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Best ever 11-year-old test results for Sandwell pupils
10:24am Tuesday 24th July 2012 in News
EDUCATION chiefs in Sandwell are celebrating after primary children notched up the borough's best ever results in exam tests for 11-year-olds.
This comes on the back of Sandwell being rated the fourth most improved authority in the Key Stage 2 tests last year.
In provisional figures just released, more Sandwell children than ever have reached the expected level in both English and maths.
At more than a five per cent increase, the improvement in results is also the biggest year-on-year improvement ever recorded for Sandwell primary schools.
Education chiefs expect that when results are published by the Department for Education in September, they will show an increase of more than four per cent above last year's national average.