Best ever KS2 results for children in Elliot primary schools

We are immensely proud of all the children and teachers in our schools as the latest data release from the DfE shows that 79% achieved the benchmark of level 4 or higher in reading, writing and mathematics. This is up 4 percentage points on last year and 14 points up from 2013. It is only one percentage point behind the national average, which is particularly impressive as two thirds of the 21 schools in the Elliot Foundation joined the trust below floor standards or judged inadequate by OFSTED.

As explained in previous news items, the schools in the Trust are in the bottom 20% nationally for multiple deprivation and have twice the national average of pupil premium children and almost three times more children whose first language is not English. Yet disadvantaged children perform 10% better in Elliot schools than the national average with 76% achieving level four or above in all core subjects.

Despite being effectively three times more deprived than the average primary school, Elliot Foundation schools are threes times more likely to be judged outstanding by OFSTED. And to complete the good news we have just polled all of our headteachers and learned that 94% of them would recommend the Elliot Foundation to their friends and family.

There is still much more to do and each year we start again at the beginning. But the best Christmas present we can give is a better education to all our children and a better place to work for our staff. Well done to all of you!

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