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90,000 more pupils leaving primary school with the reading skills needed to succeed in secondary school

2015 performance tables show schools below minimum standard have fallen by nearly 100 since last year, from 768 to 676.

  • 91% of pupils made at least 2 levels progress in reading, 2 percentage points higher than in 2012
  • 94% of pupils made at least 2 levels progress in writing, 4 percentage points higher than in 2012
  • The difference in performance between disadvantaged pupils and their peers continues to fall
  • 1 million more primary school children are getting the best possible start in ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ schools since 2010

Schools minister Nick Gibb has written to local authorities with the worst Ofsted results, asking what they are doing to challenge primary schools under their control to raise standards.

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