CALDERDALE’S primary school children are achieving top marks.
A report to Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Panel shows results at Key Stage Two are amongst the top 25 in the country.
All pupils in Year 6 are required to take Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) in the summer term prior to their transfer to secondary school
In the 2007 results for both English and maths the performance of Calderdale was 4% above the national figure. In science it was 2% above.
In Calderdale, 76% of pupils reached Level 4 in all three subjects, compared with a national average of 71%.
The results represent a continuation of improvement in the previous year.
Scrutiny committee chairman Clr Megan Swift, said the results in Calderdale were a remarkable achievement.
“This is the result of tremendously hard work by teachers, headteachers, governors and the children themselves. The schools should be congratulated on their achievements.
“But nobody is being complacent. We want to continue to make progress in improving standards through targeted support for schools and children.”