Top marks for the county’s schools

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Pupils in Derbyshire are outperforming schools throughout the country in national tests.

Figures released by the Government show that attainment is above the national figure in all subjects at all levels in tests for 10 and 11-year-olds.

And Derbyshire schools are ranked top in all subjects at Key Stage 2 in both the expected and higher levels of attainment compared to similar authorities.

Councillor Mike Longden, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “This is a fantastic result and testimony to our hard-working head teachers, staff and pupils.

“I’d like to congratulate everyone involved.

“But we are not complacent and we remain committed to ensuring that every child in Derbyshire gets the education they deserve.”

For the seventh year running maths results have improved.

The results also show that Level 4+ attainment has risen in all subjects and at a higher rate than nationally.