Surrey Primary Schools Forge Ahead
Following this year’s national primary schools’ assessments, Surrey schools’ overall attainment remains very strong with results above national in all areas. Out of the 19 local authorities in the SE region, Surrey is placed second overall for the proportion of children who achieved the expected standard for reading, writing and maths at the end of Key Stage 2. Headlines for each Key Stage are as follows:
• 78.4% of children in the EYFS were assessed as meeting the GLD, an increase of 1.1% on 2017 and 6.8% above the national figure of 71.6%
• For pupils in Y1, 84.2% achieved the phonics screening standard, again up by 1.1% from 2017 and 1.7% above the national figure of 82.5%
• At the end of KS1 68.1% of Surrey pupils achieved the Expected standard in reading, writing and maths combined, an increase of 1.6% on 2017 and 2.7% above the national result of 65.4%
• 69.2% of Surrey pupils who were at the end of KS2, achieved the Expected standard in reading, writing and maths combined, up by 2.7% from 2017 and 5.8% above the national figures for 2018.
In terms of progress, Surrey primary schools have maintained the consistently strong picture with regards to reading being above national at +0.3. Maths progress has improved slightly at -0.2, whilst progress in writing is -0.5.