7 July 2017

City ahead of the game on primary school results

Children across Brighton & Hove are leaving primary school with above average reading, writing and maths skills, according to the latest national figures.

Newly published provisional Key Stage 2 results show that across the city as a whole 63% of pupils reached the expected combined standard in the three subjects, compared to 61% nationally. Last year’s figures were 58% for the city and 53% nationally.

The percentage of local children meeting the national higher target across the three subjects is also up from 7% last year to 9%. This year’s national measures at this level have not yet been released.

The chair of Brighton & Hove City Council’s children, young people and skills committee, Councillor Dan Chapman, said: “Our primary and junior schools focus relentlessly on ensuring pupils leave their schools with the skills they need to thrive at secondary level.

“We’ve been ahead of the game nationally at primary level for a number of years now.

“Our family of schools is working more and more closely together, with effective challenge and support provided by the council’s education team.

“We’re seeing the continuing success of this approach, and I’d like to congratulate all our schools for their hard work and commitment.”