Schools Minister Nick Gibb
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Primary key skills scores improve

The number of children leaving primary school in England with a good grasp of reading, writing and maths has increased again, government data shows.

Official data shows 67% of 11-year-olds gained at least a Level 4, the expected level, in these subjects in national curriculum tests, known as Sats.

Last year 64% of pupils left primary school having reached this level.

But one in three youngsters still failed to achieve the level expected of them in all three subjects.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb is still concerned about the standards of reading among primary pupils.

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