Walsall pupils achieved their best ever results in this year's national curriculum tests - known as SATS - delighted education chiefs have revealed.
The number of borough 11-year-olds gaining a level 4 and above in Key Stage 2 in reading, writing and mathematics, rose overall to 72 per cent this year - compared to 71 per cent last year.
A breakdown of results for Walsall shows reading improved by 3 per cent rising to 86 per cent, writing improved by 1 per cent rising to 82 per cent and maths results remained unchanged on last year at 81 per cent.
Nationally, results showed a 4 per cent improvement.
Councillor Barbara Cassidy, portfolio holder for children's services with Walsall Council, said: "We're delighted to see that the hard work of our pupils and teachers and the support of school staff and parents and carers has paid off.
"Children should be very proud of themselves for the progress they have made. These results will surely boost their confidence as they prepare to start secondary school next week and give them a good foundation to build on as they progress through their learning journey.
"The results are also a further motivator for our schools to strive for even better results going forward.”