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West Berkshire SAT's results top class

Primary school results top national average at SAT's

Wiliam Walker

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Wiliam Walker

WEST Berkshire has beaten the national average for annual Key Stage 2 examinations for primary school pupils.

Results for 2016 show that, across the district, 55 per cent of pupils reached the expected standard, above the national average of 53 per cent. The examinations are the first to assess a new national curriculum that was introduced in 2014.

Of the three tests, West Berkshire pupils were strongest at reading, which saw 70 per cent of pupils achieving the expected standard, compared to 66 per cent nationally.

For writing, however, 70 per cent hit the standard compared to 74 per cent across the country, and for mathematics, 69.3 per cent of pupils reached the standard against 69.5 per cent nationally.

West Berkshire Council’s executive member for education, Dominic Boeck, said: “This is an impressive result. Given that these changes mean the expected standard this year is higher and not comparable with previous years, these figures show that, overall, West Berkshire schools are ahead.”

The highest-performing schools include Theale Primary School which achieved an average score of 88 per cent, St Paul’s Primary School with 86 per cent, Brightwalton Primary School with 80 per cent and St Mary’s Junior School at 76 per cent.

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