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Primary 'three Rs' 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.

It shows 67% of 11-year-olds gained the expected level, Level 4, in all of these subjects in national curriculum tests, known as Sats.

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

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

Gillian Hargreaves reports.

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