Hackney's Outstanding children leading the country

Hackney Town Hall

Hackney’s ‘Outstanding’ 5-7 year-olds are leading the country in reading, writing and maths.

The Department of Education (DfE) issued their 2016 report looking at Key Stage 1 on Thursday 29 September. Key Stage 1 measures progress for school years 1 and 2.

This is the first time the new, more challenging national curriculum has been looked at since it was introduced in 2014 and Hackney is ranked first in England for children reaching the expected standard for reading, writing and maths.

Hackney pupils eligible for free school meals and those with an Education Health Care Plan are also ranked in the top five in the country for all of the three core subjects.

With these figures DfE has rated Hackney as ‘Outstanding’ in every measure.

Deputy Mayor and Cabinet member for Children’s Service, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble said: “I am delighted to see these results, which is down to the hard work of Hackney's children, parents/guardians and teachers.

"We aim to give every child the best start in life and these figures along with the success at Key Stage 2 give me the confidence we are doing just that.

"Congratulations and well done to everyone."