WESTMINSTER Primary School has come bottom in the county for the second year running in the latest Government league table.
But St Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School is celebrating after being ranked 12th best in Cheshire for pupils’ performance.
The scores have been compiled by the Government based on the results of Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests taken by children, aged 10 or 11, across the UK in May.
Primary schools were then ranked on their “aggregate” scores – the total out of 300 points across all three test subjects of English, maths and science.
A total of 13 schools in the county scored the maximum 300 points, including St Mary of the Angels.
The average scored by each pupil at the Little Sutton school was 30.0 points.
Next best performers in the borough were Willaston CofE Primary School (26th) with an aggregate of 293 and a pupil average of 31.1.
Among the lowest ranked schools was Westminster which came bottom of the chart with an aggregate of 113 and an average pupil score of 22.3.
Other low scorers included Capenhurst CofE Primary School (11th from bottom) with an aggregate of 179, and Christ Church Primary School (20th from bottom) which scored 200.
Of Cheshire’s 7,600 primary and junior schoolchildren who took part, 38% achieved the higher level in English (34% nationally), 37% in maths (32%) and 50% in science (46% nationally).
Last year, the totals were 37%, 37% and 51% respectively.
At Level Four – the accepted standard for children transferring to secondary school – results have been maintained or improved upon.
County children’s services executive support member Shirley Harris said: “I would like to congratulate pupils and teachers for their dedication and hard work.
“Maintaining such high standards above the national average is always difficult. However, we are not complacent.”