10 July 2018

Primary results are ahead of the national average again

Children across Brighton & Hove are once again leaving primary school with above average reading, writing and maths skills, according to the latest national figures.
 
Provisional Key Stage 2 results show that across the city, 67% of pupils reached the expected combined standard in the three subjects, compared to 64% nationally. Last year’s figures were 64% for the city and 61% nationally.
 
Reading continues to be the strongest subject for local children. Writing is also  above the national figures, and maths is in line with the national average.

% of pupils achieving the expected standard (reading, writing and maths combined)
  2016 2017 2018
Brighton & Hove 58 64 67
National 53 61 64

Councillor Dan Chapman, chair of Brighton & Hove City Council’s children, young people & skills committee, said: “It’s fantastic to see that our schools are continuing to improve and out-perform the national average.

“Our primary and junior schools work hard to make sure pupils love learning and leave with the skills they need to do well at secondary level.

“I’d like to congratulate all our schools, the local authority team and of course the pupils for their hard work and commitment.”