Reading attainments for children aged 10 to 11 (key stage 2)

The main facts and figures show that:

  • overall, in 2016/17, 72% of pupils met the expected standard in reading by the end of key stage 2 (when they are usually aged 10 or 11 years), and 25% met the higher standard
  • pupils from the Chinese ethnic group were most likely to meet both the expected standard and the higher standard, out of all ethnic groups
  • pupils from the Irish and Chinese ethnic groups had the joint highest average scaled score; Irish pupils made the most progress in reading between key stage 1 and key stage 2 (between the ages of 7 and 11 years)
  • Gypsy/Roma children were least likely to meet both the expected and higher standards; they also had the lowest average scaled score, and made the least progress in reading between key stage 1 and key stage 2
  • across all ethnic groups, girls were more likely to meet the expected and higher standards in reading; they also had a higher average scale score and made more progress between key stage 1 and key stage 2 than boys
  • the local authorities with the highest percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard were the City of London (where 88% did so) and Richmond upon Thames (86%); the data for the City of London is based on small numbers of pupils and is therefore highly variable over time
Things you need to know

In 2016/17, there were 599,737 pupils in state-funded schools in England in year 6 (the final year of key stage 2), and ethnicity was known for 594,424 (99%) of them.

Of those whose ethnicity was known, 75% of pupils were White, 11% were Asian, 6% were Black, 6% had Mixed ethnicity, 2% belonged to the Other ethnic group and 0.4% were Chinese.

The Department for Education (DfE) has excluded, or ‘suppressed’, very small numbers (for example, values of 1 or 2, a percentage based on 1 or 2 pupils who achieved, or 0, 1 or 2 pupils who did not achieve a particular standard).

This is because, where the size of the ethnic group population is small enough that an individual’s identity could be revealed, information is suppressed to preserve confidentiality. This is consistent with DfE’s statistical policy statement on confidentiality (PDF).

Pupil numbers for key stage 2 vary between measures of attainment for different subjects. This is because pupils who don't have a valid result for a particular subject are excluded from the total. For more about valid results, see the Methodology section.

What the data measures

This data measures the reading attainment of children at the end of key stage 2 (year 6) when children are aged 10 to 11 years.

The data covers the academic year 2016/17 (September 2016 to July 2017). Data for the academic year 2015/16 is available in the download file.

Standards in reading are divided into 2 categories:

  • expected standard – to meet this, pupils must have achieved a ‘scaled score’ of 100 or more
  • higher standard – to meet this, pupils must have achieved a ‘scaled score’ of 110 or more

For each ethnic group, there are also figures for:

  • average scaled score
  • progress score

The average scaled score measures the average attainment of pupils in key stage 2 reading tests. Results range from 80 to 120. A scaled score allows for variations in test difficulty year on year by standardising each pupil’s test results. This allows a clearer comparison between years. You can read more about scaled scores at key stage 2.

The progress score measures the progress that pupils make between the end of key stage 1 (primary school year 2) and the end of key stage 2 (year 6). A pupil’s results are compared with the actual achievements of other pupils nationally with similar key stage 1 attainment.

This data shows an average progress score for each ethnic group. A progress score of 0 (the national average) means pupils are making the expected amount of progress. A positive score (0.1 and above) means they are making more progress than expected, and a negative score (-0.1 and below) less progress than expected.

The ethnic categories used in this data

This data uses categories from the Department for Education’s school census, which is broadly based on the 2001 national Census, with 3 exceptions:

  • Traveller of Irish Heritage and Gypsy/Roma children have been separated into 2 categories
  • Sri Lankan has been added to the Asian/Asian British group but is not reported separately
  • Chinese pupils have been assigned a separate category

These changes were made after consultations with local authorities and lobby groups.

The categories in the school census are as follows:

Asian/Asian British:

  • Indian
  • Pakistani
  • Bangladeshi
  • Sri Lankan
  • Other Asian background

Black/African/Caribbean/Black British:

  • Black African
  • Black Caribbean
  • Other Black background

Mixed/Multiple ethnic groups:

  • White and Black Caribbean
  • White and Black African
  • White and Asian
  • Other Mixed background

White:

  • White British
  • White Irish
  • Traveller of Irish Heritage
  • Gypsy/Roma
  • Other White

Chinese Other ethnic group

Information is provided for both detailed and broad ethnic groups where possible and when the data is available.

