THE proportion of seven-year-olds reaching the expected standard in most subjects in school has continued to be ahead of national averages in the last 12 months according to figures from the Department for Education.
The tests – commonly referred to as Key Stage 1 (KS1) – are teacher assessed and showed better results locally when compared to the national picture. 2,400 pupils took part locally across all state-funded schools.
Subject Area Thurrock Results (2017) National Average
Reading 77% 76%
Writing 71% 68%
Maths 77% 75%
Portfolio Holder for Education and Health, Cllr James Halden said: “Over the past two years, new age-related standards were brought into Key Stage 1 to replace previous National Curriculum levels of attainment.
“I am pleased we continue to outperform the national statistics and am very proud of our local schools who are working tirelessly for our youngest residents. Importantly, a big well done to all of our students who should be incredibly happy with their achievement!”