Children celebrate above average results

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More than two thirds of pupils achieved a ‘good’ assessment in their key stage results.

Milton Keynes’ education performance continues to be above the national average, with the results this week proving to be an improvement on last year.

Councillor Norman Miles, Lead Member for Children and School Improvement, said: “More children than ever are getting off to a great start with good EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 results.”

In Key Stage 1, more than 80 per cent of pupils in MK achieved the required level in assessments.

The assessments, which are made in reading, writing and maths, have seen an increase on last year and continue to be above the national average.

Results in reading are particularly strong with Milton Keynes ranked 12th out of 150 local authorities.

For the fourth year running, MK has seen an increase in the percentage of pupils achieving the required level in reading, writing and maths at Key Stage 2.

The tests which are taken at the end of primary school are in place to ensure that pupils are prepared for the transition into secondary school. 80 per cent of pupils in Milton Keynes have met the required level and this figure is in line with the national average.

Cllr Miles added: “I am particularly impressed with the excellent progress being made to improve reading.”