The results of these tests show that standards of reading across all schools in Monmouthshire are very good at the end of Foundation Phase and Key Stage 3, and are excellent at the end of Key Stage 2.
· At the end of Foundation Phase (age seven), 62.6% of pupils achieved the expected level or above with 38.1% achieving above this level.
· Key Stage 2 (age eleven), results showed that 83.3% of pupils achieved the expected level or above with 57.7% of pupils achieving above this level.
· By the end of Key Stage 3 (age fourteen), 73.3% of pupils achieved at the expected level or above with 41.5% achieving above the expected level.
This performance is consistent with the end of Foundation Phase and Key stage 2 and 3 results released last week and is a reflection of Monmouthshire’s robust Literacy Strategy and the commitment and hard work of pupils, staff and parents. Building on these excellent results, Monmouthshire is continuing to invest an additional £100,000 per year for the next three years, to maintain progress in literacy during pupils’ transition from primary and throughout secondary school.
County Councillor Liz Hackett-Pain, Cabinet Member for Children & Young People, noted that these outstanding achievements are confirmation of the cooperative and supportive approach adopted by the council, schools, pupils and parents/carers - all working together for the benefit of Monmouthshire learners.