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Key stage 2 attainment 2023

Academic year 2022/23: Key stage 2 attainment

Headline facts and figures – 2022/23

Percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and maths (combined)

60%

up from 59% in 2022

Percentage of pupils meeting the higher standard in reading, writing and maths (combined)

8%

up from 7% in 2022

Disadvantage gap index

3.21

down from 3.23 in 2022

Percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in reading

73%

down from 75% in 2022

Percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in writing TA

71%

Up from 69% in 2022

Percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in maths

73%

up from 71% in 2022

 

In individual subjects, attainment increased in maths, writing and science compared to 2022. Attainment remained the same in grammar, punctuation and spelling and fell in reading.

In reading, 73% of pupils met the expected standard, down from 75% in 2022.

In maths, 73% of pupils met the expected standard, up from 71% in 2022.

In writing teacher assessment, 71% of pupils met the expected standard, up from 69% in 2022.

In grammar, punctuation and spelling, 72% of pupils met the expected standard, unchanged from 2022.

In science teacher assessment, 80% of pupils met the expected standard, up from 79% in 2022.

In all of reading, writing and maths (combined), 60% of pupils met the expected standard, up from  59% in 2022. At the higher standard, 8% of pupils met the standard, up from 7% in 2022. 

Girls made more progress than boys in reading and writing, while boys made more progress in maths. 

In 2023, girls made the most progress in reading (with a progress score of 0.29) and writing (with a progress score of 0.87) and less progress in maths (with progress score of -0.77). In contrast, boys made less progress in reading (with progress score of -0.21), and writing (with progress score of -0.76) and the most progress in maths (with progress score of 0.82). 

The disadvantaged gap index is down from 3.23 in 2022 to 3.21 in 2023.