Figures just out for SATs tests taken by eleven-year-olds this year show that the proportion of Lancashire pupils reaching expected levels in reading, writing and mathematics has risen from 76% to 77%, compared with 75% nationally.
The increase has been achieved despite a backdrop of national scores which have remained unchanged in the past year.
The county is also above the national average for reading, writing and maths separately, and rates of progress are better than average.
Bob Stott, Lancashire County Council’s director responsible for schools, said: “I am particularly proud of our schools and pupils for producing these excellent results, considering that scores have remained static nationally.
“Good results come from good schools, well supported by parents, governors and the county council – not forgetting, of course, our pupils who have worked so hard. Well done to them all.”