English and maths success for Lincolnshire pupils

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MORE Lincolnshire pupils reached the expected Level 4+ in both English and maths compared to the national average and that of comparative local authorities.

New figures released on the 2011 Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Assessment results show:

The percentage of pupils leaving primary school with expected levels of attainment in English and maths rose by 1% from 2010, which is higher than the provisional national average.

In maths, Lincolnshire children have matched the national improvement in Level 4+ and outperformed the average for statistical neighbours.

In English overall, levels have improved from last year.

There has been a significant improvement in the number of children achieving a Level 4+ in writing, increasing by five per cent from 2010 and this represents a bigger increase than seen nationally.

The percentage of children making at least the expected two levels of progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 in English has increased by four per cent and in maths by three per cent over the last three years.

Coun Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services, praised the efforts of school staff and children in Lincolnshire: “The hard work and determination of schools has once again been rewarded by results which see Lincolnshire children achieving better than their contemporaries across the country.

“ During the current year we have a heavy focus on improving reading even further, in line with the requirements of the new Ofsted guidelines.”