Hackney’s schoolchildren are leading the country in maths, reading and writing.
The borough was ranked first out of 150 boroughs in the UK after results from Key Stage 1 tests taken by pupils aged six and seven were published by the Department for Education last month.
Pupils who were entitled to have free school meals and the ones who had Educational Health Care plan, both showed impressive progress and ranked as top five across the country in three essential core subjects.
Cabinet member for Children’s Service, Councillor Anntoinette Bramble said: “I’m delighted to see the results which is down to hard work of Hackney’s children, parents, teachers and guardians.”
Cllr Bramble added: “We aim to give every child the best start in life and these figures along with the success at Key Stage 2 give me the confidence we are doing just that. Congratulations and well done to everyone.”