The final results for Key Stage 2 tests for 2018 show that 66 per cent of pupils achieved the expected standard in reading which is five per cent higher than last year and 68 per cent in maths which is one per cent higher than 2017.
In the subjects combined, 54 per cent of pupils achieved the expected standard which is a three per cent improvement on last year and a 15 per cent improvement over two years.
Since 2016, the city’s results have improved by 14 per cent in reading, three per cent in writing, nine per cent in mathematics and 15 per cent in the subjects combined.
It is also worth noting that 89% of the city’s primary schools have been judged by OfSTED to be either Good or Outstanding, which is better than the national average.
In reading, a major area of focus for the city’s schools, final results show an improvement of a further five per cent, and 14 per cent over two years, with 66per cent of pupils reaching the expected standard, which is much greater than the national improvement.
Councillor Lynne Ayres, Peterborough City Council's cabinet member for education, said: "It is clear that the city's results continue to show a steady and sustained improvement and we are pleased to see further evidence of this trend of better outcomes.
"However, the city council, all schools and everyone involved with education in Peterborough remains focused on closing the gap to the national average further still and moving Peterborough to a higher position in the national rankings."
Final 2018 results (%) for those achieving the expected standard or above (2017 and 2016 final results in brackets)
Reading – 66 (61, 52)
Writing – 70 (69, 67)
Maths – 68 (67, 59)
Combined – 54 (51, 39)