Hertfordshire primary school students score impressive results

Published: 19 Dec 2017


Hertfordshire County Council has praised the hard work and dedication of students and staff at the county’s primary schools after the Government’s latest performance tables show they continue to outperform the national average.

According to the latest primary school performance tables released by the Department of Education, 65% of pupils in Hertfordshire have achieved the expected standard in the three core subjects of reading, writing and mathematics compared to the national average of 62%. This reflects an increase of more than five percentage points since 2016.

Terry Douris, Hertfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: "We are extremely proud of our children in the county, as well as our teachers who have helped them to be successful in their recent tests and assessments.

“We already have some of the best schools in the UK, so to show improvement is a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work of pupils and teachers.

“It really is a credit to everyone involved in education in Hertfordshire that our primary schools continue to outperform the national average."

The tables show that the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading is 76%, four points ahead of the national average. In writing, the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard is 80%, compared to the national figure of 78%. Meanwhile, 77% of pupils achieved the expected standard in mathematics compared to the national figure of 75%.

The tables also now measure the percentage of pupils performing above the level expected of a year 6 pupil .The percentage of pupils in Hertfordshire who achieved these excellent results in the three core subjects is 12%, three points above the national average.

Hertfordshire is placed in the top fifth of local authorities for reading and in the top 40% of local authorities for writing and mathematics.

In Hertfordshire, primary schools are supported by Herts for Learning Ltd, a not-for-profit company owned by Hertfordshire schools and the county council. Dedicated to improving standards of education across the county, it is the UK’s largest schools company and provides a variety of support services to Hertfordshire schools.

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