Thurrock celebrates best ever KS2 results

12 July 2019

Primary schools in Thurrock are celebrating after initial Key Stage 2 results revealed the percentage of 11 year-olds achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths is higher than ever before.

The number of pupils achieving this expected standard across all 3 subjects combined has risen from 66% in 2018 to 70% in 2019. This year's result is also higher than the national figure of 65% for these subjects combined, as reported by the Department for Education.

Subject area Thurrock results 2018 Thurrock results 2019 National average
Reading 76% 76% 73%
Writing 81% 82% 78%
Maths 78% 83% 79%

Cabinet member for education and health, Cllr James Halden, said: "These amazing results show that we are once again proving to be a national leader in education with our children outperforming both previous results for Thurrock and national statistics for reading, writing and maths. I offer my congratulations to our hard-working pupils and teachers who are celebrating this fantastic success.

"With our results continuing to rise, it’s a great opportunity for parents, colleagues and young people to consider who they will nominate in this year's Thurrock Education Awards. There is so much to celebrate in our schools and the awards are the perfect way to shine a spotlight on those going above and beyond to make education the best it can be here in Thurrock."

Nominations for this year's awards close at midnight on Sunday 6 October. To find out more and make a nomination please visit