PRIMARY school children in Staffordshire have made 'considerable improvements' at Key Stage 2, with initial results showing an increase in reading, writing and maths.
The figures show that 11-year-olds across the county are making marked improvements in the tests and teacher assessments.
Most pupils are expected to obtain a level four, and initial results show that in Staffordshire, more than 85 per cent of pupils achieved at least that level in writing and maths this year.
Ben Adams, Staffordshire county councillor for education, said: "These initial results look very promising, and I am pleased improvements have been made.
"These results show that Staffordshire schools are moving in the right direction.
"We want to ensure that every child in Staffordshire has the opportunity to attend an excellent school, fulfil their potential and be equipped with the skills to lead fulfilling lives and careers."