The highest performing schools across the UK have been ranked, in the 29th addition of The Sunday Times Schools Guide, and its latest edition was released today.
The rankings for primary schools is judged upon skills in reading, grammar and mathematics. Whereas secondary schools are ranked upon the examination entries of schools gaining A* - B grades at A-level and the average percentages of examination entries receiving the top grades at secondary schools
The rankings include schools at various levels, such as independent secondary schools, state secondary schools and primary schools, and Bristol has achieved well in the respected rankings, with five schools across the three categories.
The ranking system, Parent Power, is held in high regard, and is widely regarded as the best survey of the countries best performing schools.
Despite the great showing in the South West, Bristol could not boast about state secondary schools, as they didn’t have one to feature in the top 10 state secondary school in the South West.
However, Bristol faired much better in the primary school rankings, as Elmlea Primary School was ranked as the number 1 primary school in the South West, according to the Parent Power. Elmlea also did fantastic nationally, coming in at 35th place.
In the category of top 10 independent secondary schools, Badminton School, which is a boarding day schools ranked fourth. It also did fairly well in the national rankings, coming in at 77th. The school is located in Westbury-on-Trym.
St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School, located on Luckington Road came joint-fourth in the rankings, and also did well nationally, coming in at 74th.
The other two that ranked high, and represented Bristol well was Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital and Redmaids’ High School, which placed 7th and 10th respectively, in the top 10 independent secondary schools in the South West.
So, that rounds the top 10. Elmlea Primary, Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital, Redmaids’ High School, St Theresa’s Primary and Badminton School doing well for Bristol both in the South West and nationally.