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Primary school performance tables: 83% of Surrey pupils make the three Rs grade

Five out of six pupils at Surrey primary schools met the expected standard in reading, writing and maths this year, according to an official breakdown of results in national tests for 11-year-olds.

Figures released by the Department for Education show that 83 per cent of pupils reached ‘level four’ – the required standard for their age – in all three subjects. This marked a rise on last year’s figure of 82 per cent.  

Nationally 80 per cent of pupils met the expected standard in the three subjects this year.

The figures were published alongside primary school performance tables, which give a school-by-school breakdown of pupils’ results in national tests taken this spring and the progress they made.

Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement, said: ‘We want to unlock every child’s potential and ensuring they get the best possible education is at the core of this.

‘We’ll continue doing all we can to raise education standards while at the same time pressing for more help to meet rising demand for school places – we need to create 13,000 more in the next five years but face a funding shortfall of more than £30million in each of the next two years alone.’

The Government’s performance tables for Surrey can be viewed on the Department for Education’s website here.

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