|Ealing School Children are Better Than Average|
Key stage 2 results show improvements
Latest government figures show that 10 and 11 year olds in Ealing are performing above the national average in reading, writing and maths and that disadvantaged children do much better in Ealing primary schools than nationally.
Key stage 2 results (results from the end of primary school) show that 77% of 10 -11 year olds achieved the expected level four or better in reading, writing and maths. This is an improvement of 1% point on last year and 2% points better than the national average.
And 22% of students achieved level five or above in reading, writing and maths, which is also better than the national average.
Pupils entitled to free school meals on average tend to finish primary school behind their peers, but in Ealing, 69% of these students achieved the expected level four in reading, writing and maths compared to 63% nationally.
Ealing primary schools also do well at helping children to progress. Results show 37% of children whose test scores were below expected levels at age seven went on to reach expected levels (level four) by the time they left primary school. This compares to national average of 26%
And a greater proportion of high achievers in Ealing go on to reach level five at the end of primary school than nationally (70% in Ealing compared to 63% nationally).
Ealing primaries have also seen a significant improvement in Ofsted rankings. Children in Ealing now have a far better than average chance of attending a good school. The latest Ofsted figures released in December 2013 show that 92.6% of pupils in Ealing are attending good or outstanding primary schools. This places us 13th out of 150 authorities nationally.
Councillor Jasbir Anand, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “These results show the quality of our local primary schools and reflect the hard work that our wonderful teachers and school staff put in to help children to reach their potential. I’m particularly pleased to see our good record in narrowing the gap for disadvantaged pupils.”
For more information, go to www.education.gov.uk.
22nd January 2014