It's pretty rare to come across triplets - but even rarer to find two sets in the same village, born at virtually the same time.

That's just what's happened in Essex where the three boys and three girls have started school at the same time - and what's more they've done so alongside a pair of twin boys in the same class.

Amazingly it means the single children in reception at Woodham Walter Primary near Chelmsford are outnumbered by their multiple counterparts.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey