TWO Wirral schools have been featured in The Times list of best primary schools in the country.

Families across Wirral will hear today, Tuesday, April 16, which primary school their children will attend at the start of the new school year in September.

The Times reported that experts predicted ‘more than 90 per cent of parents are expected to secure their first choice, but up to 45,000 children will have to settle for one of their lower preferences’.

And the publication revealed a list of the top 500 primary schools in England – making up three per cent of the 16,783 primaries in the country.

The ranking based upon each schools average scores in English, grammar and maths.

Primary schools in Wirral that featured in the list included Thornton Hough Primary School (ranked 340) and West Kirby St Bridget's CofE Primary School (ranked 493).

In Ellesmere Port, St Mary of the Angels RC Primary School ranked 316.

The Times reported that ‘the latest data shows that across the country combined reading, writing and maths levels are still lower than they were before Covid’.

However, the data also highlighted ‘how well some schools have helped the so-called “lost generation” to recover after Covid, as teachers grappled with falling attendance, a mental health crisis, overweight and screen-addicted children and even pupils turning up to school in nappies’.