Edinburgh schools ranked: Top 15 primary schools in Edinburgh and Lothians based on latest performance data

Fifteen primary schools in Edinburgh and the Lothians have been named among the best in Scotland for 2024 by The Sunday Times.

The league table looks at primary schools across Scotland and assessed them on a number of metrics, with scores out of 100 on listening and talking, numeracy, reading and writing. Across the country, no fewer than 81 schools scored a perfect 400 out of 400.

It also uses neighbourhood deprivation figures which take into account income, jobs, health, education, housing, crime and access to local amenities.

A spokesperson for the Sunday Times said: “We are always careful to clarify that The Times Scotland Primary School League Table is not 'Scotland's schools ranked from best to worst'.

“It presents government data from primary seven, arguably the most important year for pupils preparing for high school, for parents to analyse standards across the 1,250 schools that published reportable results. Our aim is to present data in an easily accessible format that parents can understand.”

Scroll through our picture gallery to which 15 primaries from Edinburgh and the Lothians scored full marks.

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