79% of Cornwall’s Primary School Children working at expected levels in 2015

Today, the Department of Education (DfE) released the Primary School league tables for 2015. Cornwall is just one percent under the national average of 80% with 79% of children reaching target of level 4 or above in all of reading, writing and mathematics. compared to 78 per cent in 2014.

It is good to see an increase in the number of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths which shows that schools in Cornwall, due to the hard work and commitment of Head-teachers, staff and governors, and parents and carers. are heading in the right direction.

Since 2010 there has been a steady increase in the performance in reading, with 90% of pupils now working at the expected level. There has been a similar improvement in the performance in writing and maths over the same period, with 86% of pupils now working at the expected level in both these subjects.

The performance tables published today show that there are just 11 primary schools in Cornwall that did not meet the key floor standard, with a number of these schools having much smaller than average size cohorts.

If you look at the Ofsted judgements, 88% of primary schools in Cornwall are judged as “good or outstanding” (compared to 85% nationally), with the percentage of pupils attending good or outstanding primary schools rising to 89.1% (compared to 84.7% nationally).

One thing is for sure, the Council and Head-teachers are committed to becoming one of the highest performing authorities in the country and, through the Cornwall Raising Aspirations and Achievement Strategy.

We are doing this by working with schools, parents and businesses to raise standards even further and ensure that all children in Cornwall have access to the highest quality education opportunities.

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