St Helens’ education standards keep improving

St Augustine's pupils Connie Hughes (left) and Brittany Abram with (left to right) School Business Manager Dee Wilde, Sustainability Coordinator Margaret Thompson, Education Link Officer Grace Tatlock, Councillor Eric Smith and Liz Rimmer from South Liverpool Recycling.
St Augustine's pupils Connie Hughes (left) and Brittany Abram with (left to right) School Business Manager Dee Wilde, Sustainability Coordinator Margaret Thompson, Education Link Officer Grace Tatlock, Councillor Eric Smith and Liz Rimmer from South Liverpool Recycling.

ST Helens Council has been named as one of the best in the country for teaching the three Rs.

Interim government figures showed 86 per cent of 11-year-olds in the borough achieved at least level four, the standards expected at that age.

The stats put the council in seventh place in England, its best result so far and an impressive five points above the national average.

Councillor Eric Smith, cabinet member for Children, Young People and Learning Services, said: “This is an excellent result and a tribute to all the hard work of the pupils, teachers, parents, governors and our education team to achieve this remarkable achievement.”