The 10 best performing primary schools in Nottingham, according to data

A general view of Welbeck Primary School in Kinglake Place, Meadows, Nottingham.
Welbeck Primary School, in Kinglake Place, had the second highest percentage of pupils meeting the 'expected standard' -Credit:Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post

The performance of primary schools in Nottingham have been listed in data released by the Department for Education. The data analysed the overall performance of key stage 2 pupils in 2023.

The table shows which schools in the city have the highest percentage of pupils meeting the “expected standard”. Pupils are meeting the expected standard if they achieve a scaled score of 100 or more in their reading and maths tests,

It also takes into account whether a student's teacher assesses them as 'working at the expected standard' or better in writing. The primary school with the highest percentage of students meeting the expected standard was St Teresa's Catholic Primary School on Kingsbury Drive.

Poll: Should Nottingham City Council have managed its finances better over the last 10 years?

The school had 95 per cent of students meeting the target and also had the highest percentage (33 per cent) of pupils achieving a higher standard. Look below for the ten primary schools that topped the data tables.

  • St Teresa's Catholic Primary School - 95 per cent

  • Welbeck Primary School - 89 per cent

  • Huntingdon Academy - 88 per cent

  • Edna G. Olds Academy - 87 per cent

  • South Wilford Endowed CofE Primary School - 86 per cent

  • Sneinton Street Stephen's CofE Primary School - 80 per cent

  • Blue Bell Hill Primary and Nursery School - 76 per cent

  • Highbank Primary and Nursery School - 76 per cent

  • St Patrick's Catholic Primary and Nursery School - 74 per cent

  • Haydn Primary School - 73 per cent

Of these 10 schools, eight were academies - meaning they are government funded but run by an academy trust rather than a local authority. Welbeck Primary and Haydn Primary are the only two which are maintained schools - which means they are government funded and run by a local authority.