PRIMARY school pupils are performing well in the key subjects of maths, English and science according to the latest figures.
Lancashire County Council education chiefs have released figures showing the number of pupils achieving a Level 4 grade in their SATs (Standard Attainment Tests), which is the national average.
The tests are done to assess pupil's abilities in the core areas of maths, English and science, to see how well each child is performing.
Provisional figures for Lancashire including Hyndburn, show 81 per cent achieved Level Four in English and maths during for the school year 2008-9. The figure for science was 89 per cent.
The news was welcomed by County Councillor Pat Case, cabinet member for children and schools who said: "I am very pleased with these results, which reflect the hard work of the pupils and staff in our primary schools.
"Key Stage 2 initial results in Lancashire showed a one per cent improvement in mathematics, up to 81 per cent and science results were maintained at a high of 89 per cent.
"There was a slight decline in English from 82 per cent to 81 per cent which reflected the national pattern of results.
'Lancashire's results were consistent with the rest of the north west and up to two per cent higher in all subjects when compared to national data.
'I would like to congratulate everyone involved as these subjects are the building blocks for learning and will stand children in good stead throughout their lives.'