Real Schools Guide rates Delamere C of E Academy best in west Cheshire

The 2019 publication based results on everything from pupils’ attainment and quality of teaching, to when the school was lasted inspected and teacher to pupil ratio.

Delamere was ranked best in Cheshire West and Chester, and second across the whole county.

The guide, now in its sixth year, has been praised by education experts including Dr Elaine McCreery, Head of Primary Initial Teacher Education at Manchester Metropolitan University. She said it is a useful tool for parents when choosing a school.

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It is the latest in a long line of accolades for Delamere. In 2017 it was named as one of England’s top 10 best non-fee paying primary schools by Tatler magazine.

And the latest primary schools’ performance tables ranks it the best in west Cheshire.

Based on SATs results, Delamere came at the top for all schools in the Cheshire West and Chester Council boundary, with 96 per cent of children achieving the expected standard.

The school, in Stoney Lane, is also in the top 1% of schools nationally.

Head of School Julie Clayton, said: “We are delighted with these results, which show that our children are thriving at school.

“We pride ourselves on helping children achieve their very best in a nurturing environment and it is a real boost to see all the hard work paying off.”

The average score for schools in Cheshire West and Chester is 64 per cent, up from 59 per cent last year.

The area’s average is the same the national average, which has increased from 61 per cent last year.