Suffolk is the joint fourth worst authority in the country for primary education according to the latest Key Stage 2 results announced today.
The county is now joint fourth from bottom out of 152 local authorities - moving up one place from last year.
In the table, 70 per cent of pupils achieved level four or above in reading, writing and maths compared to 68 per cent last year. The national average is 75 per cent.
The county drew with North East Lincolnshire and Rutland and is ahead of Rutland and Bradford on 69 per cent, Luton on 68 per cent and Poole on 63 per cent.