Fewer schools missing targets

The number of primary schools in England failing to give pupils a good grounding in the three Rs has halved in the space of a year. 521 schools are below the Government's floor target for a good grounding in the 'three Rs'.

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Union chief: Primary school results 'excellent news'

Russell Hobby congratulated English primary schools on improved performance. Credit: PA

Russell Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), said the results were "excellent news".

"It shows the hard work that's going on in the system and has been going on for some years."

He said the majority of primaries will not be academies, which shows that schools can improve "no matter what their status".

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