Hackney primary schools have recorded their best ever Key Stage Two results. New figures released by the Department for Education show that pupils’ results in English and maths have once again improved.
The proportion of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in English and maths before they leave primary school is up from 71% in 2010 to 76% this year. This puts the borough above the national and London averages (which are 74% and 75% respectively).
In reading and writing, however, Hackney schools have performed less well. A total of 83% of Hackney pupils achieved Level 4 results or higher in their reading tests and 74 % in writing, whereas the London averages are 84% and 76% respectively.
Mandeville is one primary that previously had some of the poorest results in the UK. This year, 90% of its pupils achieved Level 4 or above in English and maths – an increase of 68% on last year’s result.
Orchard Primary is also celebrating phenomenal results – with 96% of pupils reaching or exceeding the target, and 100% of all girls.
The highest performing school was Lauriston with 97% of pupils making the grade in English and maths.
Commenting on the results, Acting Chief Executive of the Learning Trust Steve Belk praised Hackney’s headteachers, teachers and staff. He said: “We’ve never had a stronger group of primary headteachers in Hackney and their leadership has shone through in these results.
“Together with their staff, they have shared our commitment to raising standards even further so our pupils go up to secondary school with a strong set of literacy and numeracy skills on which to build. I’m extremely proud of them all.”/ 6 August, 2011