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York's 11 year olds excelling at school

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4:27pm 15th December 2011

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

The Department for Education (DfE) today (15 Dec) published final results for the June 2011 Key Stage 2 tests 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 above the national average. In English, 82 per cent of pupils achieved Level 4 or above (one percentage point above the national average) and in Maths the figure was 83 per cent (three percentage points above the national average). In addition, 77per cent of pupils achieved the expected level in both English and Maths ( 3 percentage points above the national average.)

Results at Level 5 (the highest level) are 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.

Councillor Janet Looker, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Young People's Services at City of York Council, said:

"I am pleased with these results which show that York's primary schools continue to perform really well.  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."

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