Praise for Hampshire schools after record SATs results

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PRIMARY schools in Hampshire have been praised for record SATs results.

Figures released by the Department for Education yesterday revealed last year’s junior school pupils gained the county’s highest ever test scores at Key Stage 2.

Eighty-seven per cent of children gained the required standard of a level 4 grade in English – a three per cent rise on last year. The number of pupils passing with a level 4 in mathematics was also 87 per cent – four per cent higher than 2011’s results. The proportion of pupils achieving Level 5, which indicates that they are working above the level expected for their age, was up to 41 per cent for English and 45 per cent for maths. Councillor Roy Perry, head of Hampshire County Council’s children services, said: ‘These are a really excellent set of results overall and I congratulate pupils and staff at our primary schools for their achievements.’

He said the exam results ‘really do reflect the outstanding high quality of teaching and learning going on in Hampshire.’