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 2015/16

Key KS2 facts for the Lancashire-12 area for 2015/16:

The 2016 key stage 2 (KS2) assessments are the first which assess the new, more challenging national curriculum which was introduced in 2014. The expected standard has also been raised to be higher than the old level 4. As a result, figures for 2016 are not comparable to those for earlier years.

Statistics published by the Department for Education indicates that within Lancashire over half of pupils reached the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics. This indicator replaces the previous main KS2 indicator (Level 4+ in reading, writing and mathematics) and the Lancashire (54.0%) proportion was similar to the national (54.0%) and above the regional (53.0%) and neighbouring unitary authorities (Blackburn with Darwen 51.0% and Blackpool 48.0%) averages.

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

Further analysis

Children and young people in Lancashire, key stage 2 analysis, 2015/16 (PDF 191 KB)

Page updated September 2017