Key Stage Two test results are ‘positive’ says Portsmouth education chief

Julian Brown (60) with his family (l-r) son-in-law Paul Saunders (29), daughter Sara Saunders (28), wife Karen Brown (60) and daughter Kate Brown (31).

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WORK to improve performance in Portsmouth’s primary schools is paying off, the council has said.

As reported in The News yesterday, 70 per cent of pupils achieved a Level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths in the Level 2 Standard Assesment Test (SATs).

Councillor Rob Wood, Portsmouth City Council’s cabinet member for education and children, said: ‘These results reflect the hard work of our students, their parents, their teachers and the council.’

The gap between performance in Portsmouth and the national average is now five per cent - half what it was a year ago.