Suffolk schools improve but are still below national average

Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Council's cabinet member for education ENGANL00520130514161448
Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Council's cabinet member for education ENGANL00520130514161448
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The number of 11-year-olds in Suffolk achieving the level four benchmark in their SATS test has risen to 77 per cent, but that is still three percentage points lower than the national average.

Data released by the Department for Education today shows Suffolk’s figures were up on last year’s 73 per cent.

It moves Suffolk 22 places up the counties league table, but it is still 118th out of 150.

The percentage of pupils making the expected progress in writing between Key Stages one and two rose from 89 per cent in 2014 to 91 per cent this year.

The percentage of children making expected progress from key stage 1 to 2 in reading and maths also increased by one percentage point.

Lisa Chambers, cabinet member for Education and Skills said: “These results show that we are succeeding in pushing up education standards.

“In the past few weeks we have received very encouraging A-Level and GCSE results; the Key Stage 2 grades today continue that trend and show definitive progress is being made.