DELAMERE Primary Academy has been revealed as the best performing primary school in the Northwich area.

This is according to the latest ‘league tables’ released by the Department of Education based on SATs results from this year.

The tests are taken by pupils in year six to monitor children's skills in reading, writing and maths.

And the results achieved by primary pupils are then used to rank schools by the percentage of children reaching the expected standard at end of key stage two.

On this basis, 96 per cent of pupils at Delamere met the standard expected and 46 per cent were achieving at a higher standard.

Pupils also demonstrated progress ‘well above average’ in reading, writing and maths.

Among the other Northwich primary schools ranking high in the tables are Lower Peover, Antrobus St Mark's, and Sandiway.

All three feature in the top 10 across the Cheshire West and Chester borough, with 93, 88 and 88 per cent of pupils reaching the standard expected respectively.

At Lower Peover, 33 percent of children achieved SATs results to a higher standard and progressed particularly well in reading and maths.

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The top 10 performing primary schools in the Northwich area

It is not just against Cheshire West and Chester rivals that Delamere demonstrates its success.

The 96 per cent of pupils that exceeded expected standards engulf both the borough and national average, which sit at 64 and 65 per cent respectively.

Speaking about the impressive performance of pupils at Delamere Primary Academy, head of school Julie Clayton said: “We are absolutely delighted to be top of the table again.

"We pride ourselves on helping children achieve their very best in a nurturing environment, and it is a real boost to see all the hard work paying off.

"I feel very proud of the children and our wonderful team who have made this possible."