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Number of Failing Primary Schools Halved in North Yorkshire


2:08pm 13th December 2012

More primary schools are reaching the minimum standards in North Yorkshire.

Across the county, nine schools failed to reach the floor standard in SATs tests for 11 year olds; the figure has halved in the last year.

In York, the figure stayed the same with three schools not reaching minimum levels.

There's only one school not reaching the standard in the East Riding which is an improvement from six schools last year.

“The vast majority of North Yorkshire schools perform very well and outcomes for their pupils are very good,” said County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Schools.  “A very small number of our 323 primaries have faced particular difficulties which both they and the local authority are addressing.  Throughout the county our children and school staff work extremely hard to reach very high standards and our schools continue to offer excellence and a broad and balanced appropriate curriculum.”

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