Education boss congratulates primaries over SATS results

Thurrock Council’s education portfolio holder has congratulated the borough’s junior and primary schools for their Key Stage 2 performance.

“We are delighted with the performance and progress that has been made by our schools and young people aged 11 this year,” said Cllr Oliver Gerrish.

He said: “The national performance tables published today show that more of our schools than ever before have achieved above average progress in both English and maths leading to high levels of attainment against the national measures.”

Cllr Gerrish warned that people should not be complacent, and that “while we still have a few schools performing at a lower level than national expectations, the council has put robust improvement plans in place — in partnership with the schools — and we expect to bring about improved results quite quickly.”

But he highlighted “some exceptional performances” from some schools which had reached at least 85 per cent at Level 4 or above in both English and maths, the national average is 74 per cent and at least 90 per cent of the pupils making expected progress in both English and maths (national averages 83 per cent and 82 per cent respectively).

These schools are: Bulphan, Chadwell St Mary, Dilkes, Graham James and Warren.

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