Primary school league tables out

The number of primary schools failing to give pupils a good grounding in the three Rs has halved in the space of a year, official figures suggest.

Primary school league tables out

There's been success amongst primary schools in teaching children the three Rs.

Figures out today show all counties across the region are beating new Government targets for standards in maths and English.

But we're still not doing as well as other parts of the country.

Nationally 79 per cent of children reach those standards by the time they leave primary school.

Here schools in Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes, Cambridgeshire and Essex all achieve that or better - but children elsewhere still aren't reaching average standards of numeracy and literacy.

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Figures out today show all counties across the region are beating new Government targets for standards in Maths and English.

But we're still not doing as well as other parts of the country. Nationally 79% of children reach those standards by the time they leave primary school.

Here schools in Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes, Cambridgeshire and Essex all achieve that or better - but children elsewhere still aren't reaching average standards of numeracy and literacy.

See how schools across the region did by clicking HERE

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Mixed results for East in league tables

Four authorities in the East are above average
Four authorities in the East are above average Credit: ITV Anglia

The number of primary schools failing to give pupils a good grounding in the three Rs has halved in the space of a year, official figures suggest.

In total, 521 schools in England are below the Government's floor target for primaries, according to new primary school league tables.

Last year, 1,310 schools were below the threshold.

Across the UK 79% of children achieved Level 4 Maths and English by the end of primary school.

In our region four local authorities met this benchmark:

Herts - 82%

MK - 80%

Cambs - 79%

Essex - 79%

But eight of our local authorities were below that national figure. The lowest in the East were Suffolk and Peterborough with 74%.

Southend on Sea - 77%

Bedford - 77%

Luton - 76%

Central Bedfordshire - 76%

Northamptonshire - 76%

Norfolk - 75%

Peterborough - 74%

Suffolk - 74%