Gold stars for KS2 results in Buckinghamshire
Primary school pupils and teachers in Buckinghamshire can award themselves gold stars following the publication of Key Stage 2 results by the Government last week.
The Department for Education's provisional KS2 figures show that 63% of Buckinghamshire pupils reached the expected standards in reading, writing and maths, compared to just 61% nationally. Across the County, this was a huge six per cent increase on last year's figures, the first since the new, more challenging national curriculum was introduced in 2014.
In addition, 10% of pupils across Buckinghamshire reached the higher standard, up by three per cent on last year's results.
Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Mike Appleyard said he was delighted. "These are excellent results for the pupils and families in our schools. The continued success and hard work by staff and pupils across the county ensures that pupils in Buckinghamshire move on to their secondary schools with the skills they need to do well and to be successful in their future careers.
"Evidence shows that a good outcome from the primary school years has a direct impact on exam results in later life and for this reason we should be proud of the schools we have and celebrate, as we will with Headteachers and governors, the excellent education pupils in Buckinghamshire schools receive.”