A county and city primary school are celebrating after ranking in the top ten schools in Cheshire West and Chester in league tables published in The Daily Telegraph last week.

Delamere C of E Academy came out top with an average Key Stage 2 points score of 32.2 and Highfield Community Primary, Blacon, ranked ninth with 30.3.

The Daily Telegraph rank schools with data from the Department of Education showing performance in reading, writing and maths tests undertaken by 11-year-olds. They order schools on the percentage of pupils gaining Level 4 - the national standard expected for their age - in all three subjects.

School’s average points score is then worked out by adding up the score achieved by each pupil and dividing it by the number of children that underwent the tests at each school.

One hundred per cent of pupils at Delamere C of E Academy and Highfield gained Level 4.

Other schools in The Daily Telegraph’s top ten for Cheshire West and Chester include Clutton C of E Primary School (average points score 31.5 - 100% achieving Level 4), Ashton Hayes Primary School (average points score 31.4 - 100% achieving Level 4), Tattenhall Park Primary School (average points score 31 - 100% achieving Level 4) and Tilston Parochial C of E Primary (average points score 30.9 - 100% achieving Level 4)

Delamere C of E Academy came one hundred and fifteenth nationally.

Delamere Headteacher Steve Docking thanked staff for their dedication and parents for their continued support.

He said: “Results are not everything but they do come from the layering of great teaching and learning over many years and we take great pride from our position in these tables.

“We are committed to pursuing the highest possible standards for our pupils and any conformation that we are achieving this is welcome.”

One parent Delamere C of E Academy parent, Ceri Rothwell, said: “The DFE league table result is a true testament to the hard work and efforts the staff put into the school and our children. “Notwithstanding that energy, the extraordinary time spent executing out-of-school time activities is remarkable and much appreciated by myself and all the parents/carers.

“The league table achievement is well deserved.”