SATs pupil scores top marks - and even beats her headteacher

A primary school pupil has found herself top of the class after scoring 100% in her SATs assessments.

Summer Lawson, who goes to St Bega's RC Primary School in Hartlepool even beat her headteacher, after he decided to have a go at the maths paper and got one answer wrong.

The National Curriculum assessments are used to measure the attainment of pupils at given stages of their schooling.

Mike Cooney and Summer Lawson
Mike Cooney and Summer Lawson at St Bega's RC Primary School in Hartlepool Credit: ITV

Summer's family and teachers are delighted by her results but the eleven year old herself was surprised as she found some of the questions difficult.

Headteacher, Mike Cooney said Summer was the first pupil to achieve the top score in nine years and admitted defeat:

"It was a bit hard at first. It was difficult and embarrassing but I took it in good fun. I am absolutely delighted that all of them have worked so hard. It is the effort right across the school and the results have been magnificent, especially Summer's."

Summer will start secondary school at English Martyrs School in the town in September.