Borough pupils shine in new performance analysis

Cllr James Halden.

THOUGH detailed results have yet to be released, Thurrock’s portfolio holder for education has given out an upbeat message about borough youngsters’ school performance which shows they are a cut above the national average.
Cllr James Halden said: “Over the past two years, new age-related standards were brought into Key Stage 1 to replace previous National Curriculum levels of attainment.
“I am pleased we continue to outperform the national statistics and am very proud of our local schools who are working tirelessly for our youngest residents. Importantly, a big well done to all of our students who should be incredibly happy with their achievement!”
The proportion of seven-year-olds reaching the expected standard in most subjects in school has continued to be ahead of national averages in the last 12 months according to figures from the Department for Education.
The tests – commonly referred to as Key Stage 1 (KS1) – are teacher assessed and showed better results locally when compared to the national picture. 2,400 pupils took part locally across all state-funded schools.
In reading the local figure is 77% against a national average of 76%, writing 71% : 68%
and maths 77% : 75%.