Children leave primary schools unable to read and write properly

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Education leaders in England reveal this year’s performance tables are worth little considering the number of complications and errors seen as schools should not be judged on the results. The new statistics show almost half of children are leaving primary school unable to read and write properly. In the finding, only five percent of schools are achieving a high standard overall. The newly published primary school performance tables further indicate 665 mainstream primaries in England fell below the government’s floor standard this year, following a year of controversial changes made to the school curriculum. The tough new exams were brought in order to ‘raise expectations’, but the new data reveals 47 percent of children have fallen below set standards.