Revised information on the 2012 national curriculum assessment at key stage 2, including breakdowns by pupil characteristics.
This statistical first release (SFR) provides revised key stage 2 national curriculum assessment results for pupils in schools in England at national and local authority level for the academic year 2011 to 2012.
Information on attainment is also broken down by different pupil characteristics, specifically:
- first language
- free school meal eligibility
- special educational need
- income deprivation affecting children index
This SFR also provides the updated percentage of pupils making expected progress in each of English and mathematics between key stage 1 and key stage 2, and updated data relating to impact indicator 3.7, the attainment gap at age 11 between pupils eligible for free school meals and the rest.
The revised figures are based on data checked by schools prior to publication in the primary school performance tables. The figures contained within this publication combine this revised data with the information gathered through the school census in January 2012.
Figures in this SFR update provisional figures released in September in SFR 19/2012.
The key points from this release are:
- The percentage of pupils achieving the expected level, level 4 or above, in the 2012 key stage 2 reading and mathematics tests in all schools increased between 2011 and 2012.
- This has led to an increase in the percentage of pupils in state-funded schools making expected progress in mathematics.
- High-performing groups were Chinese pupils, pupils not known to be eligible for free school meals and pupils with no identified special educational needs.
In the academic year 2011 to 2012, due to local area free school meal initiatives, there has been both an under and an over recording of free school meal eligibility in some local authorities. The impact on National figures as a result of these mis-recordings is considered negligible. 2012 figures will be corrected in the December 2013 KS2 release.
School level data is available in the primary school performance tables.