Pupils are the key

PUPILS in the East Riding are continuing to perform above the national average in reading, writing and maths in key stage one, according to new figures.

The percentage of pupils achieving level 2B and above by the end of key stage one has increased by one per cent in all three aspects, meaning more children are moving into key stage two having achieved the nationally expected levels at the end of year two.

Improving attainment for higher ability pupils has been a key focus across the local authority and hard work has paid off as an increased number of pupils achieved level three in reading, writing and maths.

Councillor Julie Abraham, portfolio holder for children, young people and schools at East Riding Council, said: “Together with the excellent outcomes our schools are achieving in key stage two, the results indicate that these children should fulfil their potential at primary school level.

“This is an excellent result for the children and their teachers.”

Mike Furbank, the council’s head of improvement and learning, said: “The continued success at key stage one is a result of creative and innovative approaches in our schools which deliver good learning experiences for these, our youngest learners.

“Schools in the East Riding successfully manage the balance of personal and academic development by making learning fun. I am really pleased with these outcomes.”