Derbyshire schools are top of the class

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PUPILS in Derbyshire are outperforming schools throughout the country in national tests.

New Government statistics show that attainment is above the national figure in all subjects at all levels in tests for ten and 11 year olds.

More good news showed that Derbyshire schools are ranked top in all subjects at Key Stage 2 in both the expected and higher levels of attainment.

Cllr Mike Longden, the county council’s cabinet minister for education, said that the result was a testimony to the hard working headteachers, staff and pupils.

He said: “I’d like to congratulate everyone involved. But we are not complacent and we remain committed to ensuring that every child in Derbyshire gets the education they deserve.”

The maths and English results combined mean that Derbyshire scored 78 per cent compared to the 74 per cent nationally- a two per cent rise on last year.

The results also show a Level 4 attainment has risen in all subjects and at a higher rate than nationally.