Croydon's young people continue to improve
7:10am Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
Young pupils in Croydon have continued to improve in assessments taken at the end of their reception year.
The early years assessments take place just before children start year one of primary school.
The tests are used to assess learning needs and allows teachers to create a tailored curriculum plan for each child.
Figures reveal Croydon's five-year-olds have continued a six year trend of improved scores and are doing better than the national average of 64 per cent in average assessment scores.
There has also been an improvement in levels of attainment by the bottom 20 per cent of achievers.
Councillor Tim Pollard, cabinet member for children, families and learning, said: "I am absolutely delighted by this news.
"Improved academic achievement is a huge priority for the council, and making sure that the very youngest children in our schools get off to a good start like this is vital."