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A Neston primary school is the best state-funded primary school in Cheshire according to a comprehensive new guide.

Woodfall Primary School comes out top in the The Primary Real Schools Guide 2017, compiled by The Chronicle’s parent company Trinity Mirror’s data unit, which aims to give a far more comprehensive picture than traditional league tables.

In second place is Wimboldsley Community Primary School, in Cheshire West and Chester, while third is Ash Grove Academy, in Cheshire East.

Cheshire's best performing primary schools according to SATs

The guide takes into account 36 different datasets - including not just KS2 results but factors like progress, pupil-teacher ratios and absence rates.

Parents can browse the full data, compare different schools, and find links to contact details and recent Ofsted reports here:

The guide, now in its fourth year, has been praised by education experts alike.

Dr Elaine McCreery Head of Primary Initial Teacher Education at Manchester Metropolitan University, said the guide could help parents make decisions about where to apply for or be useful for those with children already at schools to get involved and support the school.

Woodfall Primary in Woodfall Lane, Little Neston

Top 10 in Cheshire West and Chester

  1. Woodfall Primary School
  2. Wimboldsley Community Primary School
  3. Ash Grove Academy
  4. Sandiway Primary School
  5. Lacey Green Primary Academy
  6. Frodsham Manor House Primary School
  7. Acresfield Community Primary School
  8. Malpas Alport Endowed Primary School
  9. Goostrey Community Primary School
  10. Tarporley CE Primary School
The headteacher of Woodfall Primary School in Little Neston is Helen Hough

Little Neston primary school looks to the future

Top 10 nationally

  1. St Stephen’s Primary School, Newham
  2. Pyrcroft Grange Primary School, Surrey
  3. Ludgvan School, Cornwall
  4. St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Southwark
  5. Edward Pauling Primary School, Hounslow
  6. Thomas Jones Primary School, Kensington and Chelsea
  7. Stockwell Primary School, Lambeth
  8. St Antony’s RC Primary School, Newham
  9. Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Lambeth
  10. Great Chart Primary School, Kent
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