MORE primary school leavers across the region are hitting the target level in English and maths in Key Stage Two exams.
According to provisional results released by the Department for Education, 70 per cent of 10 and 11-year-olds in Portsmouth performed well in English, reading, writing and maths.
This represents a two per cent increase from last year, but still lags behind the England average which this year comes to 74 per cent.
Hampshire has once again beaten national average results, leaping three per cent to 77 per cent of year six pupils achieving the required standards.
These results are still subject to checks and appeals.
This year the National Association of Headteachers undertook an investigation that showed an overwhelming majority of heads raising the issue of inconsistent marking.
Cllr Roy Perry, Hampshire’s schools boss, said: ‘What super news to end the school year this is.’