Hampshire Continues with High Standards in Primary SchoolsCommenting on the early provisional key stage 2 Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) results for 2015, Councillor Peter Edgar, Executive Member for Education at Hampshire County Council, said: “This is an excellent set of results. Children currently in Year 6 should be very proud of their achievement which is testament to their hard work and that of their teachers as well as the invaluable support of their families.

“I have had the pleasure of seeing first hand the fantastic quality of education in Hampshire, having spent time in many of our schools. We are ambitious for our schools and the pupils who are educated by them. To this end we do all we can to support our family of schools to achieve such high standards and continually improve.”

The results just released show that Hampshire’s 11 year olds have maintained and built on the high standards in reading, writing and mathematics achieved in recent years.

Of the children currently in Year 6 at primary school (age 10-11 years old) 89% of children achieved the nationally expected level 4 or above in mathematics, 91% in reading and 89% in writing. The percentage of those achieving level 4 or better in all areas continues to improve and has reached 83%. This represents a further improvement from last year’s impressive 82%, significantly above the 2014 national average of 79% . 27% of Hampshire children reached the higher standard of level 5 in all three subject areas, an improvement of 2% from 2014 and again well above the national average.

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