Merton’s Key Stage SATs Results

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Item Number: 209/03

Merton’s Key Stage SATs Results
Merton’s results continue to improve

Merton is doing well at all three levels of the Key Stage assessments. At Key Stage 1, the results for 7-year olds show pupils in Merton’s schools continue to perform well. The number of pupils achieving both Level 2 or higher and Level 3 or higher in reading, writing and mathematics remains above the national average.

Provisional Key Stage 2 results for 11-year olds show the number of pupils achieving Level 4 and or higher in English is up 2 per cent on last year’s figure. This encouraging result brings Merton into line with the national average in English of 75 per cent. Merton’s performance in mathematics remains 6 per cent off the national average. Results in science also remain stable, unchanged from last year at 2 per cent off the national average.

Provisional figures at Key Stage 3 for 14-year olds show a rise in both English and mathematics, which mirrors the national pattern. Since 2002, Merton has exceeded the national rate of increase in mathematics and maintained the national increase in English, although overall Key Stage 3 figures are slightly below the national average.

Councillor Geraldine Stanford, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning said: “I am very pleased that our results continue to improve. Schools and students have worked very hard to make such good progress. Where Merton is below the national average, results such as those at Key Stage 3 show that the right strategies are in place to ensure our standards continue to rise.”

Results for Key Stages 2 and 3 remain provisional until they are published at the end of the year.


CONTACT – Tom Allen