Primary schoolchildren in Camden have exceeded expectations for reading, writing and maths – and seven more schools received an outstanding rating from Ofsted last year.

According to latest national performance tables, 70 per cent of Camden's primary school pupils aged 11 have performed above the 60 per cent national average for reading, writing, and maths.

These official figures are based on tests taken by pupils in 2023 and were published by the Department for Education this month.

This comes as education watchdog Ofsted graded seven more borough primary schools as 'outstanding' last year.

This means that nearly 40 per cent of primary schools in Camden are now rated outstanding - the highest score -  with the remaining schools all rated as good.

Kingsgate, Christ Church, St Mary’s, Edith Neville, St Mary’s Kilburn, St Eugene de Mazenod Catholic and Eleanor Palmer primary schools achieved or retained this outstanding status as a result of their 2023 Ofsted inspections.

Furthermore, three special schools catering for primary-aged pupils, Great Ormond Street, Swiss Cottage and Frank Barnes, also received outstanding ratings in last year's inspections.

Cllr Marcus Boyland, cabinet member for best start for children and families, said: "We’re proud of the excellent primary schools we have here in Camden.

"The brilliant and innovative teaching, coupled with a rich, creative and inclusive curriculum at our schools, means that they continue to perform consistently above the national and London average."

Cllr Boyland added: "Well done to all our primary schools who work tirelessly to provide top quality education to our students and huge congratulations to the primary and special schools which received outstanding ratings in their 2023 Ofsted inspections."