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 2018/19

Key KS2 facts for the Lancashire-12 area:

Statistics published by the Department for Education indicate that within Lancashire-12, 64% of KS2 pupils reached the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics in 2018/19. The Lancashire-12 (64%) proportion was slightly worse than the England (65%) and North West (65%) performance, as well as that of the neighbouring unitary authorities - Blackpool (66%) performance and Blackburn with Darwen (67%).

The proportion of free school meal (FSM) pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of key stage 2 in the Lancashire-12 area (45%) was lower that of non-FSM pupils (68%).

Girls (68%) were generally performing better than boys (60%) in reading, writing and maths at KS2 in the Lancashire-12 area (England = 70% for girls and 61% for boys) .

The proportion of SEND pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics at KS2 in the Lancashire -12 area (9%) is significantly lower than non-SEND pupils (73%).

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.

Page updated 17 September 2020