Primary pupils keeping up high standards

Primary school pupils across Kingston continue to be among the best in the country at reading, writing and maths.

Kingston is in the top five local authorities nationwide for Key Stage 2 (ages seven to 11) in all subjects at Level 5 and above, and in the top ten at Level 4 and above.

Provisional government figures for 2013 show that Kingston has:

  • joint fifth highest proportion of pupils attaining Level 4 or higher in reading, writing and mathematics – 82 per cent compared to 75 per cent national average
  • second highest proportion attaining Level 5 or higher in all three subjects – 33 per cent compared to 21 per cent nationally

There was marked improvement too in the proportion of children making expected progress from Key Stage 1 (ages five to seven). Kingston is now ranked joint seventh nationally in reading (up from ninth in 2012), joint 27th in writing (60th in 2012) and joint 12th in mathematics (41st in 2012).

“These are excellent results. Standards continue to improve thanks to the hard work of teachers and pupils in our schools.

“We’re dedicated to giving our children the best possible start to their education.”

Councillor David Ryder-Mills, Kingston Council’s Lead Member for Schools