Lancashire primary schools continue to stay ahead of the game, according to statistics.
Figures just out for SATs tests taken by eleven-year-olds this year show that the proportion of pupils in the county reaching expected levels in reading, writing and mathematics has risen from 76 per cent to 77 per cent, compared with 75 per cent nationally.
The increase has been achieved despite a backdrop of national scores which have remained unchanged in the past year. The county is also above the national average for all three subjects separately and rates of progress are better than average.
Bob Stott,the county council’s director for schools, said: “I’m proud of our schools and pupils for producing these excellent results, considering that scores have remained static nationally. Good results come from good schools, well supported by parents, governors and the county council.”