Today the Department for Education has released performance data for primary schools across the country. Medway Council has been identified as the worst performing local authority this year against the Government benchmark, where only 72% of 11 year old pupils attained Level 4 in Maths and English compared to the national average, which stands at 79%.
"These are obviously very disappointing figures. While there have been some improvements in challenging schools, the overall headline figure for Medway remains well below the national average and I will be seeking a meeting with Medway Council to discuss the issue at the earliest opportunity."
Further information can be found at: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/