Primary school children perform well overall in this year’s KS2 national tests

As the new autumn term approaches, many schools will be interested to hear the latest announcement from the Department for Education which states that primary school children have performed well overall in this year’s key stage 2 national tests, with four out of five children achieving good results in all subjects.

According to the provisional results from the DfE, the percentage of children meeting the expected standard in:

  • mathematics has increased from 86% to 87%
  • writing has increased from 85% to 87%
  • grammar, punctuation and spelling has increased from 76% to 80%
  • reading has remained the same at 89%

Although Schools Minister Nick Gibb highlighted some local authority areas performing just below the expected standard, the overall picture is very positive, with more children achieving the expected standard or above in all subjects than in previous years. 

From May 2016, there will be new national tests in line with the more challenging new curriculum. The results will be reported on using a scaled score, where 100 will represent the expected standard. 

For more detailed information about this year’s national test data visit



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