AN increasing number of primary school pupils are failing to make the grade in English and maths, according to the latest league tables.

But a handful of schools around Petersfield have bucked the national trend thanks to a classy performance by pupils at their Key Stage 2 exams.

The December release of the figures meant Christmas was probably a good one for staff and supporters of Langrish Primary School.

The school finished in the county's top quarter last year as 92 per cent of pupils achieved a level four grade at their English and maths exams.

They're now in the top 20 as 93 per cent made the necessary grade this year to leave the school with an average point score of 31.1.

The tables also show that 29 per cent of the 28 pupils who sat the summer examinations have also reached a level five standard.

Langrish Primary has earned its place in the county's elite due to the school's consistent performance in the Key Stage 2 exams. The only East Hampshire school above them in the table is Bentley Primary, where 90 per cent of pupils reached the level four standard.

A further 40 per cent of 11 year olds also reached level five to leave the school in 11th place with an average point score of 31.4.

Not far behind the pair is Buriton Primary School thanks to an outstanding performance by their pupils in their 2013 exams.

For full story, see this week's Petersfield Herald.