By Oliver Lines
Leeds schools dropped 10 places in the latest primary school league tables, with just 48 percent of pupils reaching the expected standard in the three Rs.
The national average of students achieving the standard fell to just 53 percent, although this is not a surprise as tougher tests meant schools struggled to adapt.
Leeds ranked 133rd out of 152 schools this year, down from 123rd in 2015, whilst schools in Bradford rose to 141st from 143rd.
Calderdale suffered one of the biggest drops in the country, falling to 142nd from 67th, and Kirklees moved down four spots to 126th.
Meanwood Church of England Primary was the best performing school in Leeds, with 94 percent of pupils hitting the standard, whilst Beecroft Primary was second with nine in ten pupils achieving the expected scores.