Eddisbury MP welcomes England’s best ever reading results

Eddisbury MP Antoinette Sandbach has welcomed yesterday’s announcement that national curriculum reforms have seen the best reading standards in England for over 15 years with thousands more pupils in the constituency benefitting.

In 2010 we announced that all schools would be required to use phonics to teach children to read and since then England has risen to joint 8th in the world for reading standards – improving the reading level of pupils from all backgrounds.

For Eddisbury this means that more children are getting the skills they need to excel later in life.

This follows official statistics, released last week, which show 10,916 children in Eddisbury are now attending schools rated good or outstanding – an increase of 4,869 since 2010.

Welcoming the news, Antoinette said: “This is great news for Eddisbury as more children are gaining the skills they need to excel in later life.

Standards in our schools are rising because of the changes the Conservatives have made to the curriculum and the hard work of teachers.

These results show that we are building a Britain fit for the future, and makes sure that every child gets the best start in life.”