Grantham grammar schools top performance tables
The two grammar schools in Grantham have been named in the top 10 performing state secondary schools in the East Midlands.
The impressive results for Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School (KGGS) and King’s School were released in Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2019, published in The Sunday Times and online on Sunday.
The 26th edition of Parent Power identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their recent examination results.
As well as assessment of all academic results on a school by school basis, Parent Power enables parents to compare the performance of a given school with other schools in the same town, local authority or nationally.
KGGS came second in the performance table.
Headteacher David Scott said that he was immensely proud of the students and staff at the school and was pleased that their outstanding efforts and achievements had been publicly recognised.
He added: “Although these league tables only give a snapshot of the effectiveness of schools, it is interesting to see how we are performing against other selective schools in the region. The Sunday Times table is the only one which combines both A-level and GCSE performance together and so it provides a unique view. If there are going to be such league tables, then obviously I want KGGS to appear at or near the top.
“Anything that puts positive news about Grantham in the minds of the wider public must be good for the town.
“The whole point of the Sunday Times publication is to help parents when they are choosing schools, and maybe even which town to live in. Having two Grantham secondary schools in the top five in the East Midlands should be good for our local economy.”
King’s School came fifth in the table.
Headmaster Simon Pickett said he is “very pleased”. He added: “This is particularly pleasing given the changing landscape and the budgetary constraints we have faced.
“I am really delighted that once again the staff and students have done themselves, and the school, proud with achievements exceeding even our high expectations.
“We are absolutely delighted with all of our students’ individual successes. They work really hard, supported by all of the staff, to give themselves the best options for their futures.”
Parent Power is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best schools.
The rankings in the secondary school league tables are determined by the percentage of examination entries gaining A* to B grades at A-level this summer and the percentage of entries returning A*, A, 9, 8 and 7 grades at GCSE.
They are published several weeks ahead of the official Government tables.