Primary Real Schools Guide highlights best in county
ST Mary and All Saints CofE Primary School, is the best state-funded primary school in Buckinghamshire, according to a comprehensive new guide.
The Primary Real Schools Guide 2017, compiled by Trinity Mirror’s data unit, aims to give a far more comprehensive picture than traditional league tables.
It takes into account 36 different datasets – including not just KS2 results but factors like progress, pupil-teacher ratios and absence rates.
Parents can go online to browse the full data, compare different schools, and find links to contact details and re- cent Ofsted reports.
The Guide, now in its fourth year, has been praised by education experts alike.
Dr Elaine McCreery Head of Primary Initial Teacher Education at Manchester Metropolitan University, said the guide could help parents make decisions about where to apply for school places or be useful for those with children already at schools to get involved and support the school.
This year’s results put St Mary and All Saints CofE Primary School in Beaconsfield on top as the best school.
In second place is Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Chesham Bois, while third is the Ashmead Combined School in Aylesbury.
These youngsters are this year’s intake a Ley Hill School, which comes in at sixth place in our Primary Real Schools Guide. They were photographed for our First Day at School supplement last October Top class: