PROVISIONAL results have revealed almost three-quarters of Warrington’s year six children achieved the ‘expected standard’ in reading, writing and maths after outperforming the national average.

The results for this year’s key stage two standard attainment tests, known as SATs, show 72.2 per cent of the pupils achieved the ‘expected standard’, compared to 65 per cent at national level.

Cllr Matt Smith, the council’s cabinet member for children’s services, praised youngsters across the town.

He said: “Provisional results show that Warrington’s year six children continue to outperform the national average for reading, writing and maths by 7.2 per cent – with 72.2 per cent of Warrington children achieving the expected standard of attainment compared to 65 per cent at national level.

“Results have improved year on year since the new assessment framework was introduced in 2016.

“These results are a credit to the hard-working children, supportive parents and the dedicated teachers in our schools.”