CHILDREN in Bucks primary schools were ahead of the national average in their Key Stage 2 SATS this year.
A total of 86 per cent of 11 -year-old pupils in the county reached the expected Level 4 in English this year and more than 84 per cent gained a Level 4 in maths. Both are a rise of two per cent on 2010.
And this year more than 43 per cent of 11-year-olds attained Level 5 in maths.
Nationally, 81 per cent of pupils attained Level 4 in English and 80 per cent Level 4 in maths.
Leader of Bucks County Council, Martin Tett, said: “These are excellent results for the pupils and families in our schools.
“They represent huge amounts of hard work by staff and pupils across the county and I am delighted that even more pupils move on to their secondary schools with the skills they need to do well.”