Revealed: Top performing primary schools in Bromley

The best performing primary schools in Bromley have been revealed.

Topping the table is Balgowan Primary School, with 96 percent of students meeting the expected standard.

Information is based on The Department for Education (DfE) published list from 2019, as last year’s results were put on hold due to coronavirus.

Pupils are meeting the expected standard if they achieve a scaled score of 100 or more in their reading and maths tests, and their teacher assesses them as ‘working at the expected standard’ or better in writing.

It is based on a series of national curriculum tests at the end of Key Stage 2, which take place for mathematics, English reading and English grammar, punctuation and spelling.

A student’s raw score is then scaled because despite tests being developed each year to the same specification, the questions are different, and the difficulty of tests may vary.

Once a score is scaled it will fall somewhere in between 80 (the lowest score) and 120 (the highest score).

The results are based on ranking schools by the percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard.

Here’s the top 20:

1. Balgowan Primary School – 96%

2. St James’ Roman Catholic Primary School – 94%

3. Burnt Ash Primary School – 93%

4. St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School – 93%

5. Highfield Junior School – 88%

6. Warren Road Primary School – 88%

7. St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School – 87%

8. Wickham Common Primary School – 87%

9. Raglan Primary School – 86%

10. St George’s, Bickley, Church of England Primary School – 86%

11. St Mary’s Catholic Primary School – 85%

12. Farnborough Primary School – 84%

13. Scotts Park Primary School – 84%

14. St Nicholas Church of England Primary – 84%

15. Crofton Junior School – 83%

16. Downe Primary School – 83%

17. St Philomena’s Primary School – 83%

18. Stewart Fleming Primary School – 83%

19. Hawes Down Primary School – 82%

20. Hayes Primary School – 82%