EDUCATION bosses in Knowsley are celebrated the borough’s best ever primary school results.
Youngsters in the borough posted the highest of Level 4 passes or above in English and maths at Key Stage 2.
Provisional results published last week also show the percentage of children leaving school with a Level 4 in English has increased to 82 per cent an improvement of two per cent, taking Knowsley above the national average and making it the borough’s best performance on record.
For the third consecutive year pupils have exceeded the national average in maths with 82 per cent attaining Level 4, meanwhile Knowsley has had an improvement of two per cent at Level 5.
Key Stage 2 tests monitor children’s ability in English and maths at the end of Year 6, the final year in primary school.
Councillor Graham Wright, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services said: “I am very proud of our primary school pupils, they have really excelled themselves achieving Knowsley’s best ever Key Stage 2 results.
“Knowsley pupils have improved our results for the fifth year in a row, pushing us above the national average for the third year running. I am particularly proud of the pupils’ performance in English, our best to date.
“Knowsley’s overall success is down to a great deal of hard work from these pupils with support form their parents, often overcoming significant barriers to learning, coupled with a wide of range of support from dedicated primary school teaching staff.
“Everyone deserves to be very proud of today’s results. Together with recent Ofsted inspections today’s results reinforces my view that Knowsley primary schools are amongst the best in the country.”