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St Helens primary schools exam results exceed national and regional averages
6:04pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
SCHOOLS across St Helens are celebrating the release of 2013 Key Stage 2 test results.
Provisional figures published by the Department of Education shows 80per cent of children achieved a national curriculum level 4 or above in reading, writing and mathematics.
That is better than regional averages of 77per cent and the national 76per cent figures.
The information published by the DfE also shows that in the new grammar, punctuation and spelling test 75per cent of children educated in St Helens achieved a level 4 or above, one per cent above the national average.
At the end of the 2012/2013 academic year, 87per cent of mainstream primary schools in St Helens were graded by Ofsted as being good or outstanding for overall effectiveness compared with a national figure of 78 per cent.
Councillor Sue Murphy, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: ‘‘Such results are testament to the commitment and determination of pupils, teachers and families in St Helens.
"We are confident that our primary schools will build on this success in the coming year and will ensure that every child in the borough continues to achieve their full potential.”
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