Hull City Council
You are here: Home > Council and democracy > News and social media > [ Press releases ]
News and social media
 Web links
Hull City Council twitter profile

Press releases

Our latest press releases are available below. You can also search our archive of press releases. To keep up to date with our latest press releases, follow our news feed on twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

Twitter logo Follow our news feed (@Hullccnews) on twitter (link opens in a new window)
Subscribe to our RSS news feed Subscribe to our RSS news feed

Media enquiries

If you are a member of the media and have a press enquiry, please contact the media relations office on 01482 615 166.

Press Releases


Best ever Key Stage 2 results for Hull primary schools - 14/12/17
Hull City Council is today celebrating the city’s best ever Key Stage 2 results, topping the league table in Yorkshire and the Humber.

The results released today by the Department for Education (DfE) show that the percentage of pupils achieving Reading, Writing and Maths at expected standard has improved by 10 percentage points, from 53 per cent in 2016 to 63 per cent in 2017. In 2016, the city was in line with the national average, in 2017 the city is now three percentage points above the national average and five points above the regional average compared to three points in 2016.

New assessment arrangements were introduced in 2016 across Key Stage 2. 2017 provides the first year on year ‘layer’ to the new baselines established in 2016.

Councillor Phil Webster, Portfolio Holder for Learning, Skills and Safeguarding Children, said: “I am delighted to see the Key Stage 2 results improve and be the best ever for the city as well as topping the regional league table. We are now above the national average. Attainment in Hull primary schools continues to rise at a rate faster than national, which is down to the hard work and dedication of teachers and school staff, as well as children and their families. This is a really positive picture of improvement for the city and I am confident we can continue with this direction of travel and improve further.

“We remain committed to ensuring our young people of today develop the very best skills, aspirations and opportunities to ensure they have a vibrant future for when they reach secondary school.”
Beneath this headline measure, the city shows similar improvement across individual subjects. At the higher standard, the city is closing the gap between local and national performance.

Average scaled scores across Reading and Mathematics, separately, are in line with national averages – again reflecting an improvement on 2016 when the city’s scores were slightly below the corresponding England averages.

Separate measures underpin the progress made by pupils between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 across the individual subjects of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Moving on from the solid baselines established by the city in 2016, the 2017 progress scores are above national and regional averages across all subjects.



<< Back to Current Press Releases

Go back a pageBack  Go to top of pageTop  Print this pagePrint

Advertisements

The display of third party advertising on this site is not an endorsement or recommendation of any advertisers goods or services. The council accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the advertisements nor the quality of the goods or services supplied.

 
 

Find my nearest...

Please enter your postcode

City of Culture logo
Visit the City of Culture 2017 website (link opens in a new window)

Hull City Council, Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AA

Sign up for council news and updates Subscribe to our RSS feedFind out about our Twitter profilesFind out about our Facebook pagesOur Flickr channelsYouTube channels

All Information © Hull City Council  2017