London Boroughs Have Most Phonics Passes
- September 24, 2015
- Posted by: Nancy Etako
- Category: Blog
Figures show that nine out of ten local authorities in which most six year olds passed the government phonics reading test this year are in London.
Across England, 490,000 (77%) of pupils met the required standard, up to, 120,000 on 2012 when the tests began. Education Minister, Nick Gibb said the results showed the focus on phonics was ensuring children were becoming ‘confident’, inquisitive and fluent readers.
The top London boroughs were Richmond-upon Thames, where 86.5% of six year olds made the grade, followed by the London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Lewisham, Wandsworth, Newham, Greenwich, Harrow, Bromley and Bexley, with Darlington on 82.3%, the only non-London borough in the top 10.
By contrast only 69.5% of six year olds met the standards in Nottingham, the worst performing council, followed by Peterborough, Wakefield, Doncaster, Derby, Liverpool, Bury, Oldham, Middlesbrough and Tameside.
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