The 6 broad categories used are as follows:

  • Asian/Asian British
  • Black/African/Caribbean/Black British
  • Chinese
  • Mixed/Multiple ethnic groups
  • White
  • Other ethnic group

However, local authority data is only provided for 5 broad ethnic groups. Information about the specific ethnic categories is excluded to preserve confidentiality and ensure individuals cannot be identified. Information about the Other ethnic group is not given because DfE does not publish data for this group at the local authority level.

The 5 broad categories are as follows:

  • Asian/Asian British
  • Black/African/Caribbean/Black British
  • Chinese
  • Mixed/Multiple ethnic groups
  • White

Ethnic groups and how data on ethnicity is collected

Reading attainment for children aged 10 to 11 by ethnicity

Percentage of pupils meeting the expected and higher standards in reading, and average scaled score and progress score, by ethnicity

Ethnicity Expected standard Higher standard Average scaled score Progress score
All 72 25 104 0.0
Asian 69 21 103 -0.2
Bangladeshi 71 20 104 0.2
Indian 76 29 105 0.1
Pakistani 63 16 102 -0.7
Asian other 73 26 104 0.2
Black 69 19 103 0.1
Black African 71 20 104 0.2
Black Caribbean 66 17 103 -0.4
Black other 67 18 103 0.0
Chinese 80 40 107 1.5
Mixed 74 27 105 0.4
Mixed White/Asian 78 33 106 0.8
Mixed White/Black African 73 25 104 0.4
Mixed White/Black Caribbean 69 20 103 -0.3
Mixed other 74 28 105 0.7
White 72 25 104 0.0
White British 73 26 104 -0.1
White Irish 79 38 107 1.8
White Irish Traveller 35 5 97 0.0
White Gypsy/Roma 26 4 95 -1.2
White other 63 21 103 1.3
Other 63 18 103 0.5

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Summary

The data shows that:

  • overall in 2016/17, 72% of pupils met the expected standard in reading by the end of key stage 2 (when they are usually aged 10 to 11 years), and 25% met the higher standard
  • 80% of pupils from the Chinese ethnic group met the expected standard in reading and 40% met the higher standard (the highest percentages of any ethnic group)
  • 26% of Gypsy/Roma pupils met the expected standard in reading and 4% met the higher standard (the lowest percentages of any ethnic group)
  • pupils from the Irish and Chinese ethnic groups had the highest average scaled score (both at 107), and Gypsy/Roma children had the lowest average scaled score (95); the national average was 104
  • between key stage 1 and key stage 2, children from the Irish ethnic group made the most progress, with a progress score of 1.8; children from a Gypsy/Roma background made the least progress, with a progress score of -1.2

Reading attainment for children aged 10 to 11 by ethnicity and area

Percentage of children meeting the expected standard in reading by ethnicity and area

