Key Stage 2 SAT results are good news for Hampshire pupils

Hampshire’s primary school children have again outperformed their peers nationally in their end of primary school assessments, published this week (9 July 2019).

Provisional Key Stage 2 results released by the Department for Education show that a higher percentage of the county’s children taking the Year 6 test have met the expected standards, compared to their peers nationally.

Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Education and Skills, Councillor Roz Chadd, said:

Pupils have worked hard to achieve these outcomes and I would like to congratulate them for their achievements. I would also like to thank the teachers and wider school staff teams who have worked tirelessly to ensure pupils have access to high standards of teaching and learning. Thanks, must also go to the County’s School Improvement Team for the good work they have again undertaken this year to support schools with providing high quality education.

With more than 90 per cent of our schools rated good or outstanding by OFSTED, our children are in good hands and both pupils and teachers can be proud of their results – well done!

The results of tests taken by children in their final year of primary school in May 2019, show that Hampshire pupils scored better than the national average in every subject tested.

Overall, 68% per cent of Hampshire’s primary school children met the required standards for reading, writing and mathematics, compared with 65 per cent nationally.

As well as the overall score, the percentage of Hampshire children who achieved the expected level in individual subjects was higher than the national average:

• Reading: 76 per cent versus 73 per cent nationally;
• Writing: 81 per cent versus 78 per cent nationally;
• Mathematics: 80 per cent compared with 79 per cent nationally.

Further details on the provisional statistics are expected to be published by the Department for Education in September 2019.

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