Education results improving in Wakefield

​Date: 04/11/2014

New education statistics reveal that primary school pupils in Wakefield district are achieving better test results in 2014, compared to the previous 12 months.

A report to members of the Council's Cabinet, which will be discussed on November 11, also shows the gap is closing between the results achieved by advantaged and disadvantaged pupils.

Cllr Olivia Rowley, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "Improving educational attainment for young people across the district and closing the educational attainment gap for disadvantaged is a key priority.

 "This is very positive news and the young people, schools and their families should be congratulated for their hard work."

The report shows that 60% of children achieved the expected good level of development at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage – up 3% on last year. 

There was also a three percent improvement in the last 12 months, in phonics a style of teaching of reading and writing - with 70% of five and six year olds attaining the expected standard.

The gaps in education attainment for disadvantaged pupils in primary school are also closing, the report says.

Members of the Cabinet will be asked at their meeting to note the improvements outlined in the report.