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Primary school league tables: different areas compared

Success and struggling seem to remain as entrenched as 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 2009 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 seven years in a row.

The table ranks authorities on their schools' aggregate scores (Agg) out of 300 in the tests in English, maths and science.

The second column of figures is the proportion of children obtaining at least the expected level in both English and maths (E+M).

The third column shows the average point score (APS).

The last column is 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.

LOCAL AUTHORITY KEY STAGE 2 AVERAGES
2009 data
Area Agg. E + M APS Absent
Richmond upon Thames 273 84% 29.5 1.1%
Kensington and Chelsea 266 80% 28.8 2.8%
Trafford 265 81% 28.9 1.6%
Bath and North East Somerset 263 80% 28.6 1.2%
Kingston upon Thames 262 79% 29 1.4%
Solihull 262 79% 28.7 1.6%
Wokingham 262 79% 28.7 1.6%
Cheshire East 260 78% 28.6 1.6%
Rutland 260 77% 28.5 1.1%
Buckinghamshire 259 78% 28.8 1.4%
Warrington 259 77% 28.5 1.7%
Hertfordshire 259 77% 28.5 1.8%
St Helens 259 78% 28.3 2.6%
Surrey 258 77% 28.5 1.7%
Darlington 258 78% 28.4 2.3%
Stockport 258 77% 28.4 1.8%
Sutton 257 77% 28.5 2.3%
Barnet 257 77% 28.4 1.8%
Warwickshire 257 77% 28.4 1.8%
Sefton 257 77% 28.3 2.2%
Cheshire West and Chester 257 76% 28.3 1.9%
Havering 257 77% 28.2 2.0%
Gateshead 257 76% 28.2 2.4%
Windsor and Maidenhead 256 75% 28.5 1.6%
Bury 256 77% 28.3 2.3%
Nottinghamshire 256 76% 28.3 2.1%
Gloucestershire 256 76% 28.3 1.9%
Wandsworth 256 77% 28.2 2.7%
Redbridge 255 76% 28.3 2.3%
Wigan 255 75% 28.2 1.5%
Stockton on Tees 254 75% 28.3 1.5%
Hampshire 254 75% 28.3 1.6%
Wirral 254 74% 28.3 2.6%
Hartlepool 254 76% 28.2 1.7%
South Gloucestershire 254 75% 28.2 1.2%
Calderdale 254 76% 28.1 2.1%
Camden 254 75% 28.1 2.1%
Cumbria 254 75% 28 1.3%
Bromley 253 75% 28.3 2.4%
Derbyshire 253 75% 28.2 1.3%
North Yorkshire 252 75% 28.2 1.4%
West Berkshire 252 74% 28.1 1.2%
Central Bedfordshire 252 73% 28.1 2.3%
Dorset 252 73% 28.1 2.1%
East Riding of yorkshire 252 73% 28 1.6%
Harrow 251 75% 28.3 2.1%
Bexley 251 74% 28.1 2.6%
Hounslow 251 74% 28 1.7%
Merton 251 74% 28 2.3%
Durham 251 74% 28 2.1%
Leicestershire 251 74% 28 1.9%
Halton 251 74% 28 2.0%
Lancashire 251 74% 28 2.3%
Devon 251 73% 28 1.4%
North Somerset 251 72% 27.9 1.6%
Knowsley 251 73% 27.8 3.3%
Bolton 250 74% 28 2.4%
Bracknell Forest 250 72% 28 1.1%
Shropshire 250 72% 28 1.1%
Swindon 250 74% 27.9 1.6%
South Tyneside 250 73% 27.8 2.2%
City of York 249 74% 28.1 1.4%
Staffordshire 249 73% 28 1.6%
Lincolnshire 249 73% 27.9 2.1%
