The DfE this week praised English primary schools for the continued progress of children. The performance tables, published on 10th December, indicate that 90,000 more children are leaving primary school with a ‘good grounding’ in the essential subjects compared to results in 2010.

The 2015 figures show the number of schools below the floor standard, which is the minimum expected standard for pupil achievement and progress, has fallen by nearly 100 since 2014.

The 2015 results showed:

  • 80% of children achieved level 4 or above in all of reading, writing and maths
  • 94% of pupils made at least 2 levels of progress in writing
  • 91% of pupils made at least 2 levels of progress in reading
  • 90% of pupils made at least 2 levels of progress in maths
  • attainment in the grammar, punctuation and spelling test increased from 76% in 2014 to 80% in 2015

London has the lowest proportion of schools falling below the floor target. Highest attaining local authorities include Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond upon Thames and Greenwich.

For the full press release, visit the DfE website here.

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