This table shows the primary schools which have seen the biggest sustained improvement in the proportion of pupils attaining the government benchmark in their national curriculum tests, known as Sats.
The schools listed have all improved year-on-year, since 2008, in terms of the percentage of students achieving Level 4 in both maths and English.
These are ranked by the size of the total increase between 2008 and 2010.
The list does not include schools with fewer than 11 pupils, whose results are not published, or any of the 25% of schools which chose to boycott Sats this year.
The BBC has chosen to rank improvement on the Level 4 measure as it is a key government benchmark. Other improvement tables, based on the average point scores of pupils, may show different results.
- % L4 maths and English
- The proportion of pupils in a school that achieved Level 4 - the government benchmark for their age - in both maths and English, in the national curriculum tests known as Sats. Boycott = school that boycotted 2010 Sats; SS = small school; N/A = data not available. More detail
- Average point score
- Average points per pupil in maths and English Sats tests. Boycott = school that boycotted 2010 Sats; SS = small school; N/A = data not available. More detail
- Contextual value added
- A statistical measure of pupils' progress, in comparison to other children from similar backgrounds. Higher numbers indicate better progress. WARNING: This measure cannot be ranked accurately - sorting the table gives a general indication only. Boycott = school that boycotted 2010 Sats; SS = small school; N/A = data not available. More detail