Brighton and Hove 249 72% 27.9 1.7%
City of Westminster 249 73% 27.8 2.1%
Salford 249 73% 27.8 2.8%
Tameside 249 73% 27.8 2.2%
Oxfordshire 248 73% 28 1.8%
Hillingdon 248 73% 27.9 1.5%
Cambridgeshire 248 73% 27.9 2.2%
Redcar and Cleveland 248 73% 27.8 1.7%
Essex 248 72% 27.8 1.8%
Dudley 248 71% 27.8 2.1%
Barking and Dagenham 248 72% 27.7 3.1%
Tower Hamlets 248 74% 27.6 2.0%
Somerset 247 71% 27.9 1.6%
Blackpool 247 73% 27.8 3.3%
National averages 247 72% 27.8 2.2%
Cornwall 247 72% 27.8 1.6%
West Sussex 247 72% 27.8 1.5%
Doncaster 247 71% 27.8 2.6%
Wiltshire 247 71% 27.8 1.4%
Rochdale 247 73% 27.7 2.2%
Southwark 247 72% 27.6 3.2%
Croydon 246 73% 27.8 2.7%
Ealing 246 72% 27.8 2.0%
North Tyneside 246 72% 27.8 1.2%
Kirklees 246 71% 27.8 2.4%
Southend on Sea 246 71% 27.8 2.5%
Worcestershire 246 71% 27.8 2.5%
Northamptonshire 246 71% 27.8 1.9%
Poole 245 70% 27.9 2.3%
Herefordshire 245 70% 27.9 2.2%
Plymouth, City of 245 70% 27.8 1.9%
Oldham 245 72% 27.7 2.8%
Islington 245 71% 27.7 3.2%
Torbay 244 70% 27.8 2.8%
Enfield 244 72% 27.7 1.9%
Milton Keynes 244 70% 27.7 1.9%
Greenwich 244 71% 27.6 2.0%
Liverpool 244 71% 27.6 3.8%
Bournemouth 244 70% 27.6 2.0%
Sunderland 243 70% 27.6 3.1%
Isle of Wight 243 67% 27.6 2.8%
Walsall 243 70% 27.5 2.1%
Brent 242 72% 27.7 2.3%
Newcastle upon Tyne 242 70% 27.7 3.0%
Leeds 242 72% 27.6 2.9%
East Sussex 242 69% 27.6 1.8%
Lambeth 242 71% 27.5 3.1%
Northumberland 241 68% 27.6 2.4%
Norfolk 241 69% 27.5 2.2%
Lewisham 241 69% 27.4 2.6%
Hammersmith and Fulham 240 70% 27.5 2.9%
Telford and Wrekin 240 69% 27.5 2.1%
North East Lincolnshire 240 69% 27.4 1.2%
Waltham Forest 240 70% 27.3 2.1%
Peterborough 240 69% 27.3 2.1%
Reading 239 69% 27.6 1.7%
North Lincolnshire 239 69% 27.5 1.7%
Blackburn with Darwen 239 70% 27.3 2.8%
Wolverhampton 239 69% 27.3 3.4%
Leicester City 239 69% 27.3 3.6%
City of Kingston Upon Hull 239 68% 27.2 3.0%
Kent 238 68% 27.6 2.7%
Middlesbrough 238 68% 27.4 2.6%
Luton 238 67% 27.3 2.2%
Wakefield 237 69% 27.5 2.8%
Sheffield 237 68% 27.5 3.1%
Birmingham 237 68% 27.4 3.3%
Barnsley 237 69% 27.3 2.3%
Coventry 237 68% 27.3 3.2%
Manchester 237 68% 27.3 4.0%
Bradford 237 68% 27.3 3.4%
City of Bristol 236 68% 27.4 3.1%
Rotherham 236 68% 27.3 1.9%
Portsmouth 236 67% 27.2 3.4%
Thurrock 236 66% 27.2 2.7%
Sandwell 236 67% 27 4.2%
Newham 235 69% 27.3 2.2%
Bedford 235 67% 27.3 3.0%
Stoke on Trent 235 66% 27.2 2.6%
Slough 234 67% 27.3 3.3%
Suffolk 234 66% 27.3 2.1%
Southampton 233 64% 27.3 3.0%
Haringey 233 68% 27.2 2.3%
Derby City 233 67% 27.1 2.3%
Nottingham, City of 233 67% 27 4.8%
Medway 232 65% 27.1 1.7%
Hackney 226 64% 26.7 2.3%



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