Pupils are top of class

National test results for 11 and 14-year-olds show that Derbyshire pupils have outperformed schools throughout the country.

Derbyshire County Council has welcomed the news, which it says continues the significant improvements in standards notched up by the county’s schools.

At Key Stage 2 – national tests for 11-year-olds – the achievement of Derbyshire pupils remained higher than the national picture in all subjects at all levels.

Maths continued to improve and is four per cent above the national average and English now stands at three per cent above.

It means Derbyshire is top of its group of similar authorities in all subjects. At Key Stage 3, 14-year-olds students remained above the national average in all core subjects.