Swindon is climbing the national performance league tables following the publication of the latest Key Stage 2 results.
The majority of primary school children have reached the required target level in English and Maths and many have exceeded it, comparing favourably with schools nationally.
The Key Stage Two attainment and achievement results 2011, published by the Department for Education (DfE), showed the following results for Swindon’s 11-year-old pupils:
• 83% of pupils reached the expected level in English (4+) compared to 81% nationally, ranking Swindon 57th out of 150 local authorities (up 43 places from last year)
• 81% of pupils reached the expected level in Maths (4+) compared to 80% nationally, ranking Swindon 57th out of 150 local authorities (up 10 places)
• 75% of pupils achieved the expected level in English and Maths combined compared to 74% nationally, ranking Swindon 53rd out of all local authorities (up 17 places)
• 28% of pupils achieved level 5+ in English which was a fall of 4% and was reflected by an identical decrease nationally.
• 36% of pupils achieved level 5+ in Maths compared to 35% nationally, ranking Swindon 53rd out of all local authorities (up 44 places)
• 21% of pupils achieved level 5+ in English and Maths, the same figure as last year
Cllr David Renard, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “The year on year improvements are testament to the hard work put in by our young people, teachers, governors and all those who support learning in our schools.
“I would like to thank all those involved in these achievements which contribute to making Swindon a great place to work, learn and play.”
To see the full results, go to the DfE website at: www.education.gov.uk