Primary schools in Harlesden and Willesden top league tables in Brent

Borough’s schools are performing slightly higher than national average

Brent’s primary schools are performing slightly higher than the national average for English and mathematics skills, figures have shown.

League tables released from the Department of Education (DfE) today (Thurs) have shown 81 per cent of pupils in Brent achieved basic levels of English and Maths, against a national average of 79 per cent.

The scores are measured on the results of pupils’ National Curriculum tests, also known as ‘Sats’ with level 4 or above given as the acceptable standard.

In May this year, more than half a million ‘Key stage 2’ pupils, 10-11-year-olds, took the exams.

The top performing primary schools in the borough were St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Goodson Road, Harlesden, and St Mary’s CE Primary School in Garnet Road, Willesden, where 100 per cent of pupils achieved level 4 or above.

Schools which fail to attain a 60 per cent pass rate are now deemed to be below the average standard.

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Both Kensal Rise Primary School in Harvist Road and Christ Church CofE Primary School in Clarence Road, Kilburn, were the worst performing with a pass rate of 57 per cent and 55 per cent respectively.

Although above the national level, Brent’s results were slightly overshadowed by neighbouring boroughs.

In Harrow 83 per cent of pupils achieved the required standard whereas in Camden 85 per cent of pupils hit the benchmark.

The top performing authority in the capital was the City of London with a 100 per cent pass rate, followed by Richmond-upon-Thames at 90 per cent.

Waltham Forest, Haringey and Barking and Dagenham were joint bottom of the pile with a pass rate of 78 per cent.