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The best performing primary schools in Northamptonshire

The Real Schools Guide 2020 ranks each school based on percentages of attainment, teaching, progress and attendance. 


The best - and worst - state-funded primary schools in Northamptonshire have been revealed.

The Real Schools Guide, compiled by our data unit, aims to give a far more comprehensive picture than traditional league tables.

The comprehensive guide takes into account 44 different data points - not just KS2 results but factors like progress, pupil-teacher ratios and absence rates. 

These data points are then compiled into a final score, which ranks them not only in the region, but across the UK.

There are 229 primary schools in Northants which have been given a rating. This year, the best school received a score of 77.01 while the worst was given 24.79.

Here's how primary schools in Northamptonshire rated in the 2020 guide.

Read more about how the scores are calculated here.

The top 5 best performing Primary Schools in the Northamptonshire area:

1. Brambleside Primary School, Kettering

Real Schools Guide score: 77.01/100

National rank: 81/14,879

2. Briar Hill Primary School, Northampton

Real Schools Guide score: 73.32/100

National rank: 208/14,879

3. Kings Cliffe Endowed Primary School, Peterborough

Real Schools Guide score: 70.46/100

National rank: 388/14,879

4. Hartwell Primary School, Northampton

Real Schools Guide score: 68.92/100

National rank: 525/14,879

5. Newbottle and Charlton Church of England Primary School, Charlton, Banbury

Real Schools Guide score: 67.29/100

National rank: 712/14,879