These 14 York schools feature in this year’s list of the best in Britain

Where did our schools rank?
27 Nov 2016 @ 8.21 pm
| Education

Every year the Sunday Times brings out its guide to schools.

This year’s has just been published. The 24th edition of Parent Power identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their recent examination results.

Altogether 14 schools in and around York feature in that list, including one state primary, four state comprehensive and nine private secondary schools.

According to the ranking York has the top two schools in the North in Queen Ethelburga’s College and St Peter’s, both fee-paying schools.

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Photograph © sharpemtbr

York also has one of the top ten state secondary schools in the North. Fulford School is at number ten in that list, while it is 213= in the full list of 2K schools.

Two state secondary schools rank higher than fee-paying equivalents in the city: Fulford is ranked above Bootham, The Mount and Pocklington Schools, while Archbishop Holgate’s is above the latter two.

Ripon Grammar School is named as the top state sector school in the North for an impressive forth year in a row.

The Sunday Times Parent Power report is considered an authoritative survey of the country’s best schools. It comes out a few weeks ahead of the official Government tables for secondary school performance.

Here’s the full breakdown.

All the schools in or near York that make the list

Sunday Times rankSchoolCategory
28=Naburn C of E Primary SchoolSmall state primary
37=Cundall Manor SchoolPrivate secondary
52Queen Ethelburga's CollegePrivate secondary
89St Peter's SchoolPrivate secondary
148=The Faculty of Queen Ethelburga'sPrivate secondary
160=Queen Margaret's SchoolPrivate secondary
203=Ampleforth CollegePrivate secondary
213=Fulford SchoolState comprehensive
228Bootham SchoolPrivate secondary
242Archbishop Holgate's SchoolState comprehensive
275The Mount SchoolPrivate secondary
286Pocklington SchoolPrivate secondary
323=Huntington SchoolState comprehensive
325All Saints RC SchoolState comprehensive
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The top 10 state secondary schools in the North

Regional rankSchool nameTownA-level A*-B (%)GCSE A*/A (%)20162015 national rank
1Ripon Grammar SchoolRipon76.260.673=87
2Skipton Girls' High SchoolSkipton69.864.7100100
3Ermysted's Grammar SchoolSkipton67.852.7135110
4Heckmondwike Grammar SchoolHeckmondwike60.663.5142=167=
5The Crossley Heath SchoolHalifax60.959.9148107
6Silverdale SchoolSheffield70.836.9160209
7The North Halifax Grammar SchoolHalifax61.651.5165=162
8Tapton SchoolSheffield67.437.1174210
9Stokesley SchoolStokesley65.833.9197317
10Fulford SchoolYork63.336.2213=178
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How they work out the rankings

Secondary school league tables
The rankings in are determined by the percentage of examination entries gaining A* to B grades at A-level this summer (which is given double weighting) and the percentage of entries returning A* and A grades at GCSE

Primary schools
Primary schools are ranked on their performance in Standard Assessment Tests (Sats) taken between 2013 and 2015

The top 10 independent secondary schools in the North

Regional rankSchool nameTownA-level A*- B (%)GCSE A*/A (%)2016 national rank2015 national rank
1Queen Ethelburga's CollegeYork97.968.55252
2St Peter's SchoolYork83.376.189103
3The Grammar School at LeedsLeeds82.966.3110119
4Bradford Grammar SchoolBradford80.471.1112128
5Wakefield Girls' High SchoolWakefield75.575.2140117
6The Faculty of Queen Ethelburga'sYork95.931.7148=140=
7Queen Margaret's School (York)York78.761.9160=159
8Hymers CollegeHull75.866.1166118
9Queen Elizabeth Grammar SchoolWakefield7564.5176217=
10Sheffield High School GDSTSheffield69.769.3198161
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