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Thursday 26 July 2018

Pupils at Cheshire East primary schools have a bright future

Primary pupils in Cheshire East have again achieved an impressive set of end of key stage results in 2018.

From the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage through to the end of Key Stage 2, schools across the borough have produced outcomes where 18 out of the 21 national indicators have improved in 2018 compared to last year. The other three indicators remained unchanged.

This year, one of the key achievements at the end of Key Stage Two was seen in the reading test, where 81 per cent of pupils attained the expected standard or higher – this is five percentage points above last year’s figure.

In writing, 80 per cent achieved the expected standard which was a four percentage point increase on the previous year.

One of the most important national indicators is the combined outcomes in reading, writing and maths at the end of Key Stage 2. In 2018, results showed 67 per cent of learners achieved the expected level or better compared with 64 per cent in the previous year. Provisional national data shows that our achievements are three percentage points above the figure for all schools in England for this indicator.

Councillor Jos Saunders, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for children and families, said: “I believe that primary national curriculum tests are a really challenging experience for every young leaner and I am delighted that the young people of Cheshire East have excelled in them.

“We already know we have many excellent schools achieving very high learner outcomes but, even so, the consistency of these results across all key stages is hugely impressive and pleasing.  I recognise the substantial work which has been undertaken over recent years to embed new primary assessment frameworks and this hard work is reflected in these very positive outcomes.

“I want to thank all family members, teachers and schools staff who have worked very hard to support our pupils and also the young people themselves, who are maintaining a high success rate in Cheshire East.”

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