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Grantham grammar schools top performance tables

Two schools in Grantham have been named in the top three performing state schools in the East Midlands.

According to Parent Power The Times and Sunday Times Schools Guide 2020, King’s School is the second top performing state secondary school in the region while Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School (KGGS) is third.

At the King’s School, 60 per cent of A-level exams achieve A*-B and 66.9 per cent of GCSE exams taken achieves A*/A/9/8/7. This year the school is ranked 138th nationally, compared to 195th in 2018.


KGGS was the third best performing state secondary school in the East Midlands. At A-level, 62.8 per cent of exams taken achieved A*-B, while at GCSE level,58.7 per cent of exams achieved A*/A/9/8/7. This year the school is ranked 149th nationally compared to 131st last year.

Headmaster of King’s School Simon Pickett said: “I am immensely proud that the staff and students at King’s have achieved national recognition.

“The Sunday Times provides a snapshot of performance. However, it is the only measure that combines both GCSE and A Level results together, providing a unique review of performance.

“It is very pleasing to see Grantham recognised in two of the top three places in the East Midlands. We are delighted with the result and the individual successes of all of our students.

“They work really hard, supported by all of the staff, to give themselves the best possible options for their futures.”

KGGS headteacher James Fuller said: “We are delighted with the results achieved by our students and staff this year and are immensely proud that their outstanding efforts and achievements have been publicly recognised.

WAlthough the tables only give a snapshot of how a school is performing, it is interesting to see how we are performing in comparison to other selective schools in the area and see what we can learn from them to help our students to continue to perform at the very highest levels.

“In addition to this, it is great to see so many Grantham schools performing well and thereby providing a solid educational base via which students in and around Grantham can achieve and excel.”

The 27th edition of Parent Power identifies the 2,000 highest achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their recent examination results.

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