Exams boost

PUBLISHED: 14:31 15 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:30 25 August 2010

SCHOOLS in a borough that struggles to attain good exam results have been rated amongst the country s most improved.

SCHOOLS in a borough that struggles to attain good exam results have been rated amongst the country's most improved.

Greenwich council said it was among the ten most improved authorities in England after last year's primary school English and maths SAT results were published.

Some 77 per cent of primary school children achieved a level four score in their Key Stage 2 English exam last year, up from 73 per cent in 2005.

In maths, 76 per cent of children attained a level four grade, compared to 68 per cent in 2005, while in science, 84 per cent achieved this grade for the second year running.

Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: "We are all delighted with these latest results and it's vital that we use them as the stepping stone to greater achievements."

Greenwich still lags behind the national average in all three areas: 81 per cent in English; 79 per cent in maths; and 88 per cent in science.

In Bexley and Bromley level four was attained by 85 per cent of pupils in English and 89 per cent in science.

In both boroughs at least 80 per cent of children reached Level Four Maths.

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