Croydon’s primary schools have seen a 3% improvement since last year, with an average of 78% of pupils now achieving level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths at Key Stage 2.
The official Department for Education figures which have just been released are great news for local parents as they also show that on average 90% of pupils are improving as expected in the core subjects of reading, writing and mathematics.
The results reflect a continuing trend of progress across the borough, with many schools achieving scores that are amongst the best in the country.
“Over the last couple of years Croydon’s schools improvement team has been working closely with head teachers to achieve better results, and that hard work is clearly paying off. Recently this has been done through the innovative new company, Octavo, which was set up during the summer as a partnership between the council and local schools.”
Councillor Alisa Flemming, cabinet member for children, young people and learning
Another result of the council’s focus on improvement is the fact that 90% of primary schools in Croydon are now rated by Ofsted as either good or outstanding.