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Free schools continue to top tables at Key Stage 1

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Primary free school are getting better results than any other type of school, according to data released by the Department for Education today.

For the third year running, free schools have outperformed all other state school types across every subject at Key Stage 1.

School Type

Number of schools

Number of eligible pupils

Percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard

English Reading

English Writing

Mathematics

Science

Free schools

123

5,294

80

73

81

87

Converter academies

2,207

99,869

78

71

78

85

LA maintained schools

12,431

497,493

77

69

76

84

Sponsored academies

978

42,445

71

64

71

77

All schools

15,739

645,101

76

69

76

84

 

In addition, free schools had a higher percentage of students working at a greater depth than all other types of school.

Toby Young, Director of New Schools Network, said:

“It is fantastic to see free schools getting such brilliant results, particularly as they are three times more likely to be in England’s most deprived areas as the least deprived. These echo the great GCSE and A level results free schools got this year. It’s not surprising that free schools are more likely to be rated Outstanding than any other type of school and are more popular with parents. Thanks to the free schools programme, the best schools in the country are now in some of England’s most deprived areas.”