Councillor Sabia Hussain, commissioner for education and children’s services said about the achievements of students in Slough:
“On behalf of everyone at the Council and the Slough Children’s Services Trust, I would like to congratulate all our children and young people who have received their end of key stage test and GCSE results this summer.
“Today the provisional first release of the national Key Stage 2 results became public. The new tests were challenging but 54% of 11 year olds in Slough achieved the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths combined. Slough children did particularly well in Grammar, punctuation and spelling. This is above the national average. I congratulate their teachers, schools leaders and governors for all they have done to help our children achieve so well.
“We are also pleased to say that 1750 young people received their GCSE results last week and they have much to be proud of. Thank you to our schools and Academies for sharing the information with the Council. We congratulate them on their achievements and wish all our students well in their next stage of learning or employment.
“As a Council we are committed to ensuring our children have the best start in life, and have positive life chances. Slough is a premier location for business across the UK and in Europe and our ambition is that Slough children fill the high skilled jobs these businesses continue to create. These results show our children can feel confident about their futures and aspire to run the businesses of tomorrow, playing their part in ensuring our thriving economy continues to grow and our town continues to succeed.”