Hackney pupils’ provisional results in key stage 2 SATs significantly above the national average

pupil taking a test

This week, primary schools around the country found out their pupils' provisional results in this year’s key stage 2 (KS2) national curriculum tests, better known as SATs, used to assess the performance of young people as they transition into secondary school. 

This year’s provisional outcomes show that almost 70% of Hackney KS2 pupils met the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics combined, one percent higher than in the previous year and 11% above the national average of 59%.

78.3% of Hackney pupils met the expected standard in reading this year, and 80% in writing (2% higher than in 2022). The highest improvement was in Mathematics, with 81% of pupils meeting the expected standards in 2023, compared to only 77% in the previous year.

In comparison, national averages this year saw 73% of pupils meeting the standards in reading, 73% in maths, and 71% in writing.

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Education

Congratulations to all our amazing Year 6 pupils, we are so proud to learn that once again their results have exceeded expectations! 
We know that our young people have been through a lot during the last few years, as the pandemic had a strong impact on their wellbeing, their routines and ways of learning. This makes their achievements even more impressive. 
We would like to thank our incredible school staff that have supported our pupils through these difficult times, proving once again the exceptional quality of our schools, and acknowledge parents and carers for all they do to help their children shine. 
We would like to wish all the best to our Year 6 pupils preparing for the next step in their education, and to encourage them to follow their dreams and remember that everything is possible! 

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Education

Parents will receive their child’s results from their schools before the end of the summer term.