Primary school pupils in Barnet have once again recorded impressive Key Stage 2 results.
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The annual statistics for last year show that Key Stage 2 pupils were among the top 10 per cent of pupils in the country and above the national average for meeting the expected standard for reading, writing and maths combined.
The progress that Barnet children made between Year 2 and Year 6 saw the borough ranked second highest in the country for reading, and eighth in the country for mathematics.
The Department for Education data shows that 73 per cent of Year 6 children achieved the expected standard for reading, writing and maths, above the national average of 64 per cent and the London average of 70 per cent.
In writing, 80 per cent achieved the expected standard – above the national average of 78 per cent.
In Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS), 85 per cent achieved the expected standard – above the national average of 78 per cent.
In maths, 83 per cent achieved the expected standard, above the national average of 76 per cent.
The achievement of disadvantaged pupils, and those with Special Educational Needs, was also in the top 10 per cent of the country.
Councillor David Longstaff, Chairman of the Children, Education and Safeguarding Committee, said: “I’m delighted to see how well Barnet’s schools are performing.
“Once again this really illustrates the quality of our schools and all the hard work put in by both pupils and staff.”
More information is available on the DfE website.