With the upcoming exam times, the following top primary school league tables 2021 might give you a good indication of which schools are performing. If you are looking for a good primary school so your child is prepared for a place in a good secondary school.
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Primary School League Tables 2021
It’s not so easy choosing the right primary school for your child, whether state or private. Although not the only way to judge a school, primary school league tables can give you a good indication of a school’s performance.
There are a few primary school league tables that might provide insight into this. Not to mention our own blog (Private School League Tables).
As mentioned in our Private School League Tables article, parents have been brooding over these league tables for almost 30 years. First introduced by Prime Minister John Major in 1991 as part of the Citizen’s Charter.
primary school league tables 2021
Top 50 English state primary school league tables 2021
|1||1||Mayflower Primary School||London|
|2||2||St Antony’s RC Primary School, Forest Gate||London||114||117||114||345||62|
|3||262=||The Russell School||Rickmansworth||115||115||345||30|
|4||24||Hampden Gurney C of E Primary School||London||114||114||115||343||27|
|5||4||St Stephen’s School, East Ham||London||112||117||113||342||59|
|6||49||Bevington Primary School||London||113||117||112||342||44|
|7||–||St Thomas A Becket RC Primary School, London||London||114||116||112||342||29|
|8||15||Fox Primary School||London||114||115||112||341||42|
|9=||8||St Anne’s RC Primary School, Streetly||Sutton Coldfield||113||116||112||341||30|
|11||9||South Farnham School||Farnham||111||116||113||340||136|
|12=||110=||Holy Trinity C of E Primary School, Cookham||Maidenhead||113||115||112||340||30|
|14||–||St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Rotherhithe||London||111||116||113||340||25|
|15||–||Nascot Wood Junior School||Watford||112||114||113||339||60|
|16||146||Newcomen Primary School||Redcar||112||116||111||339||46|
|17=||–||Redhill Primary School||Derby||114||113||112||339||32|
|19=||54=||St John Fisher School, Thamesmead||Erith||112||116||111||339||30|
|19=||312=||St Thomas More’s RC Primary School, Colchester||Colchester||114||114||111||339||30|
|21||37||St Anselm’s RC Primary School, London||London||111||115||113||339||29|
|22||93||Christchurch Primary School||Ilford||111||114||113||338||146|
|23||257||The Raleigh School||Leatherhead||111||115||112||338||64|
|24||292=||Benedict Biscop C of E Academy||Sunderland||112||116||110||338||31|
|25=||104||Dundonald Primary School||London||111||114||113||338||28|
|25=||126||Staindrop C of E Primary School||Darlington||113||113||112||338||28|
|27||23||Portswood Primary School||Southampton||112||114||111||337||60|
|28||67||Brunswick Park Primary and Nursery School||London||111||115||111||337||57|
|29||105||William Tyndale Primary School||London||111||114||112||337||54|
|30||11||Colville Primary School||London||111||115||111||337||45|
|31=||–||Queensgate Primary School||Stockport||110||116||111||337||31|
|31=||74||St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Christchurch||Christchurch||110||116||111||337||31|
|31=||–||St Mary Abbots C of E Primary School||London||111||115||111||337||31|
|34=||–||Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Primary School||Lytham St Annes||113||113||111||337||30|
|36=||110=||Krishna Avanti Primary School||Edgware||111||113||113||337||29|
|36=||42=||Thomas Jones Primary School||London||111||115||111||337||29|
|38||173||St Cuthbert’s RC Primary and Nursery School, Liverpool||Liverpool||112||113||112||337||28|
|39||–||St Clement Danes C of E Primary School||London||110||116||111||337||26|
|40||–||The Orchard School||London||112||113||112||337||25|
|41||–||St Faith’s C of E Primary School, Winchester||Winchester||111||115||111||337||23|
|42||61||New City Primary School||London||112||113||111||336||88|
|43=||489=||Eaton Park Academy||Stoke-on-Trent||110||115||111||336||60|
|43=||262=||Griffe Field Primary School||Derby||110||115||111||336||60|
|43=||–||St Mary’s RC Primary School, Eltham||London||110||114||112||336||60|
|46=||98=||Bowdon Church School||Altrincham||110||114||112||336||59|
|46=||63=||St Michael and St Martin RC Primary School, Hounslow||Hounslow||110||115||111||336||59|
|48||–||Addison Primary School||London||112||114||110||336||53|
|49||150=||Park Road Sale Primary School||Sale||109||116||111||336||34|
|50||–||Sandiway Primary School|
Best state primary schools 2019
Every year the Department of Education releases league tables in which they compare schools in the following categories:
- Primary Performance
- Secondary Performance
- 16 – 18 Performance
- Ofsted Ratings
- Absence and Pupil Population
- Workforce and Finance
primary school league tables 2021
A good place to start looking for a good primary school is the Telegraph’s Primary School League. Not only do they provide an interactive tool where you can search for the nearest outstanding schools. They also list the top 100 schools based on the percentage of learners that achieved the expected standards in reading, writing and maths. Then by the percentage of learners achieving a high score in reading and maths while working at greater depth in writing. They also include the Ofsted ratings.
