EDUCATION officials have hailed a “growing momentum” across the region’s primary schools with figures confirming every Merseyside authority is now matching or beating the national average.
The success relates to Key Stage Two tests taken by 11 year-olds.
Government figures show that nationally the percentage of pupils managing to reach the minimum standard, known as Level 4, in both maths and English has risen from 74% to 79%.
And results have also risen across Merseyside.
In Liverpool the percentage of pupils reaching the required standard in maths and English shot up by 6% meaning it matched the 79% achieved nationally.
The improvements continue the success story achieved at GCSE level with city pupils now above the national average and follows confirmation last year that not a single Liverpool school is classed as failing by Ofsted.
The city’s schools are also to benefit from a £170m council-led revamp.
And Liverpool council’s cabinet member for education, Cllr Jane Corbett, said: “It is clear that there is a real and growing momentum in education in Liverpool, with our pupils increasingly getting a first class education.”
But she stressed: “We are not complacent and will continue to strive to improve further.”