PRIMARY school pupils in Barnsley are making good progress in their education according to data released by Barnsley Council.
Barnsley has received its key stage two provisional results which show the percentage of Barnsley KS2 pupils (ages seven to 11) reaching the expected standard in grammar, maths, reading and writing.
The results show that 71.5 per cent of KS2 pupils in Barnsley reach the expected standard in grammar, compared with 72 per cent nationally.
Seventy one per cent of KS2 pupils reach the expected standard in maths - compared with 70 per cent nationally.
The results also show that 75 per cent of Barnsley KS2 pupils reach the excpected standard in writing, compared with 74 per cent nationally.
However, reading results dropped behind the national average at 61.1 per cent (national 66 per cent) which brings the combined reading, writing and maths percentage to 52 per cent, just behind the national average of 53 per cent.