A primary school is celebrating after being named in the Sunday Times top 250 State Primary Schools.

Ashton Keynes Primary School was ranked in joint 212th place, putting them in the top 1.5 percent of all primary schools in the country.

The results are part of the Sunday Times' 27th edition of Parent Power, where they identify the 2,000 highest achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their recent examination results.

From the school's 2019 sat results, the scores of 32 pupils were taken and compared to the standard children are expected to achieve nationally.

With a score of 100 representing the standard, Ashton Keynes achieved a score of 110 in reading, 112 in GPS and 110 in maths.

Children, staff, parents and governors at the school are all said to be delighted with the news.

Headteacher Samantha Saville said: "I am so incredibly proud of our school and we are delighted to be in the top 250 schools nationally.

"This outstanding achievement is real testament to the hard work of our staff and pupils and parents.

"We are delighted with our children’s achievements every year and believe that the unique seven-year journey which we provide for children in our school; the rich, exciting and engaging curriculum along with the warm and caring happy school ethos ensure that all of our children learn and achieve so well.

"Our children leave this school having made the best progress possible, had the most enriching and engaging school experience and are empowered learners who are more than ready to make a difference in the next stage of their educational journey.

"I am incredibly proud of my children and staff team every single day.

"Children and staff at Ashton Keynes CE Primary School always work incredibly hard, our children make excellent progress, have a love of learning and achieve outstanding results year on year and we are very proud to have our successes recognised in this way."

The school which currently teaches 218 pupils was awarded the Pride of the Cotswolds School of the Year 2018 and for the past two years has been placed in the top three percent of all schools nationally.