Pupils in Barnet have enjoyed another year of Key Stage 2 success.
Annual performance statistics for 2017 show that Key Stage 2 pupils achieving the expected standard were again above the national average for reading, writing and maths combined.
They were also above the national average for the separate subjects of reading, writing, GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling), mathematics and science.
All subjects saw improved results compared to 2016.
The Department for Education statistics, show that 78 per cent of 11-year-olds in Barnet achieved at least the expected standard in reading in 2017 – above the England average of 72 per cent.
In writing, 79 per cent achieved the expected standard – above the England average of 76 per cent.
In Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS), 85 per cent achieved the expected standard – above the England average of 77 per cent.
In maths, 82 per cent achieved the expected standard, above the England average of 75 per cent.
For reading, GPS and maths, Barnet’s achievement places the borough in the top ten per cent of local authorities nationally. The Average Scaled Score for these subjects places Barnet in the top five per cent of the country.
The statistics follow the recent publication of Ofsted’s Annual Report which showed that, based on inspection data up to the end of August 2017, 96 per cent of school pupils in Barnet attend schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted. This is well above the national average of 83 per cent.
Councillor Reuben Thompstone, Chairman of the Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee, said: “Once again Barnet’s Key Stage 2 results highlight the hard work of pupils and staff, and the quality of our schools.
“I’m delighted to see how well Barnet schools are performing and I’m sure 2018 will be another successful year.”