HULL’S 11-year-old pupils achieved the city’s best ever Sats results this year - climbing 64 places nationally in the latest primary school league tables.
The city was the joint second highest performing area in the region this year. The proportion of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths has soared from 75 per cent last year to 81 per cent this time.
This meant it was one of just four areas in the region which bettered the national average.
Hull has traditionally been towards the wrong end of league tables in the past - particularly its secondary schools. However the latest primary school figures from the Department for Education show that in a table ranking local education authority areas it shot up from 129th position in 2014 to 65th. Coun Rosie Nicola, the council’s portfolio holder for learning, skills and safeguarding children, said: “I am delighted to see the results of the primary key stage two tests in Hull improve.
“For our schools to achieve their best ever results, is a great credit to everyone. The pupils and their families, together with the schools and their staff have all worked hard to achieve this.”
Mil Vasic, the council’s director of Children, Young People and Family Services, added: “These are really encouraging results and a welcome reflection on the progress made.
“The improvement is a testament to the hard work of the teachers and staff in all of our primary schools and academies across the city.
“Our aim each year is to support schools to improve their results and build aspirations of their students for the future.”