A FRODSHAM Catholic school has topped the primary school league tables.

St Luke’s RC Primary in The Willows was named the best school in Cheshire West and Chester in the government tables issued last week.

One hundred per cent of pupils achieved a Level 4 in English and maths SATs tests taken last summer. The school had 24 pupils in Year 6 submitted for the assessment tests which are taken by all pupils at the end of primary school. The average point score per pupil was 32.9 where Level 4 is equal to 27 points, Level 5 33 points and Level 6 39 points.

Delamere CE Primary Academy, formerly Delamere CE Primary School, was in second place with an average point score of 32.6. Seven pupils sat the tests at the small country school on Stoney Lane.

Headteacher Steve Docking said: “‘We are delighted with the children’s success and the care, guidance and support that the teachers put into their learning which makes our school as success. The conversion to an academy has been a great benefit for us all and helped to ensure that we are able to offer an even richer vibrant curriculum that allows children to develop to their full potential.”

Mr Docking is also behind one of Chester’s new free schools, St Martin’s Academy, which will open in Hoole in September 2013.

In joint third place in the league table is Guilden Sutton CE Primary, where 24 pupils sat the tests with an average point score of 32.

Headteacher Kathy Crowe said: “Whilst league tables don’t give a complete picture of how well a school is performing, particularly for those schools in more challenging circumstances, they can provide a general indication as to whether it is moving in the right direction or attaining high standards.

“We are very proud of last year’s achievements which show us to be near the top of the league tables for Cheshire West and Chester; they are testimony to the hard work of all involved in the school.”

Another small school, Eccleston CE Primary, was placed fourth with an average of 31.5 points from its six pupils.

Thirteen primary schools in Cheshire West and Chester obtained 100% for Level 4 English and maths.

Councillor Mark Stocks, executive member for education and children, said: “The figures for Key Stage Two have remained the same as the provisional figures which were published this summer – above the national average and improving.

“I would once again like to congratulate the pupils, teachers, support staff, school governors, parents and carers for all their hard work. Well done to them all.”