London's Poverty Profile has been created by one of the London's largest charitable funders, Trust for London, and the independent think tank, New Policy Institute.
Attainment at age 11 by borough
- Educational attainment at age 11 is higher in London than in the rest of England, and has been improving faster.
- The proportion of 11 year olds not reaching expected standards is highest in Barking and Dagenham; twice as high as that in Richmond.
Proportion of 11 year olds not attaining Level 4 in English and Maths at Key Stage 2 by borough
What does this graph show?
The graph shows the proportion of children who do not attain a Level 4 in English and maths in Key Stage 2 examinations. Children are expected to reach Level 4 in the final year of primary school.
London has a lower proportion of 11 year olds not reaching Level 4 at KS2 than the average in the rest of England. Overall about 24% of 11 year olds or 16,000 children in London fall short of Level 4 in English and Maths, compared to 26% in rest of the country. At 25%, the proportion not achieving Level 4 in Inner London is slightly higher than Outer London (24%).
Compared to 2007-08, Inner London saw a seven percentage point drop in proportions failing to get Level 4 in 2010-11, while Outer London saw a drop of around four percentage points, narrowing the gap between two. Both Inner and Outer London improved at much faster rates than the rest of England.
At about 30%, Barking and Dagenham has the highest proportion of children failing to reach Level 4 in Maths and English at the borough level, followed by Haringey, Islington and Hackney, all at 27%. At 14%, Richmond is the borough with the lowest proportion.
Compared to 2007-08, all boroughs saw a fall in the proportion of children not attaining level 4 at Key Stage 2. Hackney saw the biggest fall of about 12 percentage points, followed by Greenwich and Lambeth with 10 percentage point drop each.
See also the difference that free school meal status or gender makes to attainment at 11.
These figures can change significantly from year-to-year. If for instance, a large school improves its results in a short space of time, or a poor performing school closes, the overall performance of its borough will improve. Also, given that this is based on the location of the school, not the residence of the pupil, moves across borough boundaries could affect results.
To make comparisons over time, we combine two years' worth of results - 2007 to 2008 and 2010 to 2011. Note that these numbers are not directly comparable to the previous reports, as they use a different measure of attainment.
Figures only include pupils attending state-funded schools.
Indicator last updated: 18 June 2012
- Barking and Dagenham
- City of London
- Hammersmith and Fulham
- Kensington and Chelsea
- Kingston upon Thames
- Richmond upon Thames
- Tower Hamlets
- Waltham Forest
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Level 4 at KS2:
an educational standard for 11-year-olds.
Barking & Dagenham, Barnet, Bromley, Bexley, Brent, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton, Waltham Forest
Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, Westminster