North Yorkshire celebrates rapid improvements

This story was published 4 July 2017

North Yorkshire County Council wishes to congratulate pupils, primary schools and early years providers for significant and rapid improvement in outcomes at all key stages.

children at school

Results are still provisional but it appears that the proportion of North Yorkshire pupils who have attained the national standard at Key Stage 2 has increased by 7 per cent.

In the KS2 reading test, for example, the proportion of pupils achieving the national standard has increased by over 6 per cent to 71 per cent.

Improvements in separate assessments for the Key stage 2 tests in reading, writing and mathematics this year mean that overall 59 per cent of pupils have achieved the national standard or higher in the headline measure for reading, writing and mathematics combined. This represents an increase in North Yorkshire of over 7 per cent.

“We are very proud of these results,” said County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Schools. “They are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our pupils, teaching staff and families.

“These are provisional results, but they show that North Yorkshire is a place where children can thrive, where they can give of their very best and where there is ambition to achieve the highest standards of teaching and learning.”