North Lanarkshire Primary Schools Ranks

Primary Schools Ranks in North Lanarkshire

Based on published data from academic year 2022/23

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There were 119 schools in the published ACEL assessment data for North Lanarkshire.  Of these 64 were graded 80% or above when assessed according to the ACEL standards which represented 54 percent of all schools or 56 percent of those schools where ACEL published performance data.  These schools represent Band 1 in the charts and on the map. The results of 5 schools were withheld, which is usually because of small class sizes.

The schools in Band 1 are: St Andrew’s Primary School (Cumbernauld), Auchinloch Primary School, St John Paul II Primary, St Joseph’s Primary School, Gartcosh Primary School, St Michael’s Primary School, St Barbara’s Primary School, Stepps Primary School, Condorrat Primary School, St Helen’s Primary School, Holy Cross Primary School, Cumbernauld Primary School, St Mary’s Primary School (Cumbernauld), Woodlands Primary School, Kilsyth Primary School, St Patrick’s Primary School (Kilsyth), Whitelees Primary School, Baird Memorial Primary School, Westfield Primary School, Eastfield Primary School, All Saints Primary School, Rochsolloch Primary School, St Andrew’s Primary School (Airdrie), St Dominic’s Primary School, St Edward’s Primary School, St Kevin’s Primary School, Corpus Christi Primary School, Clarkston Primary School, Greenhill Primary School, Langloan Primary School, Old Monkland Primary School, St Augustine’s Primary School, St Bartholomew’s Primary School, St Stephen’s Primary School, St Timothy’s Primary School, Townhead Primary School, Glenboig Primary School, Our Lady & St Joseph’s Primary School, Greengairs Primary School, New Monkland Primary School, Plains Primary School, Carnbroe Primary School, Calderbridge Primary School, Allanton Primary School, Noble Primary School, Sacred Heart Primary School, St Aloysius’ Primary School, Mossend Primary School, Holy Family Primary School, Morningside Primary School, Cathedral Primary School, Glencairn Primary School, Knowetop Primary School, St Brendan’s Primary School, St Brigid’s Primary School, St Patrick’s Primary School (New Stevenston), Dykehead Primary School, St Patrick’s Primary School (Shotts), Stane Primary School, St Aidan’s Primary School, St Ignatius’ Primary School, Thornlie Primary School, Christ The King Primary, Aitkenhead Primary School.

Links to All Local authorities

Please follow this link to find links to all the Local Authorities on this website or use the sitemap link (top of right hand panel).

North Lanarkshire Map

A map showing the location of primary schools within the North Lanarkshire area is shown (Figure 1).  Catchment areas, where provided by the local authority are colour coded according to the band the primary school is in.

For access to the ungrouped raw data see Files and Downloads below.

Figure 1a:  North Lanarkshire Map Showing Non-Denominational Primary School Ranks and Catchment Areas
Area hover and school marker pop up displays provide additional school information.
Zoom in using the + – tool and drag the image to move around.


Figure 1b:  North Lanarkshire Map Showing Denominational Primary School Ranks and Catchment Areas
Note: some LAs have no denominational schools.
Area hover and school marker pop up displays provide additional school information.


Allocation of Schools into Bands
Schools were graded according to the ACEL data for P1, P4 & P7 combined achievement (the average of the percentage meeting the target level in Listening & Talking, Numeracy, Reading and Writing. Allocation of schools into Bands was as follows:

Band 1: 80% to 100%
Band 2: 60% to 79%
Band 3: 40% to 59%
Band 4: 20% to 39%
Band 5: 0% to 19%

North Lanarkshire Primary School Ranks

Table 1:  North Lanarkshire Primary School Rank Table
Achievement data for all schools in North Lanarkshire for 2016/17 academic years through to 2022/23 plus a comparative rank for the local authority (average of all ranked schools) and for the whole of Scotland (top two rows). The table shows P1, P4 & P7 combined achievement data (the average of the percentage meeting the target level in Listening & Talking, Numeracy, Reading and Writing.


North Lanarkshire Comparison with Scottish Local Authorities

Table 2:  Local Authority Primary School Rank Table
Achievement data (average for all schools) in the LA for 2017/18 academic years through to 2022/23 plus a comparative rank for the whole of Scotland (top row). The table shows P1, P4 & P7 combined achievement data (the average of the percentage meeting the target level in Listening & Talking, Numeracy, Reading and Writing.


North Lanarkshire Files and Downloads

The 2022/23 ACEL data for the primary schools is available by following from this website (see underneath).

North Lanarkshire 2022/23 Data File

Methods, Notes and Disclaimer

Data
The most recent data was for school year 2021/22 which is published during 2023

All Analysis
A number of measures are provided in the ACEL data. Assessments in classes P1, P4, P7 and a combined P1/P4/P7 levels are provided for each of subjects: Numeracy,  Reading, Writing, and Listening and Talking.  For the purposes of comparing and ranking schools the P1/P4/P7 combined scores were used and the total % meeting the level for each of the four subjects was averaged (Reading – % Meeting Level, Writing – % Meeting Level and Numeracy – % Meeting Level).  Allocation of schools into Bands for mapping purposes was as follows:

Band 1: average between 80% to 100% or from 320 to 400 for combined score for four measures
Band 2: average between 60% to 79% or from 240 to 319 for combined score for four measures
Band 3: average between 40% to 59% or from 160 to 239 for combined score for four measures
Band 4: average between 20% to 39% or from 80 to 159 for combined score for four measures
Band 5: average between 0% to 19% or from 0 to 79 for combined score for four measures

Notes on School Catchment Areas
Some local authorities do not make schools’ catchment areas available (i.e. areas on the map that are coloured pale blue) and the catchment areas for catholic schools are not shown.

School Locations
Individual schools are shown on the map black circles.  If you click on the school marker a pop-up will appear with additional information: the school name, 2023 rank, school roll, number of FTE teachers and the school website address.

Disclaimer
The catchment areas have been smoothed out a little in order to reduce the size of the web page download and will have slight differences. Parents should not rely on the datamap-scotland website to confirm the catchment area for any specific school or house within a zone as these can sometimes be very specific and may vary from data published by https://www.spatialhub.scot.  Many authorities publish accurate street by street data on school catchment areas on their websites.

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