Medway Primary Pupils showing fast improvement


News from Medway Matters

Primary school pupils in Medway are improving faster than others across the country, new results show.

Key Stage 2 provisional results are showing significant improvements with Medway moving up the league table.

Results show:

• The increase at level 4 (reading, writing and maths) is 3% for Medway, the same as the national increase • Medway is improving faster than the national improvement rate in some areas • Boys have done exceptionally well. Their improvement is faster than the national improvement rate at level 4 and level 5. Girls have also improved in most areas • Medway has moved up the league table by four places

Cllr Mike O’Brien, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, said: “I am very encouraged by these latest provisional results which show a marked improvement at Key Stage 2 level.

“It is a testament to the hard work going on in our primary schools by staff and pupils and our aim has always been to see a continued improvement each year.”

Cllr Kelly Tolhurst, Portfolio Holder for Educational Improvement, said: “It is pleasing that results at primary level are increasing each year and parents can be assured of a good start in their children’s school life.”

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