Yorkshire homes some of the worst performing areas in the country for pupils failing to grasp reading, writing and mathematics at school.
The Department for Education singled out schools in both Doncaster and Bradford as being among the lowest performing authority areas in England in its most recent report.
For Whitby, few schools have fallen below the floor standard in reading, writing and mathematics, many primary schools have achieved good results.
A school is ranked below the floor target if it has less than 65 per cent of pupils reaching the expected levels in reading, writing and maths and is failing to keep up with the national average level of progress being made in all three subjects by pupils between the ages of seven and 11.
Now 80 per cent of pupils achieved level 4 or above in all of reading, writing and mathematics, compared to 78 percent in 2014. North Yorkshire only just fell behind the average with the local authority achieving 79 per cent.
The East Riding remains the region’s best performing area with 82 per cent of pupils making the grade.
But no area of Yorkshire was ranked among the top 40 in a table of 150 education authority areas of England.
Some of the best performing schools include Staithes, Seton Community Primary School, Airy Hill Primary School, Fylingdales Church of England Primary School, Hawsker C Of E Primary School and Sleights Church of England Primary School, which all achieved more than 80 per cent. To see the full table of schools for North Yorkshire click here.
The DfE also said that the new figures show that the difference in performance between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has continued to fall with more pupils from all backgrounds now starting secondary school ready to succeed.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb said: “As part of this Government’s commitment to extending opportunity for all, it is essential that every child leaves primary school having mastered the basics in reading, writing and maths – thanks to our education reforms thousands more pupils each year are reaching those standards.
“The increased performance at primary level across the country demonstrates how this government is delivering on its commitment to provide educational excellence everywhere and ensure every child benefits from the best possible start in life, no matter where they come from.”
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