NEW figures have revealed Southend has the highest number of outstanding primary schools in the East of England.

In statistics released in Ofsted’s annual report, it shows 94 per cent of the borough’s primary schools are rated outstanding or good.

This is a rise of 6 per cent from 2018.

Southend also had the highest rate of improvement across the region, whereas in Bedford the proportion of good or outstanding schools declined by 4 per cent points compared with 2018.

Thurrock has the second highest percentage, at 92 per cent, which remained unchanged from last year while Essex County Council-controlled schools have 90 per cent good or outstanding, a 1 per cent increase from last year.

Below, we have listed each primary school in Southend according to Department for Education figures, based upon the number of children achieving the expected standards in reading, writing and maths. 

The department publishes the annual tables detailing the performance of every school in the country based on the results of the Key Stage Two SATs ­— taken by Year Six pupils to test their reading, writing and maths.

Atop the Southend table sits Hinguar Community Primary School, in Southend, where 97 per cent of children are achieving the expected standard in all three categories.

Just below is Bournes Green Junior School, with 85 per cent. 

Nationally, 65 per cent of pupils reached the expected standard in all of reading, writing and maths - combined - in 2019, up from 64 per cent in 2018.