Today's provisional Key Stage 2 results were published today, and Bristol schools achieved their best results ever. Although the increase in the percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 or above this year wasn't huge, it was better than the national average which saw a slight drop. And put it in the context of the past 11 years.... pretty impressive.
In 1998 - 55% achieved Level 4 in English. In 2009 it was 76% (up 21%).
In 1998 - 47% achieved Level 4 in Maths. In 2009 it was 74% (up 27% - for those of you who couldn't pass Key Stage 2!)
In 1998 - 59% achieved Level 4 in Science. In 2009 it was 85% (up 26%).
So - not perfect, not something we should be satisfied with - always room for improvement - but worth noting.