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 2017/18

Key KS2 facts for the Lancashire-12 area:

Statistics published by the Department for Education indicates that within Lancashire-12, 65% of KS2 pupils reached the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics in 2017/18. The Lancashire-12 (65%) proportion was similar to the England (64%) and North West (65%) performance, higher than the Blackpool (62%) performance was but lower than Blackburn with Darwen (66%).

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 (43%) was lower that of non-FSM pupils (69%).

Girls (69%) were generally performing better than boys (61%) in reading, writing and maths at KS2 in the Lancashire-12 area (England = 69% for girls and 61% for boys) .

The proportion of SEND pupils reaching the 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, 2017/18 (PDF 538 KB)

Page updated 25 February 2019