Kingston pupils excel at Key Stage 2

The release of this year’s provisional SAT results show that pupils across the Royal Borough continue to achieve excellent outcomes at Key Stage 2.

The results show that 81% of pupils achieved the expected standard or above in reading, 80% in writing and 80% in mathematics, whilst 70% did so in reading, writing and mathematics combined - all of which are above national averages.

The borough also has a larger proportion of pupils achieving the ‘higher standard’ in all three subjects than can be observed nationally, with 35% doing so in reading, 22% in writing, 33% in mathematics; and 14% in all three subjects combined.

Progress from the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) is also measured and provided as a value added score. The national average for the measure is 0.0, meaning any positive score indicates stronger progress from different starting points than the national average, whilst a negative score indicates weaker progress.

Early indications of these progress scores indicate strong progress in the tested subjects, with scores of +0.8 in reading and +0.4 in mathematics, whilst the progress score in writing, which is teacher assessed, has improved from -0.9 to -0.3.

Councillor Diane White, Portfolio Holder for Children Services at Kingston Council said:

“These excellent results maintain the high levels of achievement seen in recent years across our schools. Our congratulations and thanks go out to the pupils, parents, teachers and school leaders for their achievements and ongoing commitment to the education of children locally.”