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How different areas performed

Success and struggling seem to be more entrenched than ever in the two local authorities at either end of this year's primary school tables.

A league based on pupils' performances in their "Sats" tests in 2008 is headed, among the big mainland authorities, by Richmond upon Thames, with the inner London borough of Hackney last.

Both have now held those places for six years in a row.

The table ranks authorities on their aggregate scores (Agg).

The second column of figures is the average of the contextual value added (CVA) measures schools achieved.

The third column shows the extent of persistent absence (Abs): defined as those typically missing a fifth of lessons, both with and without permission.

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

Click here for a fuller explanation of the figures.

ESTAB Agg CVA Abs
Isles of Scilly 274 99.8 2.4%
City of London 272 101.4 2.2%
Richmond-upon-Thames 272 100.5 1.6%
Wokingham 266 100 1.5%
Sefton 265 100.4 2.1%
Trafford 265 100.3 1.9%
Kensington and Chelsea 264 100.9 3.9%
Hartlepool 263 100.5 1.7%
Stockport 263 100.2 2.1%
Rutland 263 99.9 1.1%
Warrington 262 100.1 1.8%
Solihull 262 100 1.9%
Buckinghamshire 261 100 1.4%
Kingston-upon-Thames 260 100.2 2.1%
Calderdale 260 100.1 2.0%
Barnet 259 100.5 1.9%
Stockton-on-Tees 259 100.2 1.8%
Hertfordshire 259 100.2 1.9%
Windsor and Maidenhead 259 99.9 1.9%
Surrey 259 99.9 2.0%
Havering 259 99.8 2.1%
Bath and NE Somerset 258 99.9 1.4%
Gloucestershire 258 99.8 2.1%
Gateshead 257 100.2 2.7%
St Helens 257 100 2.6%
Cheshire 257 99.9 1.9%
Halton 256 100.5 2.5%
Sutton 256 100.1 2.5%
Warwickshire 256 100.1 1.7%
Cumbria 256 100 1.5%
East Riding of Yorks 256 99.9 1.4%
North Yorkshire 256 99.8 1.5%
Bromley 255 100.1 2.8%
Wigan 255 100.1 1.9%
Dorset 255 100.1 2.0%
Bury 255 100 2.1%
Nottinghamshire 255 100 2.0%
Shropshire 255 100 1.2%
Bracknell Forest 255 99.9 1.4%
Derbyshire 255 99.7 1.6%
Wirral 254 100.3 2.6%
Harrow 254 100.2 2.6%
Bexley 254 100 2.7%
Redbridge 254 100 2.4%
North Somerset 254 99.9 1.7%
Cambridgeshire 254 99.9 2.3%
Brighton and Hove 253 100.3 1.8%
York 253 100 1.8%
Hampshire 253 99.8 1.8%
Staffordshire 253 99.8 1.8%
South Gloucestershire 253 99.7 1.3%
Leicestershire 253 99.7 2.4%
Camden 252 100.8 2.8%
Tameside 252 99.9 2.8%
North Tyneside 252 99.8 1.8%
Lancashire 252 99.7 2.3%
Durham 251 100.3 2.4%
West Berkshire 251 99.9 1.5%
Swindon 251 99.8 2.5%
Hounslow 250 100.3 2.0%
South Tyneside 250 100.2 2.0%
Doncaster 250 99.9 3.0%
Devon 250 99.9 1.6%
Lincolnshire 250 99.8 2.0%
West Sussex 250 99.6 1.7%
Tower Hamlets 249 100.7 2.7%
Hammersmith and Fulham 249 100.6 3.6%
Oldham 249 100.2 2.8%
Rochdale 249 100.2 2.8%
Redcar and Cleveland 249 100.2 2.0%
Dudley 249 100.1 2.6%
Wiltshire 249 100.1 1.6%
Wandsworth 248 100.7 3.5%
Ealing 248 100.4 2.7%
Enfield 248 100.4 2.5%
Merton 248 100.1 3.0%
Bolton 248 100.1 2.9%
Cornwall 248 100 1.9%
Oxfordshire 248 100 2.0%
Essex 248 99.8 2.0%
Somerset 248 99.8 1.8%
Bedfordshire 248 99.6 2.7%
Sunderland 247 100.1 2.3%
Darlington 247 100.1 2.3%
Blackpool 247 100.1 3.5%
Hillingdon 247 100 2.0%
Plymouth 247 100 2.4%
Blackburn with Darwen 247 100 3.0%
Walsall 247 99.9 2.3%
North Lincolnshire 247 99.9 1.9%
Herefordshire 247 99.9 2.0%
Kirklees 247 99.8 2.4%
Milton Keynes 247 99.8 1.6%
Wakefield 247 99.7 2.5%
Knowsley 246 100.6 3.3%
Westminster 246 100.4 2.6%
Salford 246 100 3.0%
East Sussex 246 99.6 2.1%
Worcestershire 246 99.5 2.6%
Leeds 245 99.8 2.8%
Brent 244 100.2 3.7%
Liverpool 244 100.2 3.9%
Poole 244 99.6 2.4%
Northamptonshire 244 99.5 2.1%
Northumberland 244 99.2 3.0%
Lewisham 243 100.4 3.3%
Southwark 242 100.5 3.7%
Waltham Forest 242 100.4 2.5%
Croydon 242 100 3.3%
Middlesbrough 242 100 2.4%
Southend-on-Sea 242 100 3.0%
Barking and Dagenham 241 100.1 3.9%
Coventry 241 99.9 2.8%
North East Lincolnshire 241 99.8 1.5%
Torbay 241 99.7 2.6%
Lambeth 240 100.4 4.3%
Wolverhampton 240 100.1 2.9%
Peterborough 240 100.1 2.6%
Derby 240 99.5 2.6%
Bournemouth 240 99.5 2.2%
Norfolk 240 99.5 2.6%
Suffolk 240 99.3 1.9%
Islington 239 100.8 3.7%
Birmingham 239 100.1 3.7%
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 239 100 4.0%
Reading 239 99.9 2.3%
Luton 239 99.7 2.1%
Telford and Wrekin 239 99.4 2.0%
Greenwich 238 100.5 3.3%
Newham 238 100.3 2.8%
Thurrock 238 99.8 2.8%
Kent 238 99.8 2.5%
Barnsley 238 99.7 2.3%
Sheffield 237 100 3.6%
Manchester 236 100.4 4.7%
Sandwell 236 100 4.3%
Stoke-on-Trent 236 100 2.8%
Kingston-upon-Hull 236 99.9 3.5%
Medway Towns 236 99.8 2.2%
Bradford 236 99.7 3.9%
Rotherham 236 99.6 2.3%
Leicester 235 100 3.6%
Slough 235 99.5 3.3%
Nottingham 231 100.3 4.0%
Southampton 231 99.7 3.7%
Portsmouth 230 99.2 4.0%
Isle of Wight 230 99.2 2.8%
Haringey 229 100 3.1%
Bristol 229 99.8 3.4%
Hackney 228 100.1 2.9%



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