Merton’s primary schools continue to shine

Merton has consolidated its Key Stage 2 provisional results after last year’s significant increases. Primary schools in the borough are now performing at national average levels and above the London average.

Councillor Oonagh Moulton, Cabinet Member for School Standards and Youth Engagement said:

‘I am pleased to see that today’s provisional Key Stage 2 results seem to indicate a steady improvement in levels of attainment at English, Mathematics and Science in Merton’s primary schools. Although there is still room for further improvement, they clearly indicate that we are heading in the right direction.

“It is important that 11 year olds have reached the expected standard in these 3 core subjects so that they are fully equipped for entry into secondary school. I would like to pay tribute to pupils, teachers, carers and parents for all their hard work in achieving these results.’

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Notes to editor

· This year 79 per cent of Merton’s pupils in Year 6 achieved a Level 4 or higher in English, the national average is 80%, London average is 79%.
· In Mathematics 77 per cent of pupils gained a Level 4 or higher, this is a 2 per cent rise on last year. The national average is 77%, London average is 76%.
· In Science 88 per cent of pupils achieved a Level 4 or higher. The national average is 88%, London average is 86%.
· The average point score for all subjects in Merton was 27.9, national score 27.9, London score 27.7.
· Please see http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/ for more information.