Primary pupils pass test but can do better

Coun Patricia Bradwell. EMN-150320-162124001 EMN-150320-162124001
Coun Patricia Bradwell. EMN-150320-162124001 EMN-150320-162124001

Lincolnshire County Council has vowed to continue the battle to improve standards for all primary school pupils in the county.

The message comes after the publication of the latest Key Stage 2 league tables by the Department of Education.

The tables show primary school pupils in the News area helped drive up standards in Lincolnshire - even though the county is still lagging in the bottom third of the national league table.

Across the county, pupils showed year-on-year progress in reading, writing and maths.

Overall, the number of pupils in Lincolnshire reaching the national minimum Level 4 in reading, writing and maths rose to 79% - 2% up on last year.

The national average was 80 per cent.

The county’s pupils did particularly well in reading, with a 91% achievement rate - above the national average.

The percentage of pupils achieving a “good level 4” (4B+ in reading and maths and 4+ in writing) increased to 68%, a 2% increase from 2014.

The tables are based on the results of tests taken by Year 6 pupils in May earlier this year.

Fifteen Lincolnshire schools recorded an outstanding 100% of pupils attaining a Level 4+ in reading, writing and maths.

Figures for Horncastle Primary School show 75 pupils took the tests and 91% achieved level four, with maths (89%) coming out slightly better than writing (85%).

The overall rate at St Andrews School in Woodhall Spa was 95% - the same as Tattershall Primary School.

The figure at Coningsby St Michael was 97% and at Kirkby on Bain School was 94%.

Scamblesby Church of England Primary and Wragby Primary achieved a 100% rate.

Figures were influenced by a number of factors - not least the number of pupils taking the tests at each school.

Coun Patricia Bradwell, executive councillor for children’s services, said: “Whilst we are pleased with the progress that’s been made, we are ambitious and want all our schools to be performing at the highest level for their pupils.

“This is a key priority for everyone working in education across the county.

“We want to make sure that all our children and young people in every area of the county have the best possible opportunities to learn.”

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The latest performance tables at key stage 2 released by the Department for Education today show continued progress in reading, writing and maths.

The tables are based on the results of tests taken by Year 6 pupils in May earlier this year.

Statistically, girls performer better than boys. 80 per cent of girls acheievdd level four and 77 per cent of boys. Again, that latter figure is an improvement.

The figures for the number of key stage 2 pupils achieving reading, writing and maths skills at level five or above also show year on year improvement in Lincolnshire, with 23 per cent achieving this level following the examinations.

Last year, 22 per cent of pupils were graded at level 5 or above.