We are pleased to congratulate all our pupils, students and staff at our academies on their 2014 results and are delighted with many special achievements and successes. We have seen continued improvement at many of our academies at Key Stages 2, 4 and 5 and have celebrated so many individual pupil and student success stories.
At Key Stage 2 across our primary academies, 70% of pupils achieved Level 4 + in reading, writing and mathematics, which has increased from 64% in 2013. Results in reading and mathematics progress have increased to 87% and 88%, which is increases of 5 and 3 percentage points respectively from 2013. Writing progress remains in line with 2013 results, with 92% of pupils making expected progress.
Nearly 50% of our Key Stage 2 pupils are eligible for the pupil premium and we are delighted that the results for this group of pupils is increasing rapidly. 69% of our pupil premium pupils achieved Level 4 + in reading, writing and mathematics, up from 61% in 2013 and well above their peers,nationally, in 2013.
At Key Stage 4, there is more of a mixed picture this year, as a result of a number of major changes to the examination system and performance tables, nationally. Some academies have seen their best-ever results and the percentage of pupils making expected progress in English across the group has increased to 70%, from 67% in 2013. Provisional results indicate that 46% of pupils have achieved 5+A*-C including English and mathematics.
At Key Stage 5, a wide range of courses are on offer at those of our academies with a sixth-form, including A Level and vocational qualifications. 41% of all entries in 2014 were graded A*-B, which is an increase of 4 percentage points from 37% in 2013. In vocational qualifications, the average grade per vocational entry in 2014 is higher than the national 2013 result. Students at 3 academies will be taking up places at Oxford or Cambridge Universities, which is a first for 2 of the academies.
We would like to wish students every success in the next phase of their lives, whether at university, in the workplace, or in further training.