Borough schools performing above national average
Telford and Wrekin primary schools are celebrating a bumper year of results at Key Stage 2.
Results released today show more than four out five primary pupils in the borough (82 per cent) achieved level 4 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths at Key Stage 2, an increase of four per cent.
This figure is higher than the English average (80 per cent) and the West Midlands average (79 per cent).
Primary pupils are tested at Key Stage 2 at age 11 before moving onto secondary education.
Primary schools in the borough have out performed schools across the West Midlands, with only Solihull schools (which gained 83 per cent) exceeding Telford and Wrekin’s results.
This is the second year that Telford and Wrekin has exceeded the regional average and the first year that it has exceeded the national average.
Telford and Wrekin pupils achieving level 4B or above in Reading, Writing and Maths at Key Stage 2 has also risen to 71 per cent (up from 66 per cent last year). This figure is again better than England (69 per cent) and the West Midlands (67 per cent).
Councillor Paul Watling, cabinet member for Children, Young People and Families, said: “We’re really pleased that Telford and Wrekin primary schools are celebrating another excellent set of Key Stage 2 results.
“Our results at primary level are continuing to rise each year and this year have outshone both national and regional averages.
“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the children, the parents, teachers and governors for all their hard work.”