This ranking is based on on the average point score per pupil in the 2012 SATS results for Year 6 children in England. The highest performing London boroughs for state primaries, as measured by pupil achievement in English, Maths and Sciences are:
1. Richmond 30.5
2. Kensington and Chelsea 29.3
3. Wandsworth 29.0
4. Barnet 29.0
5. Camden 28.9 (this includes Hampstead)
6. Greenwich 28.8
7. Westminster 28.7 (this includes St John’s Wood)
As you can see, the level of achievement in wealthier areas of Central London is generally highest. The tendency of the tests to reflect the social profile of the intake rather than school quality has led many schools to boycott the national tests in 2010, which had reduced transparency for parents to some extent, but this year’s results seem to be more complete.
Also make sure to check the list of the top 20 high performing state primary schools in London based on 2012 test data published by the Department of Education.