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Four Enfield primary schools in ‘top 500’ list

The schools feature in The Sunday Times ‘Parent Power 2024’ list of best schools

Clockwise from top left; Walker, Merryhills, St Paul's and Hadley Wood primary schools
Clockwise from top left; Walker, Merryhills, St Paul’s and Hadley Wood primary schools

Four Enfield primary schools have been named in a league table of the top 500 schools in England.

The schools feature in The Sunday Times ‘Parent Power 2024’ list of best schools.

They are ranked on the percentage of pupils who achieved their expected grade in Sats exams last year. Schools in London and the south-west of England dominate the top spots in the table, which includes the top 3% of the 16,783 primaries in England.

The schools are Hadley Wood Primary School (ranked 165th), Walker Primary School (280th) in Southgate, Merryhills Primary School (354th) in World’s End, and St Paul’s CofE Primary School (499th) in Winchmore Hill.


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Raakhee Tailor, headteacher of Walker Primary School in Southgate, said: “We’re thrilled to see Walker listed in the top 500 primary schools in the country. We are passionate about ensuring extraordinary outcomes for all who come through our door and this recognition is testament to the ambition of the whole school community.” 

Across Enfield borough, 92.6% of families received their first-choice primary school this year and 98% were given a place at one of their top three listed schools.  

Raakhee adds: “Our children are curious and motivated learners, who thrive under our exceptional quality of teaching, and grow into confident, resilient and motivated young people. Walker children work hard and we are exceptionally proud of their progress.”  


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