New government data has revealed which Watford primary schools have the least and most pupils meeting expected standards.

Last week, the government released the first primary school performance data since the Covid outbreak.

It includes several metrics by which performance can be measured, including the 'percentage of pupils meeting expected standard'.

According to the government: “Pupils are meeting the expected standard if they achieve a scaled score of 100 or more in their reading and maths tests, and their teacher assesses them as 'working at the expected standard' or better in writing.”

There are 30 Ofsted-inspected schools within the Watford constituency included within the table, available online.

Nascot Wood Junior School had the highest score, with a whopping 92 per cent of kids meeting the requirements. It was followed by Field Junior School at 82 per cent and Holy Rood Catholic School at 80 per cent.

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At the other end of the table, Parkgate Junior School had 41 per cent, Ascot Road Primary School had 42 per cent, and Leavesden JMI School had 46 per cent meeting the expected standard.

The national average for all schools was 60 per cent.

Percentage of pupils meeting expected standard at Watford primary schools (

Nascot Wood Junior School - 92

Field Junior School - 82

Holy Rood Catholic Primary School - 80

The Orchard Primary School - 73

St Anthony's Catholic Primary School - 73

Knutsford Primary Academy - 71

St Paul's Church of England Primary School, Langleybury - 71

Cherry Tree Primary School - 68

Alban Wood Primary School and Nursery - 67

Beechfield School - 67

Cassiobury Junior School - 67

St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School - 67

Kingsway Junior School - 66

Laurance Haines School - 66

Bromet Primary School - 64

Abbots Langley School - 62

Divine Saviour Roman Catholic Primary School - 60

Tanners Wood Junior Mixed and Infant School - 59

Coates Way JMI and Nursery School - 55

Watford St John's Church of England Primary School - 54

St Meryl School - 53

Chater Junior School - 52

Central Primary School - 51 

Holywell Primary School - 50

The Grove Academy - 48

Lanchester Primary School - 47

Leavesden JMI School - 46

Ascot Road Primary School - 42

Parkgate Junior School - 41

Department for education chiefs warned that school performance data for the 2022/23 academic year should be used with caution given the ongoing impacts of the covid-19 pandemic, which affected individual schools and pupils differently.

School performance data should be considered alongside a range of other information about the school, which could include looking at school websites, reading Ofsted reports, and speaking to the school directly.