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Middlesbrough named among the best places in England to be a primary school student

Middlesbrough has been named as one of the best places in England to be a primary school child.

A new survey has named the town as among the best in the country for youngsters after looking a factors such as school performance and access to facilities such as libraries, museums, parks and soft play areas.

Marketing agency, Digitaloft compiled the results and, out of 50 towns and cities, named Middlesbrough as the 8th best place to be a primary school child.It took public data from local councils, and websites Yelp and Day Out With The Kids, to find out which towns and cities have the most museums, libraries and soft play centres per 10,000 of the population.

Primary schools such as St Edward’s RC Primary School in Linthorpe is just one of the places that received an outstanding report in recent months after all its pupils gained at least Level 4 in maths, reading and writing, and 59% gained at least a Level 5 across the three subjects.

Middlesbrough scored particularly highly on the numbers of soft play areas with facilities such as Middlesbrough Sports Village and Our Fun House among the places youngsters like to visit.

Meanwhile access to libraries is also among the best in the country, according to the report, with events at Middlesbrough Central Library and others across the town attracting young readers.

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