A top-performing primary school in Herefordshire has been singled out for praise by the government's education and schools ministers.

Weobley Primary School is among the top 3% in the country when it comes to progress results for pupils between Key Stage 1 and 2.

And that success has won special recognition from Education Secretary Damian Hinds and Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb.

They have sent Weobley's head teacher, Stephen Warrell, a joint letter thanking his school for providing 'such high standards.'

Mr Warrell said: “we were delighted to receive this letter. Last year's results were exceptional.

"We've always been proud of the superb effort our children make at Weobley Primary School and our pupil progress and attainment has been above the national average for a number of years.

"I have an amazing team of dedicated staff throughout the school who ensure every child reaches their potential while still maintaining a passion for lifelong learning.

"As the Primary School and Weobley High School are now a through-school that ensures the children not only finish their time with us having made great progress, but they are also prepared for a seamless transition to the High School.”

The letter in full reads:

"Dear Mr Warrell,

We would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils on the very high level of progress that pupils in your school demonstrated in the readingy writing and mathematics Key Stage 2 assessments last year.

Your school's results, as published on 13 December, show progress scores of 6.5, 32 and 4.0 in English reading, writing and mathematics respectively. This means that in terms of the progress your pupils make between Key Stage 1 and the end of Key Stage 2, your school is amongst the top 3% of schools in England.

We want to equip every child with the fluency in reading, writing and mathematics necessary to prepare them for a successful secondary education and beyond, and your school has provided this.

Thank you for producing such high standards through your hard work and professionalism, and congratulations again to you and your staff for all you have achieved."