Will the government's new test on spelling, grammar and punctuation at the end of primary school raise standards of literacy?
Primary School league tables released today reveal that some of the country's 'most improved' primary schools are in the Meridian region.
There's a growing number of schools with over 800 pupils in our region as they expand to cope with rising demand for places.
South Farnham Primary School in Surrey topped the country's league tables yesterday. But what's the secret? We have an extended interview with headteacher Andrew Carter.
In the South East, 78 primary schools in are failing to meet expected standards in English and Maths. The latest league tables released today show the region is overall one of the worst-performing in the country.
In Ashford three primary schools failed to make the grade: Linden Grove, Beaver Green and John Wesley C of E primary schools. In Sussex, Three Bridges Junior in Crawley and in Essex, the Phoenix Primary in Basildon were amongst the bottom 200 in the country.
But some schools that weren't achieving have improved and some are excelling Charlotte Wilkins has more details. In her report, we hear from Janet Fletcher, Lorraine Wickens and Councillor Mike Whiting from Kent County Council.
School league tables have revealed we have the best performing primary school in the country in our region. Every single pupil at South Farnham in Surrey reached the government's required standard in both English and maths for the second year running.
But there's also bad news - Portsmouth is named as having the highest percentage of schools falling short of government targets - and 13 schools in our region came in the bottom 200. Christine Alsford reports on the winners and losers.
In her report, we hear from Kerry Harris, Rita Mulcahy, Laura Bosworth, Polly Honeychurch and Andrew Carter.