December 16, 2011 12.17 pm This story is over 145 months old

Lincolnshire primary school kids above national average

Little geniuses: Lincolnshire primary pupils were above the national average in English and maths, new report shows.

More primary school pupils in Lincolnshire reached the expected Level 4+ in English and maths, compared to the national average or local authorities of the same size.

The figures from the 2011 Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Assessment show in English overall, Lincolnshire levels improved from last year. The figures were not broken down to city level.

In maths, Lincolnshire children have matched the national improvement in Level 4+ and outperformed the average for statistical neighbours.

The percentage of pupils leaving primary school with expected levels of attainment in English and maths rose by 1% from 2010, which is higher than the provisional national average.

There has also been an improvement in the number of children achieving a Level 4+ in writing by 5% from 2010 — a bigger increase than seen nationally.

The percentage of children making at least the expected two levels of progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 in English has increased by 4% and in maths by 3% over the last three years.

County Councillor Patricia Bradwell said: “During the current year we have a heavy focus on improving reading even further, in line with the requirements of the new Ofsted guidelines.”

Praise for Lincoln special school

Lincoln St Christopher’s School is also the first school to receive the national Career Mark Gold Award in recognition of the support they give to their students.

The Career Mark recognises excellence in the delivery of careers education and guidance.

The St Christopher’s special school has been revalidated six times for the Career Mark since 1997 — the first school to achieve this.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council | Photo: Melanie Holtsman