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Perse School Cambridge

According to the latest Sunday Times “Parent Power” ranking, secondary state schools in Cambridge are being outperformed by private, independent schools in Essex.

Among the list of top schools for the East of EnglandĀ  are four Cambridge independent schools, with the Stephen Perse foundation holding position number one, followed by The Perse School, St Mary’s School and the Leys School which are also renowned independent schools in Cambridge.

The Sunday Times provides these rankings for now almost a quarter of a century. Parents can use these rankings when you want to compare schools with each other in terms of education quality.

What factors in the final ranking is percentage of pupils who are gaining A* to B grades at A-level in a year as well as the number of those students who are obtaining A* and A grades at GCSE

This year, the Sunday Times Parent Power ranking list includes 2000 schools United Kingdom, including public and independent schools. The published the annual list this past Sunday.

Among the noteworthy finds is that Cambridge’s Stephen Perse Foundation managed to climb 22 ranks up resulting that it is now at rank 18th among all the schools in UK.

The principle of the Stephen Perse Foundation, Tricia Kelleher said to the press that the school is very proud of the ranking:

“Our students work extremely hard to achieve such high grades and their commitment to learning and thinking independently is commendable. With 97.6% of our A-level students achieving A* to B grades and the Foundation sitting in the top 5% for International Baccalaureate results globally, our students have gone onto careers around the globe and with 86.1% of our GCSE students having achieved A* and A grades, they are set for a great future.”

She added: “To sit at the top of a list of schools around the region and at number 18 of 2,000 schools around the country is a great achievement and we look forward to seeing our students continuing their successes.”

For private and independent schools in the UK, this year’s ranking results are yet again proof for their excellent education quality as compared to state schools. At prep school in Herts you can learn more about the benefits of an independent school.

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