Test results point to youngsters beating average scores


NATIONAL test results show Derbyshire pupils have outperformed schools throughout the country.

Derbyshire County Council has welcomed the news and say it continues the significant improvements in standards notched up by the county’s schools.

At Key Stage two, tests for 11-year-old, the achievement of Derbyshire pupils overall remains higher than the national picture in all subjects at all levels.

Math continues to improve and is four per cent above the national average, English now stands at three per cent above while writing has seen the biggest rise with an increase of four per cent.

It means Derbyshire is at the top of its group of similar authorities in all subjects and at all levels of performance.

Meanwhile, at Key Stage three tests for 14-year0olds the performance of Derbyshire students remains above the national average in all core subjects.

Results at Key Stage one for seven-year-olds will be published later.

Cllr Mike Longden, cabinet member for education, said: “I am delighted with these results which show that once again Derbyshire is outperforming schools across the country.

“I would like to congratulate all our schools, their pupils, teachers and governors for their hard work in achieving such wonderful results.