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How different areas performed
Success and failure seem to be entrenched in the two education authorities at either end of this year's primary school tables.

A league based on pupils' performance in their Sats tests at the end of primary school is headed by Richmond upon Thames - home to royal parks and English rugby.

Bringing up the rear is the inner London borough of Hackney.

Both have been in those places for three years in a row.

This year, Richmond got even better, with its schools' average score in the test in English, maths and science rising five points to 267 out of a possible 300.

Hackney got worse, dropping one point from 210 to 209, the same as four years ago.

In a statement, the learning trust which runs education in Hackney said the results were in line with expectations.

It was pleased that its schools' average value added score - showing how pupils have improved during their primary school years - had gone up and was in line with the national figure.

Sustained progress

Of the 150 LEAs, 108 had better scores this year; 15 had the same as last year and 27 got worse.

The biggest improvement was in Medway, Kent, from 218 to 230, a rise of 12.

The biggest fall was seven points, in Harrow, north-west London, down from 254 to 247.

An analysis, using the same methodology the Department for Education and Skills employs for the "most improved" schools, highlights the areas which have improved in each of the past four years.

On this reckoning, 54 of the main 148 LEAs - just over a third - managed sustained progress.

At the top was Poole in Dorset, up 18 from 225 in 2002 to 243 this year.

Table

But 12 LEAs had worse results this year than four years ago.

In four of them the difference was six points, the worst being Stoke-on-Trent, down from 226 to 220.

The table below shows LEAs ranked on their aggregate scores.

The second column of figures is the average points score.

The third column shows the average of the value added measure schools achieved.

Click the name of any LEA for a complete list of its schools and details of their performances.

Click here for a fuller explanation of the figures.

