Top test results for county kids

National test results for 11 and 14-year-olds show that Derbyshire pupils have outperformed schools throughout the country.

Derbyshire County Council has welcomed the news which it says continues the significant improvements in standards notched up by the county’s schools.

At Key Stage 2 – national tests for 11-year-olds – the achievement of Derbyshire pupils overall remains higher than the national picture in all subjects at all levels.

Maths continues to improve and is four per cent above the national average, English now stands at three per cent above while writing has seen the biggest rise with an increase of four per cent.

It means Derbyshire is at the top of its group of similar authorities in all subjects and at all levels of performance.

At Key Stage 3 – for 14-year-olds – the performance of Derbyshire students remains above the national average in all core subjects. Cllr Mike Longden said: “I am delighted with these results which show once again Derbyshire is outperforming schools across the country.”

“I would like to congratulate all our schools, their pupils, teachers and governors for their hard work in achieving such wonderful results.”