PUPILS at a Hampshire primary school are celebrating their resounding test success.

Year 6 pupils at Owslebury Primary School achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in reading; writing; spelling, punctuation and grammar; and mathematics in their Key Stage 2 Standard Assessment Tests (Sats).

Headteacher Wendy Smith said: “We are incredibly proud of our super Year 6 pupils who have worked so hard this year and been rewarded with a fantastic set of results – it shows that their hard work and determination to succeed has really paid off.”

This reflects a trend across the county as a higher percentage of primary school children have met the expected standards in their Sats than their peers nationally, according to provisional results published by the Department for Education.

The results of the tests, taken by children in their final year of primary education in May 2018 show that 68 per cent of Hampshire’s primary school children met the required standards for reading, writing and mathematics, compared with 64 per cent nationally.

This performance is also an improvement on last year, representing a two per cent increase compared to Hampshire’s results for 2017.

Hampshire County Council’s executive member for education and skills, human resources and performance, Cllr Stephen Reid, said: “This is excellent news and the results are those I would expect in a county where over 90 per cent of schools are rated good or outstanding by OFSTED.

“Those who took their Sats in May are clearly doing very well and should be proud of their achievements. Thanks and congratulations should also go to their teachers for all the hard work that they put in.

Councillor Reid added: “These are provisional results and it will be some time before we can corroborate the figures, or comment on them in any more detail. However, based on this initial release, children in Hampshire are out-performing their peers in other parts of the country.”