Education bodies around Hartlepool are celebrating after the north-east town was picked out as one of the UK's most successful at primary school level.
The latest figures revealed by the Department for Education show 27 of the 30 primary schools in Hartlepool passed its target for the number of youngsters up to speed with reading, writing and arithmetic during the most recent examinations, reports the Hartlepool Mail.
Level 4 tests are held when students are 11 and the objective for schools is that 60 per cent will be able to demonstrate they are up to the required standard.
In Hartlepool, the vast majority of schools illustrated they are teaching kids in the right way, with one institution - Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School - achieving an impressive result of 97 per cent of its pupils achieving the grade.
What's more, 100 per cent of the youngsters attending the school were found to have moved up at least two levels in writing between the ages of seven and 11. All of the children at this age had also managed to advance two tiers in the maths system in the last four years.
The Department of Education is adamant that results in English and maths are the key to showing how well a primary school is performing. This suggests those in teacher jobs in Hartlepool are performing extremely well and may inspire others to join them in the town.
Overall, Ofsted inspectors concluded that 85 per cent of all primary school children in Hartlepool attend a school that is classed as either good or outstanding. This is sure to inspire confidence in parents in the region.
Hartlepool is also in the top 40 towns and cities in the UK when it comes to providing excellent teaching to youngsters, emphasising what an example it is setting despite its relatively small size.
Posted by Tim Colman