PUPILS, parents and teachers at a primary school have been celebrating beating the national SATs results today, with a particularly strong performance in maths.

Sudell Primary School in Darwen achieved excellent results in reading, maths, GPS and writing.

Sudell easily surpassed the 65% average in the subjects with a score of over 72%.

In maths against a national average of 76% Sudell pupils scored a massive 94%.

Principal Mrs Lenny Lewis said: “These are great results and I’m delighted they have reflected the hard work of our pupils, the dedication of our teachers and the support of our parents. We have improved in each subject this year and the performance in maths, more than 15% above the national average, is wonderful.”

Sudell parent Mrs Lubna Aslam said: “We are so proud of our son and our grateful to all the staff for their support.”

Jane Fletcher, Chief Executive of Aldridge Education, said: “These results show just how Sudell continues to improve."