 4 or higher – the accepted standard for children transferring to secondary school - 83% of pupils attained this level in the spelling, punctuation and grammar test, which is 4% more than last year. The national average this year is 80%.
 
In the reading test, 91% made the grade - two points higher than the national average of 89%.
 
And in writing – which is marked by teachers – results are equal to the national average at 87%.
 
In the maths test there was a one percentage point rise to 88% from last year, ahead of the national average of 87%.
 
Councillor Nicole Meardon, Cabinet Member for Children and Families said: “I hope that these good results bode well for the pupils who sat Key Stage Two tests this year, now that they have transferred to secondary schools.
 
“Education is so vitally important and a key priority for the Council and I would like to congratulate the pupils for their hard work.
 
”Thanks too must also go to the teachers, support staff, governors and parents who have all played an important role in these results.” Added Gerald Meehan, Strategic Director for Children and Families: “Dedication and hard work has resulted in these final figures which have been achieved by Key Stage Two pupils across the Borough.
 
“Well done to the pupils and I know that many people have played a significant part in these pleasing achievements.  I would also like to thank school staff and parents and everyone involved.”

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