A schools trust which includes St Peter’s in Huntingdon has been named as one of England’s top 15 performing school groups for Key Stage 4.

The Cam Academy Trust was highlighted by the Education Policy Institute which compared school performance and pupil improvement at every academy and local authority, analysing performance a key stages two and four, including previous pupil attainment, levels of disadvantage and the historic performance of the school.

Stephen Munday, chief executive of the Cam Academy Trust, said: "We are very pleased to be recognised as one of the top 15 performing Trusts in England for Key Stage 4.

"Since The Cam Academy Trust was set up in 2011, we have grown considerably whilst still maintaining our ethos to ensure that every individual pupil achieves his or her full potential through a broad and high-quality education."

Thongsley Fields Primary, also in Huntingdon, will join the trust in September and will work closely with nearby St Peter's which has been commended for turning around its performance since linking to the Cam Academy Trust.

Mr Munday said: "St Peter's School has made great achievements for both its team and for the local Huntingdon area. The Trust maintains that all of our academies' pupils will be helped to become capable, confident and caring.

"We strive for excellence for every school that is part of the Trust and I look forward to working closely with Thongsley Fields Primary School in the new academic year."

The trust includes village colleges at Comberton, Cambourne and Melbourn in South Cambridgeshire, together with St Peter's, Hartford Infant and Junior schools in Huntingdon, Gamlingay First School and Jeavons Wood Primary in Cambourne. Everton Heath Primary is also set to join in September.