The Chair of the Education and Children's Service Committee has said that Richmond is the "best in class," following the announcement that the Borough had made the 'Times top 500' list.

Marshgate Primary School in Richmond managed to rank the highest score at 34, followed by Barnes Primary and Holy Trinity C of E Primary School.

Sixteen primary schools from across Richmond were chosen to be onto the list - which highlights the best schools for primary education, in the UK.

Cllr Penny Frost, Chair of the Education and Children’s Services Committee, said: “Once again, our borough’s schools are showing that we are best in class…quite literally.

"It shows, that despite tight financial constraints, our schools continue to deliver first-class education and strive to continue to do the best for every pupil.”

The UK has more than 20,000 primary schools and each year The Times newspaper reviews each institution - ranking them based on their combined average score that was achieved in reading, mathematics and grammar, punctuation and spelling key stage 2 tests.

Each school was given an Outstanding or Good rating.

The list of Richmond Primary Schools that made the 'Times top 500' list were as follows:

34 Marshgate Primary School

63 Barnes Primary School

138 Holy Trinity C of E Primary School, Richmond

155 St Elizabeth's RC Primary School, Richmond

181 The Vineyard School

183 Hampton Junior School

198 Sheen Mount Primary School

200 St Stephen's C of E Primary School, Twickenham

202 St Mary Magdalen's RC Primary School, Mortlake

221 Bishop Perrin C of E Primary School

253 St Mary's C of E Primary School, Twickenham

322 Meadlands Primary School

322 St Osmund's RC Primary School, Barnes

348 St Edmund's RC Primary School, Twickenham

445 St James's RC Primary School, Twickenham

489 The Queen's C of E Primary School, Kew