Primary school stats in Cheshire West 'above average'

CHESHIRE West and Chester Key Stage Two final results for primary school pupils in the borough are again above the national average.

Overall, 77 per cent of pupils reached the expected level in each of the reading, writing and maths tests compared to 75 per cent nationally.

At level 4 or higher – the accepted standard for children transferring to secondary school – 75 per cent of pupils attained this level in the spelling, punctuation and grammar test, equalling the national average.

In the reading test, 88 per cent made the grade, two points higher than the national average of 86 per cent.

And in writing - which is marked by teachers - there was an improvement of one percentage point to 84 per cent from last year, one point higher than the national average of 83%.

In the maths test, there was a one percentage point rise to 86% from last year, ahead of the national average of 85 per cent.

Councillor Mark Stocks, Executive Member for Education and Children said: “I would like to thank the pupils and teachers for all their hard work, and congratulate support staff, governors, parents and carers, because everyone involved has played their part in this wonderful set of figures.

“Education for our children in Cheshire West and Chester continues to be a main priority for this Council.

““Key Stage Two teacher assessments are also above the national average.”

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