Improved results for Hampshire’s children

Portsmouth MP visits his former childhood stomping ground

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EARLY provisional Key Stage 2 results for SATs tests show that Hampshire has maintained and built on the high standards in reading, writing and maths.

The percentage of children achieving the nationally-expected level 4 in all areas continues to improve and has reached 78 per cent.

That’s up from 77 per cent in 2012 and 70 per cent in 2011.

Councillor Peter Edgar, executive member for education, said: ‘This is an excellent set of results and reflects the high standards our children, teachers and local authority staff work to achieve.

‘The results mean that those children, about to embark on their secondary education, will have a strong foundation to build upon.

‘Children currently in Year 6 should be very proud of their achievement which is testament to the hard work of the teaching staff and the high quality of teaching in this county that I have had the pleasure of seeing first hand, having spent time in many of Hampshire’s schools.

‘We are ambitious for our schools and the pupils who are educated by them.

‘To this end we do all we can to support schools to achieve such high standards and continually improve.’