According to the Telegraph’s Primary School League table, these are the top 5 state primary schools in the UK.
- Boltons CofE School, Wigton, Cumbria – Good Ofsted
- Wincle CofE Primary School, Macclesfield – Good Ofsted
- St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Stafford – Good Ofsted
- Lanercost CofE Primary School, Brampton – Outstanding Ofsted
- The Cathedral School of St Saviour and St Mary Overy, London – Outstanding Ofsted
Prep Schools – Independent Primary Schools
However, if you are looking at Prep schools, the Best Schools league tables and the Tatlers School Guide might also be something that would interest you.
Firstly we look at the Best Schools league tables. They provide 3 different league tables for prep schools. The schools included in these tables are only the ones that share their leaver information.
- Top Boarding Preps
- The top London Preps
- Top All-Through Schools
Top Boarding Preps 2019
This table is based on how many leavers move onto top UK Secondary Schools. All of these boarding preps have more than 50 boarders.
- Ashdown House Preparatory School in Forest Row, East Sussex (co-ed)
- Caldicott School, Slough, Buckinghamshire (boys)
- Cothill House School, Cohthill, Oxfordshire (boys)
- Cottesmore School, West Sussex (co-ed) TES Boarding School of the Year 2019
- Eagle House School, Sandhurst, Berkshire (co-ed)
- Edge Grove School, Aldenham, Watford, Berkshire (co-ed)
- Elstree, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire (boys)
- Godstowe Prep School, High Wycombe (girls)
- Ludgrove School, Wokingham, Berkshire (boys)
- Papplewick School, Ascot (boys)
- Summer Fields School, Summertown, Oxford (boys)
The top London Preps 2019
This table is based on how many leavers go to top Secondary Schools. Only schools that share specific information on their leavers’ destinations are included in this list.
- Sussex House – Boys to 13
- Falkner House – Girls to 11
- Bute House – Girls to 11
- Arnold House – Boys to 13
- Kensington Girls – Girls to 11
- Garden House – Co-ed to 11
- Hall School – Boys to 13
- Broomfield House – Co-ed to 11
- Glendower – Girls to 11
- St Martin’s – Boys to 13
primary school league tables 2021
Top All-through Schools 2019
This show the top all-through schools. These are therefore all prep schools attached to top senior schools. The rankings below are based on the GCSE results of the attached secondary school from 2017.
- Westminster Under School – Boys (7 – 13 year-olds)
- North London Collegiate School – Girls (4-18 year-olds)
- King’s College School – Boys (7 -16) – Co-ed (16-18 year-olds)
- City of London School for Girls – Girls (7 – 18 year-olds)
- St Paul’s Juniors (St Paul’s School) – Boys (7 – 13 year-olds)
- Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls – Girls (4 – 18-year-olds)
- South Hampstead High School – Girls – (4 – 18 year-olds)
- Alleyn’s Junior School – Co-ed (4 – 18 year-olds)
- Wimbledon High School – Girls (4 – 18 year-olds)
- The Lady Eleanor Holles School – Girls (7-18 year-olds)
Tatlers London School Guide 2019
Secondly, we have a look at the Tatlers Top Prep School in London 2019. This is a very handy guide as they have a short description of each school. In this 15th edition of this popular guide, the following prep schools were at the top of the list.
- Bassett House, Notting Hill
- Broomwood Hall
- Bute House
- Dulwich Prep London
- Eaton House the Manor Schools
- Eaton Square School
- L’Ecole de Battersea
- Falkner House
- Fulham Prep School
- Garden House School
- Glendower Prep School
- The Hall School
- Hornsby House
- Kensington Prep School
- Knightsbridge School
- Newton Prep School
- Norland Place School
- Northcote Lodge
- Notting Hill Prep School
- Orchard House School
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