City’s primary pupils in top 30 nationally at Key Stage 2

Release date: 
Thursday, 1 September 2016

Brighton & Hove is one of the top local authorities in England for its primary school performance at Key Stage 2 (age 11).

Figures released by the Department for Education show that 58% of pupils in the city this year have achieved the expected combined overall standard in reading, writing and maths.

This is against a national average of 52%, putting Brighton & Hove at joint 22nd nationally out of 150 local authorities.

In addition, 7% of pupils have achieved an even higher overall standard in reading, writing and maths, against a national average of 5%

The chair of Brighton & Hove City Council’s children, young people and skills committee, Councillor Tom Bewick, said: “I’m delighted that we’re so far above the national average at Key Stage 2.

“Academic results are up overall for all age groups in Brighton & Hove, and this reflects the huge efforts our schools and the council’s education team put in to collaborating positively in sharing best practice and challenging under-performance.”