STAFF and pupils at an Oldbury school are celebrating after being ranked one of the top primaries in the country.

St Hubert's Catholic Primary comes in at number eight in the Sunday Times list of the top state primary schools in the country and the second best catholic school nationally.

The ranking comes after four consecutive years of pupils achieving a 100 per cent success rate at level four in English and maths.

The school also has a consistently high and still rising number of children reaching level five in both English and maths.

It has also earned a variety of accolades including the ICT Mark, Artsmark Gold, the International Schools Award, the Green Flag Award and the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award.

Headteacher Clare McNally said: “We were thrilled to be ranked the eighth best primary nationally.

"We are especially proud that the academic success reflected in this ranking is matched by high quality opportunities for pupils to achieve in a wide range of other areas.

"Everyone who visits our school comments on how wonderful our pupils and staff are and I totally agree.”

She put the school’s success down to the ambitious vision of governors and strong working relationships between school, parents, Sandwell education department, St Hubert’s parish and the local community.

“The Gospel values that underpin all St Hubert’s does as a Catholic school makes us determined to discover and fulfil the potential of each and every child in our care and to develop in them a love of learning,” said Mrs McNally, adding:.

“St Hubert’s is blessed with an outstanding leadership team and a highly skilled, enthusiastic and committed team of staff and governors who give of their best to provide every support for pupils and their families pastorally and academically.

"Everyone has a “can do” approach and this fantastic ranking is the well-deserved result.”