Local authority All Asian Black Chinese Mixed White
% % % % % %
Barking and Dagenham 72 76 75 withheld to protect confidentiality 70 69
Barnet 78 79 71 91 79 82
Barnsley 68 79 43 N/A* 73 68
Bath and North East Somerset 78 82 38 withheld to protect confidentiality 77 78
Bedford 66 62 56 withheld to protect confidentiality 69 68
Bexley 75 81 77 withheld to protect confidentiality 76 73
Birmingham 66 65 65 75 69 69
Blackburn with Darwen 68 67 68 withheld to protect confidentiality 71 69
Blackpool 72 72 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 76 72
Bolton 69 69 57 withheld to protect confidentiality 79 70
Bournemouth 71 79 71 withheld to protect confidentiality 76 71
Bracknell Forest 71 79 78 withheld to protect confidentiality 81 70
Bradford 66 65 61 withheld to protect confidentiality 67 66
Brent 69 67 68 100 74 74
Brighton and Hove 77 63 74 65 77 79
Bristol, City of 72 69 56 withheld to protect confidentiality 72 74
Bromley 84 89 84 88 86 83
Buckinghamshire 77 70 68 withheld to protect confidentiality 68 79
Bury 72 65 69 100 68 74
Calderdale 71 61 71 withheld to protect confidentiality 75 73
Cambridgeshire 73 68 59 89 74 73
Camden 76 74 70 withheld to protect confidentiality 77 80
Central Bedfordshire 72 78 72 withheld to protect confidentiality 71 72
Cheshire East 76 78 79 withheld to protect confidentiality 82 76
Cheshire West and Chester 74 80 50 withheld to protect confidentiality 70 74
City of London 88 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality N/A* withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality
Cornwall 72 65 withheld to protect confidentiality 63 81 71
County Durham 73 78 60 75 79 73
Coventry 68 71 62 100 68 68
Croydon 73 77 69 88 74 75
Cumbria 74 77 withheld to protect confidentiality 67 81 74
Darlington 72 74 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 79 71
Derby 65 62 64 withheld to protect confidentiality 69 65
Derbyshire 71 74 63 71 74 71
Devon 75 73 64 70 77 75
Doncaster 63 57 50 withheld to protect confidentiality 70 64
Dorset 73 68 57 77 73 73
Dudley 66 62 59 withheld to protect confidentiality 68 67
Ealing 73 70 69 withheld to protect confidentiality 77 80
East Riding of Yorkshire 73 75 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 80 73
East Sussex 71 73 58 withheld to protect confidentiality 77 71
Enfield 67 77 66 withheld to protect confidentiality 75 65
Essex 74 82 74 80 75 73
Gateshead 77 66 66 100 82 77
Gloucestershire 75 80 64 78 71 75
Greenwich 78 82 79 88 80 75
Hackney 78 81 75 withheld to protect confidentiality 81 81
Halton 69 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 76 69
Hammersmith and Fulham 82 79 81 withheld to protect confidentiality 86 83
Hampshire 76 82 80 87 78 76
Haringey 72 78 66 76 77 75
Harrow 77 80 72 withheld to protect confidentiality 79 76
Hartlepool 72 77 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 60 72
Havering 80 80 81 withheld to protect confidentiality 77 80
Herefordshire, County of 73 100 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 74 73
Hertfordshire 76 74 72 80 78 76
Hillingdon 72 76 68 withheld to protect confidentiality 75 71
Hounslow 73 76 70 100 78 72
Isle of Wight 72 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 76 71
Isles of Scilly 82 N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A* 82
Islington 74 81 67 withheld to protect confidentiality 77 77
Kensington and Chelsea 84 84 84 100 81 86
Kent 75 81 80 73 78 74
Kingston upon Hull, City of 71 79 60 withheld to protect confidentiality 85 71
Kingston upon Thames 77 74 80 withheld to protect confidentiality 80 77
Kirklees 67 62 57 71 63 71
Knowsley 69 79 67 N/A* 69 69
Lambeth 79 80 76 72 80 83
Lancashire 71 61 71 82 71 73
Leeds 68 60 59 79 66 70
Leicester 66 69 67 withheld to protect confidentiality 69 62
Leicestershire 73 74 74 82 70 73
Lewisham 72 76 66 84 78 75
