National exam statistics released today show that Merton’s primary school pupil’s results are on the up and have helped rank Merton’s primary schools among the top performing in London.
The Key Stage 2 results show that 77% of Merton’s 10 and 11 year-olds are attaining the expected Level 4 and above in both English and maths, 4% above the provisional national average of 73% and an increase of 3 percentage points since 2009’s results.
The number of Merton students also achieving more than expected for their age, gaining Level 5 in the exams, has also increased, with those reaching level 5 English rising by 9% to 38% since 2009.
Average point scores in the exams also increased to 28 out of 33, seeing Merton above the national average of 27.4 points.
Merton Council cabinet member for education, Councillor Peter Walker said:
“The continuing improvement in the performance of local primary schools is reason for celebration. It is a tribute to the efforts of the children and their teachers.
“The expansion of primary schools in the borough is building on that success and will ensure that even more children benefit from schools offering excellent education for our children now and in the future.”