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Primary schools celebrate SATS success


St Helens primary schools are, once again, likely to beat the national averages for English and maths as they celebrate their SATs results.

The proportion of the borough’s 11 year olds achieving the national standard expected in reading, writing and mathematics – known as Level 4 – by the time they complete Key Stage 2 is 83.4%. This is broadly the same as our primaries achieved in the previous year, and above the 2014 national average of 78%.

The Level 5 results were also impressive: 44% of our pupils achieved Level 5 in mathematics, compared to the 2014 national average of 42%; and 35% of our pupils gained Level 5 in their writing assessments, compared to the national average of 33% in 2014.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Jeanette Banks, said: “I would like to congratulate all pupils on their wonderful results. This outcome reflects the great work by pupils, staff and school leaders at primary level; and sets St Helens primary children on the right path, as they continue on their educational journey on to secondary school.”

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