Lincolnshire 69 88 76 84 78 69
Liverpool 69 70 70 83 69 69
Luton 65 61 67 withheld to protect confidentiality 70 67
Manchester 69 65 70 76 71 72
Medway 68 74 75 withheld to protect confidentiality 68 68
Merton 77 79 74 100 77 76
Middlesbrough 70 65 50 N/A* 64 72
Milton Keynes 74 80 72 75 73 74
Newcastle upon Tyne 72 70 70 70 70 74
Newham 76 75 79 100 81 71
Norfolk 69 78 56 85 69 69
North East Lincolnshire 67 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 83 66
North Lincolnshire 67 75 54 withheld to protect confidentiality 69 66
North Somerset 71 28 42 100 77 71
North Tyneside 76 81 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 80 76
North Yorkshire 71 81 48 82 78 71
Northamptonshire 68 62 62 74 64 69
Northumberland 72 83 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 69 72
Nottingham 68 69 70 61 68 68
Nottinghamshire 72 70 58 85 71 72
Oldham 67 60 69 withheld to protect confidentiality 72 71
Oxfordshire 74 66 63 withheld to protect confidentiality 76 75
Peterborough 63 64 65 withheld to protect confidentiality 64 62
Plymouth 70 100 53 67 73 70
Poole 69 79 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 75 68
Portsmouth 67 72 68 withheld to protect confidentiality 77 67
Reading 70 68 71 withheld to protect confidentiality 68 71
Redbridge 76 77 69 78 79 75
Redcar and Cleveland 77 60 N/A* withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 77
Richmond upon Thames 86 79 73 71 89 87
Rochdale 66 61 64 withheld to protect confidentiality 73 68
Rotherham 69 68 64 withheld to protect confidentiality 77 69
Rutland 76 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 76
Salford 71 79 73 withheld to protect confidentiality 70 72
Sandwell 66 70 60 withheld to protect confidentiality 67 65
Sefton 74 71 withheld to protect confidentiality 63 74 74
Sheffield 69 69 67 87 66 71
Shropshire 75 65 50 withheld to protect confidentiality 76 75
Slough 70 74 69 withheld to protect confidentiality 69 64
Solihull 75 77 73 withheld to protect confidentiality 66 75
Somerset 73 75 60 withheld to protect confidentiality 75 73
South Gloucestershire 74 86 73 withheld to protect confidentiality 69 74
South Tyneside 73 72 64 withheld to protect confidentiality 79 73
Southampton 74 72 82 withheld to protect confidentiality 78 74
Southend-on-Sea 75 82 80 withheld to protect confidentiality 78 73
Southwark 73 76 71 71 77 77
St. Helens 69 86 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 72 68
Staffordshire 74 67 75 78 77 74
Stockport 76 73 66 75 78 76
Stockton-on-Tees 72 63 77 withheld to protect confidentiality 85 73
Stoke-on-Trent 65 61 59 62 70 66
Suffolk 70 74 71 57 70 70
Sunderland 76 68 withheld to protect confidentiality 100 71 76
Surrey 79 78 72 84 82 79
Sutton 81 87 86 88 84 78
Swindon 73 74 79 57 71 73
Tameside 70 67 52 60 75 71
Telford and Wrekin 73 66 70 100 75 73
Thurrock 71 80 80 69 69 68
Torbay 72 75 withheld to protect confidentiality withheld to protect confidentiality 72 72
Tower Hamlets 75 76 74 83 74 73
Trafford 81 80 77 86 81 81
Wakefield 66 54 59 55 65 67
Walsall 65 65 63 77 66 65
Waltham Forest 74 74 73 86 75 75
Wandsworth 76 71 69 withheld to protect confidentiality 74 84
Warrington 78 78 80 withheld to protect confidentiality 77 77
Warwickshire 73 82 65 83 72 73
West Berkshire 74 84 82 withheld to protect confidentiality 77 74
West Sussex 71 67 61 76 74 71
Westminster 77 78 77 100 75 83
Wigan 75 79 70 withheld to protect confidentiality 80 75
Wiltshire 72 85 39 withheld to protect confidentiality 71 73
Windsor and Maidenhead 78 76 58 withheld to protect confidentiality 77 80
Wirral 70 69 withheld to protect confidentiality 67 78 70
Wokingham 82 87 81 withheld to protect confidentiality 84 81
Wolverhampton 70 71 74 withheld to protect confidentiality 71 68
Worcestershire 70 63 74 withheld to protect confidentiality 72 70
York 73 73 75 withheld to protect confidentiality 77 73

