Richmond Has The Best Primary Schools in the UK

We’ve written about the high quality of local schools in the past, and how the competition to secure a place is particularly challenging in some parts of the Borough.  But the recent (provisional) statistics released by the Government have genuinely surprised me.

The 3 Rs

The 3 Rs

The results are for the 2013 Key Stage 2 (SATs).

For those of you who aren’t absorbed by the school curriculum and Government tests, Key Stage 2 is a set of national tests and assessments for 10 to 11 year olds (Year 6).

So let’s start with the 2013 headlines – all data is comparing our local schools on a national basis.

  • The schools in Richmond have the highest percentage of boys attaining Level 4 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
  • The schools in Richmond have the highest percentage of girls attaining Level 4 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics (equal first with Solihull).
  • The schools in Richmond have the highest percentage of boys attaining Level 5 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
  • The schools in Richmond have the highest percentage of girls attaining Level 5 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

Unbelievable, isn’t it?  Let me just say it again in case you missed it – these are national rankings compared to every other Borough in the UK.  If you want to send your child to a state primary school, Richmond should be your number one choice.