THE best performing primary schools in Warrington have been revealed after the government published this year's key stage two SATs results.

The tests, taken by pupils in year 6, measure children's reading, writing and maths skills.

Earlier this year there was controversy about the tougher new English and maths tests, which some parents said put extra stress on their children.

And while Warrington has dropped in the national SATs tables from being the 16th best performing area in the country to the 20th, the results still put Warrington pupils’ performance well above that of youngsters in Halton, Liverpool, Cheshire West and Cheshire East.

League tables published by the Department of Education rank schools by the percentage of children reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths.

Grappenhall Heys Primary School topped the table for Warrington, closely followed by Evelyn Street Primary and Appleton Thorn Primary.

Top 10 Best Performing Primary Schools in Warrington

1. Grappenhall Heys Primary School: 93 per cent met expected standard

2. Evelyn Street Community Primary School: 91 per cent met expected standard

3. Appleton Thorn Primary School: 87 per cent met expected standard

4. Bruche Community Primary School: 84 per cent met expected standard

5. Woolston CofE Primary School: 83 per cent met expected standard

6. Glazebury CofE Primary School: 82 per cent met expected standard

7. Stretton St Matthew's CofE Primary School: 80 per cent met expected standard

8. Ravenbank Community Primary School: 80 per cent met expected standard

9. St Augustine's Catholic Primary School: 79 per cent met expected standard

10=. St Peter's Catholic Primary School: 77 per cent met expected standard

10= Cherry Tree Primary School, Lymm: 77 per cent met expected standard

10= Croft Primary School: 77 per cent met expected standard

10=Stockton Heath Primary School: 77 per cent met expected standard

10= Broomfields Junior School: 77 per cent met expected standard

10= Burtonwood Primary School: 77 per cent met expected standard

On average, 61 per cent of children in the town met the expected standard, putting Warrington's primary schools well ahead of the national average of 53 per cent.

The five lowest performing schools in the town were St Bridget's Catholic Primary School (24 per cent met expected standard), Meadowside Community Primary School (30 per cent met expected standard), Birchwood CofE Primary School (32 per cent met expected standard), Cinnamon Brow CofE Primary School (32 per cent met expected standard) and Woolston Community Primary School (36 per cent met expected standard).

To check every schools' results click here.