Success for pupils across Northumberland

Pupils aged upto 11 years old in schools across Northumberland are being praised for their success throughout the previous academic year, demonstrating fantastic results, rising above the national average in almost all areas.


Early Years children outperformed the national average for the second year running with 75% of Early Years pupils gaining a ‘Good Level of Development’. This places them 5% ahead of the national average and provides Early Years pupils in Northumberland with a great start to their school careers.


Children in Year 1 demonstrated excellent results within their phonics test, with 85% reaching the expected standard. This is an increase on the previous year and an even further rise above the national average.


Children in Year 2 also outperformed the national average in all subjects, they were 5% above national average in reading and writing and 4% above national average for maths. A record number of children in Northumberland reached the very highest standards in reading (30%), writing (20%) and mathematics (24%).


Children in Year 6 have also risen to the challenge and exceeded expectations to outperform the national average in reading and writing. In mathematics, Year 6 children have beaten last years results, but remain just behind the national average. The proportion of Year 6 pupils in Northumberland reaching the very highest standard has risen in all subjects, with reading and mathematics rising by 5% and 6% respectively.


Councillor Wayne Daley, cabinet member for children’s services at Northumberland County Council said: “The results show that last academic year was very successful for our 2 - 11 year olds who performed excellently across a range of subjects and exceeded national averages, placing them very well for their academic journeys in the years ahead and providing a strong platform to continue to build on the progress they have already made.”

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