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Are you ready for secondary school?

17 July 2013

A consultation has been launched to introduce a new system that will set out what a child needs to achieve to be ready for secondary school and to boost standards in primary schools.

A rise in pupil premium to £1,300 per pupil is planned, and if rolled out it would be the biggest ever rise in pupil premium for primary schools. However, schools and pupils are expected to improve attainment. Schools are expected to achieve higher standards in English and Maths or risk facing an immediate Ofsted inspection and pupils aged 11 would be ranked by ability nationally to help boost standards. This would be coupled with a new reporting method to tell parents the positions of their children.

According to the Government, these standards will help to motivate children to reach their full potential for secondary school. Critics may argue that increasing pressure on children through competition is counter-productive and more inspection power for Ofsted may not be welcomed by schools.

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