RESULTS from local schools in the Key Stage Three assessments have helped put Cheshire above the national average for 2007.
St Nicholas Catholic High School topped the table for Vale Royal with an average point score of 38.5, narrowly leading Weaverham High school.
About 8,000 secondary pupils aged 13 and 14 were tested around the county in English, maths and science last May.
Nationally 76% of pupils attained level 5 or above in maths, 74% in English and 73% in science.
David Rowlands, Cheshire County Council’s executive member for Children’s Services, said “Our pupils continue to do well, and this is down to our dedicated teachers.”
The written exams, known as SATs (Standard Assessment Tests), are taken by year nine pupils.
Gerard Boyle, Headmaster of St Nicholas said: “The school continues to be delighted with the efforts of the students who once again have deserved their excellent results.