Top of the class!

School pupils celebrate

The latest primary school assessment results show a massive increase in pupils in Liverpool meeting the national target for English and maths.

The Key Stage two figures show that 79 percent of children aged 11 are achieving level four, matching the national average.

It is an improvement of six percent on last year’s figure (73 percent), and an improvement of 12 percentage points since 2007.

It means outcomes for children in Liverpool are improving at a greater rate than nationally.

Councillor Jane Corbett, Cabinet member for education, said: “This is fantastic news and testament to the hard work of pupils, teachers, parents and carers.

“I am absolutely delighted, and congratulations to all of our schools on their achievements.

“It is clear that there is a real and growing momentum in education in Liverpool, with our pupils increasingly getting a first class education.

“We already know from Ofsted that we have more good and outstanding schools than any other big city, and our GCSE results are better than the national average.

“Our priority school building programme will benefit thousands of pupils and ensure they are taught in a top quality environment and get the skills they need to go on and secure decent employment.

“But we are not complacent and will continue to strive to improve further and make sure every pupil achieves their potential.”