Primary schools performing better than ever

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Pupils in primary schools across Wigan Borough have attained better than ever according to the initial Key Stage Two results released yesterday.

The results show that performance by the end Key Stage Two, outcomes for 11 year old pupils have improved for the seventh year in a row.

Sixty-nine percent of pupils attained the expected standard in all three areas of reading, writing and mathematics, which is an improvement of three percentage points from last year, and twelve percentage points over the last two years. This continues to comparewell to the national average of sixty-four percent.

Councillor Jenny Bullen, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “Wigan Borough has an excellent reputation for educational achievements, this is borne out in these outcomes for our young people.

“I am extremely proud of our KS2 pupils and their hard work which produces such good results. It also reflects the commitment shown by the head teachers, teachers and support staff in our schools. We have them to thank as well as parents and carers who have encouraged and supported our children in gaining these excellent results.”

James Winterbottom, director for children’s services, said: “Parents and pupils across the borough should be as pleased as I am to see such progress from our children and the continuing improvement from our schools.

“I’d like to thank our teachers and parents for the support they provide on a daily basis, giving our young people the best possible start in life.”