New figures have been released showing how well primary school pupils are performing in their 'three Rs'.
The national statistics show what percentage of schools in each area have reached the Government's targets in education.
There are wide national variations in the data, which has been collected following a major shake-up of the SATS exams and the primary school curriculum. Schools are considered to be underperforming if under 65% of pupils reach the expected standards.
Below is an alphabetical list of local authorities in the ITV Meridian area -none have reached the Government's 65% target in terms of results.
The list shows the percentage of primary school pupils who have reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths. However, the table does not include progress reports / measures.
- 54% Bournemouth
- 52% Bracknell Forest
- 58% Brighton & Hove
- 57% Buckinghamshire
- 45% Dorset
- 52% East Sussex
- 56% Essex
- 59% Hampshire
- 49% Isle of Wight
- 59% Kent
- 49% Medway Towns
- 52% Oxfordshire
- 54% Poole
- 48% Portsmouth
- 56% Reading
- 54% Southampton
- 56% Southend
- 60% Surrey
- 56% West Berkshire
- 45% West Sussex
- 59% Windsor & Maidenhead
- 61% Wokingham
In the Meridian area Dorset and West Sussex came lowest in the table.
Across England, just 53% of the almost 600,000 11-year-olds who took the tests reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths this year.
Today's statistics have proved controversial. The School standards minister Nick Gibb has said that the new curriculum has raised standards.
However others including teacher organisations have disagreed with him, saying the figures could be taken out of context amid a changing curriculum.
The table of figures is one of two measures being used to assess how well primary schools are doing. The other measure takes account of other factors - including how much progress has been made at primary schools - and in putting both measures together schools which did not reach the 65% pass rate in the SATs, have been able to boost their overall 'ranking' / level of performance.
Among the 35 areas nationwide where all the primary schools have reached the Government's overall targets were five areas in the South East: - Portsmouth, Windsor & Maidenhead, Reading, Wokingham and Southend.