PRIMARY schools across north Essex are celebrating another successful crop of SATs results.

Government education bosses yesterday published final figures for how Year 6 pupils performed in the summer exams.

The 11-year-olds take tests in reading, writing and Maths and a combined result is published for each school.

St George’s Primary School in Great Bromley ranked at the top of the north Essex table with all its pupils reaching the expected standard.

Head teacher Rebecca Keitch said the results were the school’s best ever under the way they are now assessed.

She added: “We are very proud of our children and their results.

“We have been determined that we won’t narrow the curriculum and just prepare the children for SATs.”

Mrs Keitch said 17 children took the tests this year at the school which is rated as good by Ofsted.

St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School in Colchester, rated Outstanding by Ofsted, also performed well with 97 per cent of the pupils reaching the expected standard.

Head teacher Bridget Harris said it was “another great year” for the children.

“They do get high results year on year and we were especially pleased with the number of children who got the higher level.”

Mrs Harris said the 29 pupils who sat the exams performed particularly well in Maths.

She added: “We have an established team here, a lot of staff have been here a long time so we have got great teaching and a very positive attitude.”

Other high flying schools included Birch Church of England Primary School and Millfields Primary School in Wivenhoe.

Janet Meacock, head teacher of Millfields, said she was “very proud” of the children and staff after 90 per cent of the class of 31 reached the expected standard.