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SATS results are out


5:10pm 2nd August 2011

Children's Services leaders at City of York Council have today (2nd August)  welcomed government figures which show that York schools are continuing to make excellent progress in the Key Stage 2 tests, and overall remain significantly above national averages.

The Department for Education (DfE) today published provisional National and Local Authority results for 11 year olds. For York, these results show that:

Results at Level 4+ (the expected level of achievement for 11 year olds) - all results continue to be well above the national average. In English, 83 per cent of pupils achieved Level 4 or above (two percentage points above the national average) and in Maths the figure was 83 per cent (three percentage point above the national average).

Results at Level 5 (the highest level) are also all significantly above the national average, and place the authority as the best-performing authority in the region.  In English, 36 per cent of pupils achieved Level 5 (seven percentage points above the national average) and in Maths the figure was 43 per cent (eight percentage points above the national average).

Some schools have had their highest ever results with other schools achieving way above their original targets, demonstrating the positive impact of particular local initiatives this year.

Pete Dwyer, director of Adults, Children and Education, City of York Council, said:

"I am really pleased with these results which show that York's primary schools continue to perform excellently.  The hard work of pupils and teaching staff has produced positive results right across the city.  We recognise the support of parents and the collective efforts of a range of partner organisations in these achievements, which really do help ensure our children in York have the best possible start in life."

Councillor Ruth Potter, Cabinet member for Education, Children & Young People's Services, said:

"I'd like to congratulate all the pupils, their families and all the school staff for their hard work over the last year."

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