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Primary schools make solid improvement

Published Thursday, 03 January 2013

Last year primary school pupils in Enfield performed better than the national average for children aged 10 - 11 at Key Stage 2.

Attainment tables published by the Department for Education show that attainment and progress in English and Maths was above average for pupils across England . 

In 2011, ten Enfield primary schools failed to reach the minimum expectation of 60% of pupils achieving level 4 in English and Maths combined.  This is known as the floor target. 

After a huge amount of hard work by Enfield Council, teachers and children, nine of these schools are now above the target, some significantly.

Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said, “This demonstrates just how well our primary schools are performing even though standards are tougher. The results reflect the hard work and dedication of pupils and their teachers.”

Andrew Fraser, Director of Schools and Children’s Services sent his congratulations to all primary schools saying, “Our children are making solid progress through inspired teaching and the results show that this trend continues.”

Nationally there was an eight percentage point increase in level 4+ including English and maths since 2007.

The increase in Enfield was 11 percentage points. Enfield has had the 8 highest rate of improvement in London , since 2007 and has the 5 highest rate of progress in London in Maths and the 6 highest rate in English.

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