Key stage 2

Pupils sit formal tests in reading, writing and maths at the end of key stage two (KS2) (aged 11 years). These results are a key performance indicator for primary schools.

Results for the Lancashire-12 area, year 2016/17

Key KS2 facts for the Lancashire-12 area:

Statistics published by the Department for Education indicate that within the Lancashire-12 area, 61% of KS2 pupils reached the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics in 2016/17. The Lancashire-12 proportion was similar to the England (61%) and North West (61%) performance and the neighbouring unitary authorities of Blackburn with Darwen (60%) and Blackpool (62%).

The proportion of free school meal (FSM) pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of key stage 2 Lancashire-12 (40%) was lower that of non-FSM pupils (65%).

Girls (65%) were generally performing better than boys (57%) in reading, writing and maths at KS2 in the Lancashire-12 area (England = 66% for girls and 58% for boys) .

The proportion of SEND pupils reaching expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics at KS2 is significantly lower than non-SEND pupils.

Children and young people dashboard

The children and young people dashboard created as part of the Neighbourhood JSNA, now includes district and ward level data for KS2/ KS4/ Pupil Absence/ Exclusions/ NEET. This resource can be accessed here.

The Department for Education website provides statistics on key stage 2 results for recent years.

Further analysis

Children and young people in the Lancashire-12 area, key stage 2 analysis, 2016/17 (PDF 472 KB)

Page updated January 2018