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Primary school performance tables: Surrey is a top performer

Surrey is among the top-performing councils in national tests for 11-year-olds, according to an official breakdown of results.

Sixty per cent of pupils at Surrey primary schools reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths compared with a national average of 54 per cent and a South East average of 55 per cent.

It follows changes this year to national curriculum tests and the system for assessing the performance of primary schools.

Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement, said: “Despite huge pressure on our finances from rising demand for school places, Surrey is among the top performers nationally in tests for pupils about to go to secondary school and credit must go to head teachers, their staff and parents, carers and of course pupils themselves.

“We’ll continue pressing for more help to create the extra places we need to meet the increase in demand – we know we need to build an extra 11,000 over the next five years but face a shortfall in the funds we need for that huge task.”

Primary school performance tables give a school-by-school breakdown of pupils’ results in national tests taken this spring and the progress they made.

The tables can be viewed on the Government’s website here.

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