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Hampshire children perform better than ever in Sats
MORE pupils than ever before have reached the expected level in English and maths tests, according to figures released by the Department for Education.
The provisional statistics show how Key Stage 2 primary school pupils did in their Sats tests, taken by 11-year-olds in England in May.
The figures show that Hampshire children are performing better than the national average, with 87 per cent achieving Level 4 in English, and 87 per cent achieving the same level in maths.
This is an improvement by three per cent in English and four per cent in maths from the 2011 results.
The percentage of pupils reaching Level 5, which indicates that they are working above the level expected for their age, was 41 per cent for English and 45 per cent for maths.
The percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in both English and maths in Hampshire was 82 per cent – an improvement on the 2011 results of 77 per cent.
However, almost one in five children in the county left school without gaining the expected level in English, and 12 per cent missed the benchmark in maths.
Councillor Roy Perry, Hampshire County Council’s executive lead member for children’s services, said: “These are a really excellent set of results overall and I congratulate pupils and staff at our primary schools for their achievement.
“I would also like to acknowledge the work of the county council’s inspection and advisory service who support our schools and help them improve results.
“Hampshire schools have consistently raised attainment levels year on year and this is no exception.”