LEA APS AGG VA
Richmond upon Thames 29.2 267 100.9
Trafford 28.6 261 100.7
Wokingham 28.7 257 100.7
Kingston upon Thames 28.6 257 100.9
Rutland 28.5 257 100.6
Solihull 28.4 256 100.2
Warrington 28.4 256 100.5
Havering 28.3 256 100.5
Kensington and Chelsea 28.5 255 101.5
Windsor and Maidenhead 28.4 255 100.6
Sefton 28.2 255 100.4
Surrey 28.5 254 100.5
Hertfordshire 28.3 254 100.5
North Somerset 28.3 254 100.4
Bury 28.2 254 100.3
Barnet 28.3 253 100.9
Bath and North East Somerset 28.3 253 100.3
City of London 28.6 252 100.5
Gloucestershire 28.2 252 100.4
Stockport 28.2 252 100.2
St Helens 28.1 252 100.2
Buckinghamshire 28.4 251 100.3
Cheshire 28.2 251 100.3
North Yorkshire 28.2 251 100.2
Isles of Scilly 28.7 250 100.1
Hampshire 28.2 250 100.3
Cambridgeshire 28.1 250 100.4
Stockton-on-Tees 28.1 250 100.3
Sutton 28.1 250 100.3
Cumbria 28.0 250 100.2
Dorset 28.0 250 100.5
East Riding of Yorkshire 28.0 250 100.2
Redbridge 28.0 250 100.8
South Gloucestershire 28.0 250 100.3
Bromley 28.1 249 100.3
Bracknell Forest 28.1 248 100.4
Shropshire 28.1 248 100.3
Warwickshire 28.1 248 100.4
Harrow 28.0 247 100.4
York 28.0 247 100.2
Derbyshire 27.9 246 100.1
Calderdale 27.7 246 100.1
Tameside 27.7 246 100.2
Hillingdon 27.8 245 100.6
Lancashire 27.8 245 100.3
North Tyneside 27.8 245 99.9
Devon 27.8 244 100.3
Nottinghamshire 27.8 244 100.1
Darlington 27.7 244 100.0
Essex 27.7 244 100.2
Northamptonshire 27.7 244 99.9
Staffordshire 27.7 244 100.1
Wigan 27.7 244 100.4
Poole 27.9 243 100.1
Wirral 27.9 243 100.1
Herefordshire 27.8 243 100.3
Leicestershire 27.8 243 100.1
West Berkshire 27.8 243 100.4
Durham 27.7 243 100.2
Gateshead 27.7 243 100.4
Lincolnshire 27.7 243 100.1
Westminster 27.6 243 101.1
Oxfordshire 27.8 242 100.4
Worcestershire 27.7 242 100.1
Hartlepool 27.6 242 100.3
West Sussex 27.6 242 100.0
North East Lincolnshire 27.5 242 100.4
South Tyneside 27.7 241 100.3
Bolton 27.6 241 100.4
Hounslow 27.6 241 101.0
Leeds 27.6 241 100.3
Southend-on-Sea 27.7 240 100.3
ENGLAND 27.6 240 100.2
North Lincolnshire 27.6 240 99.8
East Sussex 27.5 240 100.5
Redcar and Cleveland 27.5 240 100.2
Salford 27.3 240 100.0
Bedfordshire 27.6 239 99.8
Bexley 27.6 239 100.1
Doncaster 27.6 239 99.9
Plymouth 27.6 239 100.6
Somerset 27.6 239 100.1
Halton 27.3 239 100.2
Cornwall 27.6 238 100.4
Ealing 27.5 238 100.8
Sunderland 27.5 238 100.2
Swindon 27.5 238 100.3
Wakefield 27.5 238 100.0
Hammersmith and Fulham 27.4 238 100.6
Tower Hamlets 27.2 238 100.9
Bournemouth 27.6 237 100.2
Northumberland 27.6 237 99.5
Merton 27.5 237 100.3
Camden 27.4 237 100.9
Dudley 27.4 237 99.9
Norfolk 27.3 237 99.8
Telford and Wrekin 27.5 236 100.0
Peterborough 27.4 236 100.3
Rotherham 27.4 236 100.0
Wandsworth 27.4 236 100.4
Wiltshire 27.4 236 100.1
Oldham 27.2 236 100.3
Brighton and Hove 27.5 235 100.4
Enfield 27.4 235 100.7
Torbay 27.4 235 100.2
Coventry 27.2 235 100.2
Kirklees 27.3 234 99.8
Suffolk 27.3 234 99.8
Lewisham 27.2 234 100.7
Knowsley 27.1 234 100.1
Reading 27.3 233 100.7
Blackpool 27.2 233 100.6
Liverpool 27.2 233 100.0
Derby 27.3 232 99.7
Kent 27.3 232 100.2
Croydon 27.1 232 100.1
Isle of Wight 27.1 232 99.4
Southampton 27.2 231 100.1
Rochdale 27.1 231 100.3
Newham 26.9 231 100.9
Medway 27.2 230 100.0
Middlesbrough 27.1 230 100.3
Walsall 27.1 230 100.1
Barking and Dagenham 27.0 230 100.4
Brent 27.0 230 100.6
Birmingham 27.0 228 100.1
Kingston Upon Hull 26.9 228 100.2
Slough 27.1 226 99.8
Blackburn with Darwen 26.9 226 100.2
Lambeth 26.8 226 100.4
Portsmouth 26.8 225 99.6
Wolverhampton 26.8 225 100.0
Milton Keynes 26.9 224 100.0
Sheffield 26.9 224 100.0
Thurrock 26.9 224 99.9
Manchester 26.7 224 100.2
Barnsley 26.6 224 99.7
Waltham Forest 26.7 223 100.4
Greenwich 26.8 222 100.4
Islington 26.8 222 100.8
Newcastle upon Tyne 26.8 222 99.7
Bradford 26.6 220 99.7
Stoke-on-Trent 26.6 220 99.6
Luton 26.5 220 99.9
Haringey 26.6 218 100.4
Sandwell 26.5 218 100.2
Bristol 26.6 217 99.8
Southwark 26.4 217 100.2
Leicester 26.3 215 99.9
Nottingham 26.3 212 100.1
Hackney 26.0 209 100.2




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