AN ILKLEY primary School has been revealed as the best performing in the district for exams taken by ten and 11-year-old pupils in school league tables published today.

Last year, Sacred Heart Primary School was ranked 36th in the Department for Education tables but it has raced to the top of the table after every pupil sitting Key Stage 2 tests this year met expectations.

Coming in at second was Idle CE Primary school. Last year the school was ranked fourth in the district, and since then has been judged outstanding by schools' regulator Ofsted.

Hill Top Primary School in Low Moor saw one of the biggest improvements, jumping from 59 last year to this year's third best performing primary school.

At fourth is Cullingworth Village Primary School, and another Ilkley primary school, Ashlands, is fifth.

However, Harden Primary School, near Bingley, saw a disappointing fall, from third best in 2013 to 52nd this year. And Woodlands CE Primary fell from second last year to 13 this year. Last year's best performing school, St Joseph's RC Primary School in Bingley, was ranked eighth this year.

Holybrook Primary School in Eccleshill was the lowest ranked school in the district at 156. Only 38 per cent of pupils sitting their Key Stage 2 exams met the expected levels in writing, writing and maths.

In last year's table 22 schools failed to meet the Government's "floor" standard for primaries - having at least 60 per cent of pupils achieving level four or above in reading, writing and maths. This year that figure is slightly better, with 18 falling below the floor level.

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