Pupils performing above national average

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Key Stage 2 pupils are improving above the national average.

Figures published this week show that good progress has been made in the 2013 end of primary school tests taken by pupils in Milton Keynes, with the percentage of those achieving at least Level 4 at KS2 in reading, writing and maths at 77 per cent.

This is up two per cent on the 2012 figure and is above the national average of 75 per cent.

The figures show pupils in Milton Keynes are also making better progress between Key Stage 1 and 2 than the average for England in writing and maths. The number of pupils progressing to Level 4 in reading reached 88 per cent, the same for pupils nationally. For writing, the figure is 92 per cent, while 89 per cent achieved Level 4 in maths, both one per cent higher than the national figures.

Councillor Andy Dransfield, Lead Member for Children Services and Lifelong Learning, said: “The latest performance tables show that Milton Keynes is in an extremely healthy position at this important stage of education. Schools continue to make good progress, but of course there is no room for complacency. We continue to support schools to keep up the good work to achieve even more improvement next year.”