Eight Craven primary schools are celebrating after achieving perfect scores in the newly-released performance tables.

Every eligible year six pupil at Beamsley’s Boyle and Petyt, Bradleys Both, Cracoe and Rylstone, Gargrave, Kildwick, Lothersdale, Skipton’s Water Street and Sutton-in-Craven CE Primary Schools achieved the required level four standard in English, maths and reading.

The standard assessment tests (SATs) were sat in May and published on Thursday.

The results included the final assessments from Settle and Ingleton Middle Schools, which closed in the summer.

Among the top achieving primary schools was Cracoe and Rylstone, which received a 100 per cent score in English and maths for the fourth time in five years. It only missed out in 2009.

Headteacher Andrea Taylor said: “We are thrilled to find our school featuring highly in the tables again this year.

“Alongside our ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report, we see this as another recognition of the talents, dedication and hard work put in daily by everyone in our small school team to achieve the very best we can for our children.

“We feel that our high aspirations and child-centred approach, together with the close support of our wider church and village community, help our pupils to do well not just in the aspects measured by the tables, but across the whole curriculum and in their spiritual, social and cultural development too.”

Boyle and Petyt School also maintained its perfect score.

“Staff and governors are again delighted with the achievement of children at the Boyle and Petyt Primary School,” said headteacher Imogen Addy. “These results show that our pupils thrive in a nurturing environment which combines a creative and enriched curriculum with a solid background in English and maths.”

Lothersdale School headteacher Jo Robinson said the results were due to the hard work of both staff and pupils.

“We are thrilled with our results and congratulate the children on their success,” she added.

Tim Phillips, headteacher of Sutton C of E School, said the 100 per cent scores followed its excellent Ofsted report. “We have high-quality teachers and fantastic children,” he added.

Just down the road at Kildwick, headteacher Debbie Cooksey said: “We are pleased with our results. The children and staff worked very hard.”

And Bradley head Diane Cooper said she felt very, very proud.

“The children and staff together have worked extremely hard and have achieved some excellent results. They have excelled themselves yet again and I am extremely proud of the children and the school. They are exceptional.”

There was also delight at Water Street School, Skipton.

“The hard work from both pupils and staff has really paid off,” said headteacher Stuart Anslow.

But he added: “This only tells one part of the story of Water Street School. We are also extremely pleased with all of the other successes, such as the music, drama and sporting achievements over the last year.”

Gargrave School headteacher Sarah Peel said: “We are delighted with the results. This has been achieved through the hard work of the pupils, the school and our families working together. We are ambitious to raise standards as we believe that the skills in the core subjects of English and Maths, assist the children in their future learning.”

Christ Church, Parish, Greatwood and St Stephen’s schools in Skipton also performed well.