Sheffield’s primary schools have seen yet another year of improvement in its primary school Key Stage Two (Year 6) SATs results. 62 per cent of students met the expected standard for reading, writing and maths combined, compared to 60 per cent last year.

The SATs results have been released to schools, this week, by the Department for Education.

Commenting on the results, Councillor Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for education and skills at Sheffield City Council said: “I would like to congratulate the children, their teachers and their schools on all of their achievements this year and it is great to see that Sheffield’s outcomes have matched and exceeded the strong performance that was achieved last year. I was particularly pleased to see the improvement in the proportion of children reaching the standard in reading, as I know this is an area that the city has been focused on.

Stephen Betts, chief executive at Learn Sheffield said: “Our results are very similar to last year but we will have a better sense of the performance when more of the national data becomes available over the coming weeks.

“The proportion of children attaining the expected standard in reading, writing and maths combined has risen again but this is in the context of a slightly larger increase nationally. As always our education community will analyse the outcomes collaboratively and continue to strive together for the best possible outcomes in the future.”


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