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Fewer schools missing targets

The number of primary schools in England failing to give pupils a good grounding in the three Rs has halved in the space of a year. 521 schools are below the Government's floor target for a good grounding in the 'three Rs'.

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Table reveals England's top scoring primary school

This year's top-ranking school, for the second year running, was Newton Farm Nursery, Infant and Junior in Harrow.

It gained the highest average points score at 34.1.

  • 1. Newton Farm Nursery, Infant and Junior School, Harrow: 34.1
  • 2. Grinling Gibbons Primary School, London: 33.9
  • 3. Bishop Gilpin CofE Primary School, London: 33.1

Pupils sitting the National Curriculum tests are given a set number of points for the level they achieve.

Level 2 or below is worth 15 points, Level 3 is worth 21 points, Level 4 is worth 27 points, Level 5 is worth 33 points, Level 6 is worth 39 points.

Each pupil's points for English and maths are added up and divided by the number of tests taken to give a school's average points score.

Schools with less than 30 pupils are not included.

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