Doncaster primary children are top of the class


Doncaster primary school children are ‘top of the class’ with their achievement in maths, new figures have revealed.

The latest key stage one results for schools in the borough show that 94 per cent of children achieved a level two or above in maths, a two per cent increase on last year.

Doncaster children’s achievements in this area are above the national figure of 93 per cent and the regional figure of 92 per cent, meaning they are joint top in Yorkshire and Humber for maths.

Science, as well as Speaking and Listening, are also areas where Doncaster children are outperforming both the local and national averages.

Although attainment in reading stayed static at 89 per cent, it has increased by six per cent over the last five years compared to five percent nationally over the same period.

While attainment in writing has improved on last year it is still slightly below the national average.

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Glyn Jones, said: “I am pleased to see that virtually across the board performance has either improved or been held.

“Doncaster children are top of the class when it comes to maths. They are ranked first out of 15 authorities and are two percent above the regional average of 92 per cent.

“Our focus is on continuing this improvement and working in partnership with schools as we support and challenge them to drive up standards of education across the borough.”