Brighton and Hove primary school league tables

Posted On 01 Dec 2009 at 11:48 pm

Brighton and Hove primary schools have performed well in the latest league tables.

None of the city’s schools were in the top 500 nationwide – all of which scored 100 per cent in English, maths and science.

But they show that 24 out of 44 schools in the city performed better than the national average in the Key Stage 2 SATS tests this year.

The tables – giving schools’ results in the tests for 11-year-olds– are published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

To see a table listing schools in city in alphabetical order, click here.

The Times has set up a searchable database. Click here to see it and type in Brighton and Hove under the local authority to see the table in order of schools’ performance.

The city’s best performing school was Cottesmore St Mary’s, in Hove, followed by Peter Gladwin, in Portslade, and St Paul’s CE Primary School and Nursery, in Brighton.

Ed Balls, the Schools Secretary, has already abolished SATS for 14-year-olds and has hinted that he might do the same for 11-year-olds.

The tests are unpopular with teachers, although they are one of the few indicators available to parents when choosing a school for their children.

Critics have pointed out that children from better off areas tend to outperform those who have had a harder start in life. And schools with a higher proportion of children with special educational needs are also at a disadvantage.

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