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Standards in Merton schools are continuing to rise with provisional results for 10-11 year olds exceeding the national average.

The 2010 provisional results for Merton schoolchildren in Key Stage 2 showed 81% of test pupils achieved level 4 or above in Maths and in English 84% achieved level 4 or above - 1% and 3% above the national average. 

Overall 76% of children achieved level 4 or higher in both English and Maths, 2% higher than the national average, and a 2% improvement from last year.

Councillor Peter Walker, cabinet member for education in Merton said: "Merton primary schools have done well and I’d like to thank all the staff in our schools and the pupils for their hard work.

"This progress has been achieved by the hard work of teachers and pupils as well as record investment in education. Unfortunately we have been told by the Government to expect 25% cuts in the education budget during the next four years and maintaining the progress that we have made will be increasingly hard as spending on education is reduced."

August 5, 2010