Results are the key for Merton’s primary schools

Final Key Stage 2 results for 2008 were published by the DCSF earlier this month, revealing the continued improvement in education standards across the borough.

Results have gone up in both English and Maths across Merton with an impressive 73% of pupils in year 6 achieving a Level 4 or higher in both subjects – a 3% rise on 2007 results to match the national average.

Merton’s Average Point Score of 27.9 in 2008 remains consistent and in line with the national average point score.

There has also been a rise in Merton’s Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 Contextual Value Added (CVA) score with Merton’s CVA score for 2008 sitting above the national average. CVA scores measure the progress made by pupils from the end of Key Stage 1 to the end of Key Stage 2.

Merton’s assistant cabinet member for schools, Councillor Krystal Miler says:

‘These are excellent results and a tribute to the hard work of pupils, teachers, governors and parents.

“Across the board educational standards in Merton continue to rise. This is fantastic news for the borough and we’re determined to do everything we can to drive up standards in all of our schools even further.”

Notes to editors:

This year in English, 81% of pupils gained a Level 4 or higher, a 2% rise on last year.
In Maths, 78% of pupils achieved a Level 4 or higher, a 1% rise on the 77% of pupils in 2007.
The average point score is based on the Key Stage level outcomes of all pupils in the 3 subjects tested. This points system enables schools performance to be judged against the attainment of all pupils.