A PRIMARY school is again celebrating the right result in this year's annual 'school league tables'.

The best performing primaries have been revealed as figures show that the number of children in local schools are mastering the 3Rs is above the national average.

The Department for Education has published its annual primary school 'league tables' detailing each school's results in the national curriculum tests, taken at the end of Year Six.

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Every single child at St Saviour's CE Primary School passed their maths tests and also scored a perfect 100 per cent pass rate in grammar, punctuation and spelling.

It comes just weeks after the same Year Six class won The Radcliffe Times' sister paper The Bolton News School Award for Class of the Year.

In reading and writing 90 per cent of children made the grade.

Headteacher Ian Southern said: "We are all delighted and proud at St Saviours with the children's achievements.

"They reflect the very hard work put in by the class and staff, as well as the great support provided by the parents and families."

In Bury, 63 per cent of children achieved the grade in reading, writing and maths — an increase on last year's results of 55 per cent — and above the national average of 61 per cent.

Numbers making the grade in reading stood at 72 per cent, which was also the national average, in maths it was 79 per cent, four per cent higher the national average and writing results were one per cent higher the country's average of 76 per cent and 80 per cent of children met the standard expected in grammar, punctuation and spelling compared to 77 per cent nationwide.

Top of the table for progress among Bury schools was St Mary's RC Primary School in Radcliffe.

Tottington Primary School held on to the number one spot in the Bury's performance tables after 95 per cent of children made the grade.

Stephen Holden, headteacher, said: "Everyone at Tottington Primary School is overjoyed with this fantastic achievement. Our results this year are a testament to our firm belief that children learn best when they are happy. Although national tests are important, our true strength lies in the positive relationships between staff and children.

"Results like this can only be achieved when every single member of staff is dedicated to making sure children are challenged, happy and having fun.

"I am proud of the commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism of all the staff here.

"We are also blessed with hugely supportive parents who are an integral part of the school.

"Finally and most importantly, our successes and outcomes are because of our fantastic children.

"They continually take the challenge of the new, harder curriculum in their stride and amaze us every day with their determination and positive attitude. I am proud to be the headteacher of such a wonderful school and look forward to celebrating more successes in the future."

A breakdown of the school's results shows that 97 per cent reached the expected level in reading, 95 per cent in writing and every children reached the standard in maths.

At Lowercroft Primary School nearly a third of children — 32 per cent — achieved the higher standard in the core subjects. The Bury average stood at just eight per cent, and the national average at nine per cent. The school was ranked number two for the number of children achieving the required standard, which stood at 94 per cent.

Children at Sedgley Park Primary School in Prestwich also made well above average progress in all the three subjects.

Cllr Sharon Briggs, cabinet member for children and families, said: "It is pleasing to see that the percentage of pupils making the expected standard or above in reading, writing and mathematics was 2 per cent above the national average, maintaining the gap that we saw in 2016.

"Also, progress between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 was above average in reading and mathematics, and all three progress scores showed improvement on the 2016 scores.

"Overall, it’s a very positive set of figures and all credit must go to our young people and schools."