New data shows England's best and worst performing primary schools

SATs tests in English and maths were taken by hundreds of thousands of 11-year-olds in England in May. Photo: PA

Department of Education data released today shows England's best - and worst - ranking primary schools based on performance in this summer's national curriculum (SATs) tests.

Average points score top 5

This year's top school, for the second year running, was Newton Farm Nursery, Infant and Junior in Harrow. It gained the highest average points score based on SATs level achieved by each pupil.

(Schools with less than 30 pupils are not included)

  • 1. Newton Farm Nursery, Infant and Junior School, Harrow: 34.1 (30 pupils)
  • 2. Grinling Gibbons Primary School, London: 33.9 (30 pupils)
  • 3. Bishop Gilpin CofE Primary School, London: 33.1 (54 pupils)
  • 4. St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Birmingham: 33.1 (30 pupils)
  • 5. The Queen's Church of England Primary School, Richmond: 33.0 (46 pupils)

Most improved top 5

This table is based on the percentage improvement between 2009 and 2012 of pupils achieving at least Level 4 in English and Maths:

  • 1. Thornhill Primary School, Southampton: 64%
  • 2. Henry Fawcett Primary School, London: 61%
  • 3. Littleworth Grange Primary Learning Centre, Barnsley: 60%
  • 4. Stanton School, Milton Keynes: 49%
  • 5. Boston Staniland Primary & Nursery School, Boston: 47%

Top 5 Local Authorities

A table of Local Authorities, ranked by the percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 in English and maths in their primary schools:

  • 1. City of London: English: 100%; Maths: 100%; Both: 100%
  • 2. Scilly Isles: English: 95%; Maths:95%; Both: 91%
  • 3. Richmond-upon-Thames: English: 93%; Maths:93%; Both: 90%
  • 4. Greenwich: English: 89%; Maths: 89%; Both: 86%
  • 5. Kensington and Chelsea: English: 89%; Maths: 90%; Both: 86%

Level 4 achievement bottom 5

The bottom 200 primary schools, ranked by the percentage of pupils achieving at least Level 4 in both English and maths, with the worst performing at the top of the table:

  • 1. Vane Road Primary School, Newton Aycliffe: English: 0%; Maths: 0%; Both: 0% (60 pupils)
  • 2. Ladygrove Primary School, Telford: English: 85%; Maths: n/a; Both: n/a; (40 pupils)
  • 3. Larkman Primary School, Norwich: English: 66% Maths: 32% Both: 29% (38 pupils)
  • 4. Coleridge Primary School Rotherham: English: 40%; Maths: 47%; Both: 33% (30 pupils)
  • 5. Ashbrow Junior School, Huddersfield: English: 45%; Maths: 48%; Both: 35% (31 pupils)

Maharishi Free School in Ormskirk, Lancashire, also recorded 0% for both tests.

It had 11 pupils eligible and does not appear in the national table of schools with the lowest performance.

The school, which used to be fee-paying before it became one of the Government's first flagship free schools, failed to sit the tests.

A DfE spokesman said: "Pupils at the Maharishi Free School did not sit the tests this year. We have written to inform the school it must administer the tests."