Camden and Barnet primary schools ranked the best in the UK

Camden and Barnet primary schools have been named the best in the country.

This week, government schools inspectorate Ofsted published a national league table of local authorities’ primary school performance, ranking Camden Council at the top and Barnet Council in second place.

However, Haringey primary schools were ranked in the bottom 20 - with only Hackney and Waltham Forest performing worse in London.

The findings, part of the chief inspector of education’s annual report, show 92 per cent of pupils in Camden attend “good” or “outstanding” primary schools, while 91pc of Barnet children attend schools of the same standard.

In Haringey, only 58pc of children attend “good” or “outstanding” primary schools, according to the report.

Cllr Angela Mason, Camden Council’s cabinet member for children, praised Camden’s teachers, governors and pupils, adding: “In Camden we haven’t chosen to go down the academy route, we’ve chosen a partnership between the schools and the local authority and I think these results show that approach can really work.”

Cllr Andrew Harper, Barnet Council’s cabinet member for education, children and families, said: “We have been very fortunate that as the relationship between local authorities and schools has changed, we have been able to keep a very strong education community in the borough.”

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Ofsted has also published a league table of local authorities’ secondary school performance which sees Barnet drop to 14th place nationally.

It shows 92pc of pupils in Barnet attend “good” or “outstanding” secondary schools, far ahead of Camden (74pc) and Haringey (67pc).