There have been some highs and lows for North Devon and Torridge primary schools with the release of the latest key stage two SAT data.

Woolacombe School was rated at 96 per cent, the highest in North Devon and third in Devon, in terms of the number of pupils meeting expected standards in reading, writing and maths, according to the 2018 Department of Education data.

Bishops Tawton Primary School had 88 per cent and Instow Primary School achieved 86 per cent.

The average nationally for all primary schools in England is 64 per cent.

However, Instow also recorded the best progress scores in Devon – reflecting pupils’ progress between the ages of seven and 11.

It was rated with 7.9 in reading, 3.3 in writing and 5.7 in mathematics – a score of zero is average.

Bishops Tawton is ranked fifth in Devon in terms of progress scores, with reading 4.8, writing 4.2 and maths 3.5

Please note: an earlier version of this article did not make it clear the data covered different aspects of achievement, including the excellent 96 per cent achieved by Woolacombe, and we apologise for any upset or misunderstanding this might have caused.

At the other end of the scale, Yeo Valley Primary in Barnstaple saw 30 per cent of pupils meet expected standards, with progress scores of -2.2 for reading, -3.4 for writing and -5.4 for maths.

North Molton saw 31 per cent of pupils meet standards, though six per cent did achieve at a higher standard. Progress scores were reading -3.3, writing -0.8 and maths -2.2.

Holywell at Tawstock also rated 31 per cent, with progress scores of -1.6, -3 and -5.3 respectively.

Ashleigh Road C of E Primary in Barnstaple saw 39 per cent of pupils achieve standards but its progress scores were reading -4.5, writing -3.1 and maths -5.1.

Pupils across Devon achieved Key Stage 2 results broadly in line with other places in England.

Average scores of 106 in reading, 105 in grammar, punctuation and spelling and 104 in mathematics meant the local authority ranked 87th of England’s 152 authorities.

This was a drop from 82nd in 2016-17.