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Primary schools performing better than ever

Primary schools across Wigan Borough are performing better than ever according to the latest Key Stage Two results.

The results show performance at Key Stage Two (Primary school years three, four, five and six) improved for the seventh year in a row.

Reading, Writing and Maths combined showed sixty-nine percent of pupils achieved the expected standard in all three subjects. This is up three percent from last year, and twelve percent over the last two years, compared 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 education and with results like these it’s easy to see why.

“I am extremely proud of our young people as they continue to excel year on year. The dedication from both parents and teachers in our primary schools is extremely pleasing to see. “

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 such an 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.”

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