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There are currently over 20,000 primary schools across the UK. Every year The Times newspaper looks at each school and ranks them based on their combined average score achieved in the reading, mathematics and grammar, punctuation and spelling key stage 2 tests.

Sixteen primary schools from Richmond upon Thames schools have made it to their top 500.

Coming in at 34 is Marshgate Primary School in Richmond, closely followed by Barnes Primary and Holy Trinity C of E.

The full local list is:

34 Marshgate Primary School
63= Barnes Primary School
138 Holy Trinity C of E Primary School, Richmond
155= St Elizabeth’s RC Primary School, Richmond
181 The Vineyard School
183 Hampton Junior School
198= Sheen Mount Primary School
200= St Stephen’s C of E Primary School, Twickenham
202= St Mary Magdalen’s RC Primary School, Mortlake
221= Bishop Perrin C of E Primary School
253 St Mary’s C of E Primary School, Twickenham
322= Meadlands Primary School
322= St Osmund’s RC Primary School, Barnes
348= St Edmund’s RC Primary School, Twickenham
445= St James’s RC Primary School, Twickenham
489= The Queen’s C of E Primary School, Kew

All of those schools are either Outstanding or Good.

Cllr Penny Frost, Chair of the Education and Children’s Services Committee, said:

“Once again, our borough’s schools are showing that we are best in class…quite literally. It shows, that despite tight financial constraints, our schools continue to deliver first-class education and strive to continue to do the best for every pupil.”

– from a Richmond Council press release - 10 December 2019