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There was a large regional variation on this 12 months’s main take a look at outcomes

London pupils outperformed the remainder of England on this 12 months’s harder main college assessments, with a 28 share level hole between the most effective and worst performing native authorities.

Within the London borough of Richmond, 67% of 11-year-olds reached the required customary in studying, writing and maths, in response to provisional outcomes.

However solely 39% of 11-year-olds in Peterborough met the usual.

Head academics’ chief Russell Interest mentioned it indicated a system in chaos.

New system

Colleges minister Nick Gibb mentioned the vast majority of pupils had carried out properly, including that he wished this success “to be the usual”.

This 12 months’s assessments, taken by 11-year-olds in England in Might, have been extra demanding than these in earlier years and primarily based on a brand new curriculum.

General, simply over 53% of kids in state-funded faculties met the grade in all three units of assessments.

In 2015, 80% met the usual – however these figures aren’t considered being comparable as a result of they have been underneath the earlier system that was dropped this 12 months.

Last year, underneath the outdated system, the hole between the best performing areas, at 90%, and the bottom, at 73%, was narrower than this 12 months.

The detailed provisional figures for this year present the best performing native authorities concentrated in London, and elements of the North East and South East.

The poorest performing are within the West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, the East Midlands and East of England.

It is a related unfold to that seen in recent times, in response to the federal government statistical launch, which additionally factors out that that there was a small variety of native authorities with “extra excessive values”.


Making the grade by area

  • North East 56%
  • North West 52%
  • Yorkshire and The Humber 49%
  • East Midlands 50%
  • West Midlands 49%
  • East 52%
  • London 57%
  • South East 54%
  • South West 51%

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Head academics worry this 12 months’s main college outcomes are too unreliable for use for league tables

Mr Interest, common secretary of the Nationwide Affiliation of Head Lecturers mentioned the outcomes have been nonetheless provisional however the extensive variation between native authorities recommended a system “characterised by chaos and confusion”.

In Might the NAHT urged the federal government to cancel publication of this 12 months’s main college ends in England, warning of “critical errors” within the introduction of the brand new system which might make the outcomes “unpredictable”.

Mr Interest mentioned as we speak’s figures bear out considerations that the modifications have been “final minute” and “ill-thought out”.

“The federal government ought to work with the career to create a main evaluation system that works for pupils, academics, college leaders and oldsters,” mentioned Mr Interest, who additionally warned that information for particular person faculties, attributable to be printed in December, could possibly be “deceptive”.

Mr Gibb mentioned the extra rigorous curriculum and assessments have been designed to “construct a rustic that works for everybody so that every one kids, no matter background or skill have the chance to fulfil their potential”.

“These figures present that many colleges and native authorities have risen to the problem and have delivered excessive requirements however we wish that success to be the usual in all places.

“The federal government’s goal is to increase that chance so each baby has the superb training they deserve,” mentioned Mr Gibb.