Almost half of children leave primary school unable to read and write properly, performance tables reveal

Almost half of children are leaving primary school unable to read and write properly, new government tables show, with just five per cent of schools achieving a high standard overall.

 

Figures from newly published primary school performance tables show 665 mainstream primaries in England fell below the government’s floor standard this year, following a year of controversial changes made to the school curriculum and Sats.

 

The tough new exams were brought in order to “raise expectations”, according to Schools Minister Nick Gibb, but the new data reveals 47 per cent of children have fallen below the government’s set standards this year.

 

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