Primary school league tables 2013

Your child's schooling is one of the key building blocks in life. Whether you have reached the stage where you are considering the best further education for them, or are looking into good primary schools, there are many ways of finding out which institutions are most highly-ranked. The primary school league tables for 2013 have been consistently called on by parents for reference.

Top performing primary schools in 2013

As with previous years, the primary school league tables for 2013 are published to provide a transparent and concise view of performance levels. These tables focus on several important areas:-

  • Information on pupil attainment and progress
  • Absences
  • Workforce within the institutions
  • Finance

The information relating to primary schools is made public in reports each December; any data which is not available by that time will subsequently be released the moment it is.

Amongst the many issues covered in these league tables are how well progress is gauged between disadvantaged pupils and others. (Disadvantaged pupils are those eligible for free school meals, or Children Looked After for six months continuously).

Progress measurements

Pupil development is assessed in three areas – reading, writing and maths. These headings are further broken down – for instance, with writing, feedback is gained from grammar, punctuation and spelling tests.

The top five for 2013

Religious institutions figured prominently with those primary schools achieving the highest test averages.

1. Litton Church of England (C of E) Primary School.

2. St Oswalds C of E Aided Primary School.

3. St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School, Hurst Green.

4. Saxlingham Nethergate C of E VC Primary School.

5. Grinling Gibbons Primary School.

Factors covered by finance assessment in the league tables

The financial aspect of the primary school league tables in 2013 cover a diverse range. The costs of providing teaching staff, as well as supply teachers, features prominently. Learning resources are taken into consideration, with ICT gauged separately. Catering and premises costs are also taken into consideration. Separate feedback is taken from Academies.

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