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Bradford pupils see improved Key Stage 1 results
6:39pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
Bradford's six and seven-year-olds are progressing well at school, but still have room to improve, says education boss Ralph Berry.
Coun Berry, Bradford Council's executive member for children’s services, was speaking after results for Key Stage 1 and phonics reading check were published yesterday by the Department for Education.
He said: “The Key Stage 1 results have improved in line with the district’s upward trajectory over the last three years.
“We have seen some good improvements in specific areas, for example the nine percentage point improvement in phonics and also in reading at Key Stage 1, which is in line with the national increase."
But he added: "There is still work to do, as I am aware of the improved national picture which means Bradford still has to catch up with the national averages.”
Bradford's figures showed there were three per cent more boys and three per cent more girls now achieving a level 2 or above in their reading assessments compared to 2011. A level 2 is the expected level of achievement for a youngster at the end of Key Stage 1.
Bradford's reading assessments had gone up to 83 per cent of primary school pupils reaching level 2.
Last year it had been 82 per cent.