A TOTAL of 89 per cent of children in Hampshire have achieved the nationally-expected grades in tests.
Early provisional key stage 2 Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) results for 2014 show that Hampshire has maintained and built on the high standards in reading, writing and maths.
Of the children currently in Year 6 at primary school, 89 per cent achieved the nationally expected level 4 or above in maths, 91 per cent in reading and 87 per cent in writing.
Councillor Peter Edgar, the council’s executive member for education, said: ‘I would like to congratulate everyone because these results give our children an outstanding foundation for their secondary education.
‘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.’