The performance of primary school pupils in recent national tests has been commended by Lancashire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools.
County Councillor Susie Charles, said: “Once again our primary school children are doing well, with 65% of pupils reaching the expected standard in the key areas of reading, writing and maths. This figure has increased annually for the last three years and is definitely something of which we can be proud. Lancashire results are above the national average.
“This shows what excellent work our schools are doing throughout the county, and it is great to see Lancashire children performing well.
“This is backed up by the latest Ofsted figures showing that 93% of Lancashire’s primary age pupils attend schools that have been judged to be good or outstanding, compared to the national average of 87%, and the North West average of 90%.
“Well done to all our children, and to their teachers, parents, and school governors. These results are a compliment to all their hard work.
“Lancashire County Council staff support almost all of our primary schools and it is great to know that they are helping them to build such strong foundations for when pupils move on to secondary school. With this in mind we’ll be putting an extra focus on reading next year, to make sure Lancashire pupils get the chance to be as good as they can be.”