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Summary

Except for the information for White pupils, the statistics quoted for attainment by ethnicity and local authority are often based on small numbers of pupils and are therefore highly variable over time. The number of pupils from different ethnic groups varies considerably between local authorities, and data isn't published for some local authorities where the number of pupils is 5 or fewer. For these reasons, you should avoid comparing differences in attainment between local authorities.

The Isle of Scilly had 17 pupils in year 6, and the City of London had 26 – results for these local authorities are particularly variable, and any comparisons with them are not recommended.

The data shows that:

  • in 2016/17, 88% of pupils in the City of London local authority met the expected standard in reading by the end of key stage 2 – this was the highest percentage out of all local authorities, followed by Richmond upon Thames (also in London), where 86% of pupils met the standard
  • 100% of Asian pupils met the expected standard in Herefordshire (West Midlands) and Plymouth (South West), while 28% did so in North Somerset – these were the highest and lowest percentages of Asian pupils meeting the standard out of all local authorities
  • 86% of Black pupils met the expected standard in Sutton (London), while 38% did so in Bath and North East Somerset (South West)
  • 100% of pupils from the Chinese ethnic group met the expected standard in 12 local authorities (out of the 70 for which data was available), while 55% did so in Wakefield (Yorkshire and The Humber)
  • 89% of pupils with Mixed ethnicity met the expected standard in Richmond upon Thames (London), while 60% did so in Hartlepool (North East)
  • 87% of White pupils met the expected standard in Richmond Upon Thames (London), while 62% did so in both Peterborough (East of England) and Leicester (East Midlands)

Reading attainment for children aged 10 to 11 by ethnicity and gender

Percentage of pupils meeting the expected and higher standards in reading, and average scaled score and progress score, by ethnicity and gender

Boys Girls
Ethnicity Expected standard Higher standard Average scaled score Progress score Expected standard Higher standard Average scaled score Progress score
All 68 21 103 -0.3 75 28 105 0.3
Asian 66 19 103 -0.4 72 24 104 0.0
Bangladeshi 67 18 103 0.1 74 23 104 0.4
Indian 73 25 104 -0.3 79 33 106 0.4
Pakistani 60 14 101 -0.9 66 18 103 -0.6
Asian other 70 23 104 0.1 76 29 105 0.4
Black 65 16 102 -0.2 74 23 104 0.4
Black African 67 17 103 0.0 75 24 104 0.5
Black Caribbean 61 13 102 -0.7 72 20 104 0.0
Black other 62 15 102 -0.4 72 21 104 0.4
Chinese 76 36 106 1.1 84 44 108 1.8
Mixed 70 23 104 0.0 78 30 106 0.8
Mixed White/Asian 75 29 105 0.4 83 38 107 1.1
Mixed White/Black African 69 21 104 0.0 78 29 105 0.9
Mixed White/Black Caribbean 64 17 102 -0.7 74 24 104 0.2
Mixed other 71 25 104 0.3 78 32 106 1.0
White 69 22 104 -0.3 76 29 105 0.3
White British 70 23 104 -0.4 77 29 105 0.2
White Irish 77 33 106 1.3 82 42 108 2.3
White Irish Traveller 33 3 97 -0.6 37 7 98 0.6
White Gypsy/Roma 23 4 94 -1.8 30 5 95 -0.6
White other 61 19 102 1.0 66 24 103 1.6
Other 60 16 102 0.3 67 21 103 0.8

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Summary

The data shows that:

  • overall, in 2016/17, 75% of girls and 68% of boys met the expected standard in reading by the end of key stage 2 (when they are aged 10 to 11 years), while 28% of girls and 21% of boys met the higher standard; girls were more likely to meet the expected and higher standards than boys in every ethnic group
  • 84% of girls from the Chinese ethnic group met the expected standard and 44% met the higher standard, the highest percentages in any ethnic group across boys and girls
  • 23% of Gypsy/Roma boys met the expected standard and 3% of Traveller of Irish Heritage boys met the higher standard, the lowest percentages in any ethnic group across boys and girls

The ‘average scaled score’ measures the average attainment of pupils for each ethnic group, with scores ranging from 80 to 120. The average scaled score data shows that:

  • overall, the average scaled score was 105 for girls and 103 for boys
  • girls from the Irish and Chinese ethnic groups had the highest average scaled score (both at 108), while Gypsy/Roma boys had the lowest average scaled score (at 94)
  • overall, girls made above average progress in reading between key stage 1 and key stage 2 (at 0.3 points), while boys made below average progress (at -0.3 points); average progress is expressed as a score of 0.0
  • Irish girls made the most progress in reading, with a score of 2.3 points; boys from Gypsy/Roma background made the least progress in reading, with a score of -1.8 points

Methodology

Methodology

The key stage 2 datasets are compiled using information matched together from 3 data sources:

  • prior attainment records (key stage 1 results)
  • school census records
  • qualification entries and results collected from awarding bodies

Key stage assessment data received from the Standard Testing Agency (STA) is combined with information on pupil's characteristics from the school census and prior attainment. Records are matched, using fields such as surname, forename, date of birth, UPN (unique pupil number), gender and postcode. This successfully matches around 60% to 75% of pupils.

