Pupils in Walsall achieved record results in this year's SATS, education chiefs have revealed.
The number of 11-year-olds in the borough gaining a level four and above in reading, writing and mathematics in Key Stage 2 SATs tests, rose overall to 72 per cent this year - one per cent higher than last year.
Nationally, results showed a four per cent improvement.
Walsall's education chief, Councillor Barbara Cassidy said: "We're delighted to see that the hard work of our pupils and teachers and the support of school staff and parents and carers has paid off.
"Children should be very proud of themselves for the progress they have made. These results will surely boost their confidence as they prepare to start secondary school next week and give them a good foundation to build on as they progress through their learning journey."