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More Coventry Pupils Attending Good Or Outstanding Schools

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At the end of the 2016 school year 92% of pupils in Coventry were in a school judged by Ofsted to be good or outstanding, compared to 84% at the end of 2015.

The news comes as provisional results have been released nationally for the Key Stage 2 tests that were implemented for the first time this year. Currently all data is being validated by schools and will be published formally in December.

The results for Coventry show 72% of the children in Year 6 achieved the expected standard in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling with 23% achieving the higher score. With 66% of pupils achieving the expected standard for mathematics we are in-line with our statistical neighbours.

Reading results were lower with 59% achieving the expected standards, however, we are aware that many schools have returned reading papers for review and we await with interest to see the impact of this process.

While the performance for the combined measure of reading, writing and mathematics is below national this is not the complete picture for primary school standards in Coventry.

Cllr Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “There is a significant level of volatility across the country and that is mirrored in Coventry. A significant number of headteachers have reported their dissatisfaction with the testing arrangements, particularly within the content and marking of reading papers.

“What is clear is that our Key Stage 2 pupils have achieved some very good results in difficult circumstances, and the year on year improvement in Ofsted results is very encouraging.

“Our focus as always is to work collaboratively with all schools across the city in order to provide the best possible provision and to ensure that all children receive a broad and balanced education.”

We are awaiting national data to compare the progress made by pupils between the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We have been working in collaboration with 110 other local authorities across the country to compare the rates of progress. Our most recent evaluation identifies that children within Coventry are making at least the same progress as all other pupils across the pilot.

Source: coventry.gov.uk

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