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One of West Berkshire's Primary schools is top of their class in the country.
Hampstead Norreys Church of England Primary School achieved the best results in the country at Key Stage 2. The school swept the board with 93% of pupils getting the highest possible score of Level 5 for English and a straight 100% achieving Level 5 in both Maths and Science.
A Level results were the best ever, putting the district 11th in the whole country. Many schools achieved impressive increases in particularly St Bartholomew's and Trinity Schools in Newbury.
John O'Gaunt School in Hungerford also recorded much improved performance.
GCSE results came in above the national average, with almost 60% of pupils getting 5 A* to C grades including English and Maths.
In primary schools across West Berkshire, 32% of pupils achieved Level 5 in English while 36% managed that level in Maths and 45% made the same grade in Science. These are above the national averages of 29% for English, 35% for Maths and 43% for Science.
Barbara Alexander, West Berkshire Executive Councillor for Children and Young People said: "I would like to congratulate all the school staff and students who have achieved these excellent results. There is always a lot of hard work behind these figures and everyone involved can be very proud The results achieved demonstrate that West Berkshire children, and also the large number of children from Reading being educated in West Berkshire, are receiving an excellent education, and a good start in life"