Dec 13 2012 By David Baker
newton farm school
A HARROW school retained its crown as the best in the country for SATS results in the latest figures released today.
For the second year running Newton Farm Nursery, Infant and Junior School recorded the best marks in the exams taking by 10 and 11-year-olds.
Achieving an average points score of 34.1 this year, they once again topped the league table in England, compiled of 15,000 primaries.
Every eligible pupil at the Ravenswood Crescent based school, in South Harrow, achieved at least Level 4 – the expected Government standard – in English and maths, while 90 per cent reached a Level 5.
In maths around 40 per cent of pupils even managed to obtain a Level 6.
There was also a place among the elite for Moriah Jewish Day School in Cannon Lane, Pinner, which just missed out in the top 50 schools in the country - claiming the 51st spot.
They again managed a 100 per cent record of pupils gaining a Level 4 in English and maths and scored an average points score of 32.4 percent.
St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Goodson Road, Harlesden, and St Mary’s RC Primary School in Canterbury Road, Kilburn, also managed a record of 100 per cent of pupils achieving level 4 or above, in the neighbouring borough of Brent.
St Joseph’s crept into the top 200 schools in England with an average points score of 31.5 per cent, while St Mary’s managed 29.5 per cent.
In total the league tables released by the Department of Education (DfE) show 81 per cent of pupils in Brent achieved basic levels of English and Maths, against a national average of 79 per cent.
While in Harrow the score was slightly higher at 83 per cent.