Three independent schools in the Cheshire West and Chester area are listed in the top 10 schools in the North West in The Sunday TImes Parent Power league table, to be published this Sunday, November 23.
In sixth place regionally is city-based girls’ school The Queen’s School with 86.4 per cent of A level results graded A*-B and 77.5 per cent of GCSE grades either A* or A. The school, on City Walls Road, is ranked 80th nationally, up from 127th last year.
Topping the league in the North West is Altrincham Grammar School for Girls followed by Altrincham Grammar School for Boys.
No state schools (secondary or primary) in Cheshire West and Chester made the top ten in the North West. The full guide will be published in print and online in The Sunday Times this weekend.
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. There are also live links to school websites and schools’ most recent inspection reports.
The rankings in the secondary school league tables are determined by the percentage of 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.
An analysis of Key Stage 2 SAT outcomes at Level 5 from 2013 is used to rank state primary schools and independent preparatory schools.