Additional, more complex, routines are then applied to match as many of the remaining pupils as possible, up to around 98%. The coverage of the local authority and regional statistics is state-funded mainstream schools only in England. This includes schools and academies but excludes hospital schools, pupil referral units and alternative provision.

Any pupils who do not have a valid result for a subject are excluded from the calculations for that subject and do not appear in the number of eligible pupils or in the outcome percentages for that subject.

Valid results for the national test figures are:

  • achieved the expected standard
  • not achieved the expected standard
  • special consideration
  • absent
  • working below the standard of the test
  • unable to access the test

Confidence intervals:

Confidence intervals are available for the ‘progress score’ if you download the data. These confidence intervals are calculated for a school based on a specific group of pupils. A school may have been just as effective, but have performed differently with a different set of pupils. Similarly, some pupils may be more likely to achieve high or low results, independently of which school they attend. To account for this natural uncertainty, it is best to interpret these school scores alongside their associated confidence intervals.

A 95% confidence interval around progress scores means that if the progress scores of 100 random schools were taken, then 95 times out of 100 their progress score would fall between the upper and lower confidence interval. But 5 times out of 100 it would fall outside this range.

School scores are interpreted alongside their associated confidence intervals in the following manner: If the lower confidence interval is greater than zero, it can be interpreted as meaning that the school has achieved greater than average progress compared to pupils with similar starting points nationally. Similarly, if the upper confidence interval is below zero, then the school has made less than average progress. Where the 95% confidence intervals overlap zero, this means that the school’s progress score is not significantly different from the national average.

Changes to assessment:

Because of a change in the way pupils are assessed, data published before 2016 is not comparable to 2015/16 and 2016/17 data.

The system of national curriculum levels is no longer used by the government to report on end of key stage assessment.

This measure has been replaced by 'value added' progress measures in reading, writing and mathematics.

There is no 'target' for the amount of progress an individual pupil is expected to make, and any amount of progress a pupil makes contributes towards the school's progress scores.

Suppression rules and disclosure control

Values of 1 or 2 or a percentage based on 1 or 2 pupils who achieved, or did not achieve, a particular standard are suppressed. Some additional figures may be suppressed to prevent the possibility of a suppressed figure being revealed. This suppression is consistent with DfE’s statistical policy statement on confidentiality (PDF).

Regional eligible pupil figures are rounded to the nearest 10 so that it is not possible to derive figures for these local authorities by summing the figures for the other local authorities in the region.

In the school level data, any figures relating to a cohort of 5 pupils or fewer are suppressed. This applies to sub-groups of pupils as well as the whole cohort, for example, if there were five boys and three girls in a school, DfE would not publish attainment for boys or girls separately but would publish attainment for all pupils as this is based on 8 pupils. The Code of Practice for Official Statistics requires DfE to take reasonable steps to ensure that their published or disseminated statistics protect confidentiality.

For more information about DfE’s disclosure control procedures for its statistical releases please see DfE’s statistical policy statement on confidentiality (PDF).

Rounding

Percentages given in charts, tables and downloads are rounded to the nearest whole number. Progress scores are given to 1 decimal place.

Related publications

Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2017

Quality and methodology information

Data sources

Source

Type of data

Administrative data

Type of statistic

National Statistics

Publisher

Department for Education

Note on corrections or updates

Revised figures were published by the Department for Education on 25 January 2018.

Publication frequency

Yearly

Purpose of data source

The main purpose is to measure schools' and pupils' progress and performance from key stage 1 to key stage 2, in order to monitor and improve standards and inform parental choice when applying to local schools.

Download the data

Reading attainment for children aged 10 to 11 (key stage 2)-local authorities - Spreadsheet (csv) 324 KB

This file contains the following variables: Measure, Ethnicity, Ethnicity_Type, Time, Time_Type, Region, Local_Authority, Local_Authority_Code, Value, Value_Type, Denominator.

Reading attainment for children aged 10 to 11 (key stage 2)-national - Spreadsheet (csv) 112 KB

This file contains the following variables: Measure, Ethnicity, Ethnicity_Type, Time, Time_Type, Geography (England), Geography_Code, Gender, Value, Value_Type, Denominator, Lower_CI, Upper_CI.