Meltham Moor has been rated as the top primary school in Huddersfield in latest figures ranking primary schools across 33 different categories.

The 230-pupil school in Birmingham Lane scored more than 72 points in the Trinity Mirror Data Unit league table of all primary schools in England and Wales as Thursday's deadline looms for applications.

It was more than four points ahead of Spring Grove Junior Infant and Nursery School, with Slaithwaite CofE (VC) Junior and Infant School in third position for Huddersfield.

Meltham Moor headteacher Mrs Liz Woodfield, who took over in September 2014, said: “We are delighted with the news, which comes as a result of hard work by an exceptional class and an exceptional teacher.

“John Oakley, who retired in the summer, certainly left on a high as these were our best results ever. Mike Whitfield, headteacher at the time, will be very proud.

“Well done to all children and staff involved.”

Meltham Moor Primary School
 

Top ranked school in Kirklees was Heckmondwike’s Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School, two points ahead of Meltham Moor, with Littletown, of Liversedge in overall fourth position, in between Spring Grove and Slaithwaite.

All top five Kirklees schools gained the maximum five stars for pupil attainment and teaching, and all lost marks for attendance.

Top of the class in Calderdale was Rastrick’s Longroyde Junior School, with an overall rating of just under 72 points. Elland’s Old Earth Primary school was runner up, scoring just over half a point lower, with Copley Primary in third place.

The Greetland Academy took fourth spot, with Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Sowerby Bridge, in fifth.

See all the results here

For more on how we arrived at the ratings see here.

The ranking system uses 33 different measures from publicly available data covering the 2013/14 school year

National league tables are based on Key Stage 2 results, which may mean schools which help all pupils make progress - but only get slightly better than average results overall - may be overlooked.

The Trinity Mirror ranking system aims to give parents an idea of which schools will help their child prosper, no matter what their background.

It includes other factors such as whether all pupils are making progress (not just those expected to get top grades), attendance, ratio of teachers to pupils and whether pupils do better than expected.

The list is divided into four categories:

Attainment (30% of the total score), based on 2014 KS2 performance compared with 2013 and 2009.

Teaching (40%), based on all levels of attainment compared with expectations and closing the gender gap. It also looks at how big the pupil/teacher ratio is in comparison to the national average, as well as teachers’ average salaries.

Progress (20%), based on the progress all pupils, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, make between the end of infants and the end of juniors.

Attendance (10%), looks at levels of absence, unauthorised absence and persistent absence at the school.

See all the results here

For more on how we arrived at the ratings see here.