2015 figures show more Wiltshire primary pupils in great schools and doing well

2015 figures show more Wiltshire primary pupils in great schools and doing well

More Wiltshire primary school children are achieving good grades for reading, writing and maths with 88 percent taught in schools which are good or outstanding, according to latest government figures. Performance tables released today (10 December) by the Department for Education show eight out of 10 children in Wiltshire achieve the benchmark of level 4 or above in the three core subjects of reading, writing and maths. The 80 percent figure is an improvement of two percent on last year with a consistent increase in the last few years of at least two percent per year.     High proportions of pupils continue to make the expected gains in their knowledge and understanding of core subjects with 92 percent, 95 percent and 89 percent making expected progress in reading, writing and maths respectively. The 2015 performance figures are published just a week after Ofsted’s annual report noted 88 percent of Wiltshire primary school pupils, 31,000 children, are in good or outstanding primary schools. Laura Mayes, cabinet member for children services, said: “I’m very pleased to see that a large number of our schools in Wiltshire are good or outstanding and that the commitment and hard work of pupils, teachers and headteachers is having such a positive impact on exam results. “Congratulations to pupils and schools who have achieved such great results.”

Carolyn Godfrey, corporate director, said: “These positive outcomes are a testament to the hard work of pupils, teachers and leaders preparing pupils for the next stage in education.  “However, we are not at all complacent and we continue to work in partnership with schools to ensure that all pupils do as well as they possibly can so they are prepared for the challenges of a secondary school curriculum.”

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