Finalised Key Stage 2 results released by the Department for Education show that a higher percentage of the county’s children have met the expected standards, compared to their peers nationally.
Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Education and Skills, Councillor Roz Chadd, said: “Pupils have worked hard to achieve these outcomes and I would like to congratulate them for their achievements. I would also like to thank the school leaders, teachers and wider staff teams who have worked tirelessly to ensure pupils have access to high standards of teaching and learning. Thanks must also go to the County’s School Improvement Team for the good work they have again undertaken this year to support schools with providing high quality education.
“With more than 90 per cent of our schools currently rated good or outstanding by OFSTED, our children are in good hands and both pupils and teachers can be proud of their achievements – well done!”
The results of assessments taken by children in their final year of primary school in May 2019, show that Hampshire pupils attain better than the national average in every subject tested.
Overall, 68 per cent of Hampshire’s primary school children met the required standards for reading, writing and mathematics combined, compared with 65 per cent nationally.
As well as the overall score, the percentage of Hampshire children who achieved the expected level in individual subjects was also higher than the national average:
- Reading 76 per cent versus 74 per cent nationally;
- Writing 81 per cent versus 79 per cent nationally;
- Mathematics 80 per cent compared with 79 per cent nationally.