​​Key stage results 2018: Newham above national average with 73 percent achieving expected standard

10 July 2018 in Education
Seventy-three per cent of Newham’s primary pupils achieved the government’s “expected standard” in reading, writing and maths in this year’s Key Stage 2 SATs, up from 70 per cent last year, provisional ​results published by the government show.​​
Newham’s children  out performed the average,  as nationally only sixty-four per cent of pupils achieved the government’s “expected standard”.

The results show that the proportion of Newham pupils reaching a scaled score of 100 or more rose in every discipline. In reading, 79 per cent achieved the standard, compared to 76 per cent last year, while 85 per cent met the standard in maths, up from 83 per cent.

In spelling, punctuation and grammar tests, 85 per cent of pupils met the expected standard, compared to 78  per cent nationally , and the proportion meeting the standard in writing was 83 per cent, similar to last year’s results.

Thirty-eight out of 65 Newham schools improved their performance on the same measure between 2017 and 2018.

The biggest improvements in performance were at Selwyn up 40 percentage points, (from 46% to 86%), Monega up 32 percentage points, from 46% to 78% and St Helens up 28 percentage points (from 57% to 85%).

Councillor Julianne Marriott, cabinet member for education, children and young people, said: “These results are truly impressive and shows our children perform better than other children nationally. Our children, their parents and everyone working in our schools should be very proud and deserve to be congratulated for their hard work.”