A pair of north Suffolk schools earned the highest praise from central government, after they were both ranked in the top three per cent nationally for progress.
The All Saints Primary School in Laxfield and Stradbroke Primary School, which share the same All Saints Federation of schools, were among only 307 schools in the country to receive congratulatory letters from the Department for Education, following strong SATs results in 2016.
Chosen from 26,000 schools in England, these top schools were found to have the best progress measures, which begin in Key Stage One to show how well pupils learn from their starting points to the end of Key Stage Two.
Executive Headteacher Melanie Barrow said: “We would like to say a huge congratulations to our hard working staff and pupils.
“To have one school in the top 3% for progress is quite an achievement but to have two makes us incredibly proud.
“Well done to All Saints, Laxfield and Stradbroke Primary schools.”
James Hargrave, the Chair of Governors at the two schools, also hailed it as an “amazing achievement”.