Hackney's primary school kids top of the class


Hackney’s 7-11 year olds have performed among the best in the country in this year’s Key Stage 2 results.

Key Stage 2 assessments measure a child’s progress between the ages of 7-11 and Hackney schoolchildren have performed exceptionally well.

In 2009, Hackney was below the national average on the main primary school performance indicator and in 2011, Hackney was ranked as far back as 73rd of the 150 local authorities.

There has been a steady increase in performance since and the current provisional data show Hackney schoolchildren above the national average in every category, top five in some and leaders in the percentage of children being above the national standard for writing.

Anne Canning, Acting Group Director, Children, Adults and Community Health said:

“We are committed to providing our young people with quality education that will set them up for life, which has been evident in the results at both GCSE and A Level and now our excellent Key Stage 2 results.

“This is down to the hard work of both staff and pupils who have year-on-year shown true commitment and success.

“Congratulations and keep up the good work.”

Visit gov.uk to see the national provisional results