Secondary league tables 2011: Best GCSE results

This table lists the 200 schools in England with the highest attainment at GCSE level.

The first column shows the proportion of pupils who attained the benchmark standard of five A*-C passes, or equivalent qualifications, including maths and English GCSEs. The average number of points scored per pupil is then used as a tie break - point scores are given for each qualification.

Schools marked IND are independent, those marked SEL select their pupils on the basis of academic activity. Schools marked AC are academies. Schools with fewer than 30 pupils are not included.

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School name Local authority What does this mean? Average point score What does this mean? Pupils with five good GCSEs (%)
Lawrence Sheriff School (VA, SEL) Warwickshire 784.8 100%
Newstead Wood School for Girls (FD, SEL) Bromley 780.8 100%
Colchester County High School for Girls (FD, SEL) Essex 743.9 100%
Colyton Grammar School (FD, SEL) Devon 719 100%
Skipton Girls' High School (FD, SEL) North Yorkshire 709.1 100%
Fort Pitt Grammar School (FD, SEL) Medway 695.5 100%
Heckmondwike Grammar School (ACC, SEL) Kirklees 694.4 100%
Westcliff High School for Girls (FD, SEL) Southend-on-Sea 691.7 100%
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls (VA, SEL) Birmingham 691 100%
Altrincham Grammar School for Boys (FD, SEL) Trafford 687.5 100%
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School (VA, SEL) Bromley 673.3 100%
The Tiffin Girls' School (FD, SEL) Kingston upon Thames 662.2 100%
Chelmsford County High School for Girls (FD, SEL) Essex 662 100%
Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls (CY, SEL) Birmingham 659.6 100%
Tonbridge Grammar School (FD, SEL) Kent 653.8 100%
Lancaster Girls' Grammar School (FD, SEL) Lancashire 648.5 100%
The North Halifax Grammar School (FD, SEL) Calderdale 648.3 100%
Dartford Grammar School (FD, SEL) Kent 646.9 100%
Sutton Grammar School for Boys (FD, SEL) Sutton 643.1 100%
Colchester Royal Grammar School (FD, SEL) Essex 642 100%
Newport Girls' High School (CY, SEL) Telford and Wrekin 641.2 100%
Torquay Boys' Grammar School (FD, SEL) Torbay 639.2 100%
The Folkestone School for Girls (FD, SEL) Kent 637.2 100%
South Wilts Grammar School for Girls (FD, SEL) Wiltshire 636.8 100%
Nonsuch High School for Girls (FD, SEL) Sutton 634.2 100%
King Edward VI High School for Girls (IND) Birmingham 633.3 100%
Burnham Grammar School (CY, SEL) Buckinghamshire 630.8 100%
King Henry VIII School (IND) Coventry 630.6 100%
Beths Grammar School (FD, SEL) Bexley 622.4 100%
Sir William Borlase's Grammar School (VC, SEL) Buckinghamshire 618.3 100%
St Paul's School (IND) Richmond upon Thames 617.8 100%
St Albans School (IND) Hertfordshire 617.2 100%
Westcliff High School for Boys Academy (ACC, SEL) Southend-on-Sea 617.2 100%
Wallington County Grammar School (FD, SEL) Sutton 614.9 100%
Wilson's School (VA, SEL) Sutton 612.8 100%
Dr Challoner's Grammar School (FD, SEL) Buckinghamshire 608.8 100%
Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet (ACC, SEL) Barnet 608.7 100%
Reading School (FD, SEL) Reading 606.4 100%
St Michael's Catholic Grammar School (VA, SEL) Barnet 604.7 100%
Bexley Grammar School (FD, SEL) Bexley 604.2 100%
Southend High School for Boys (FD, SEL) Southend-on-Sea 603.9 100%
St Nicholas' School (IND) Hampshire 603.7 100%
Wimbledon High School (IND) Merton 601.8 100%
Lancaster Royal Grammar School (VA, SEL) Lancashire 601.7 100%
Wolverhampton Girls' High School (FD, SEL) Wolverhampton 601.6 100%
Caistor Grammar School (FD, SEL) Lincolnshire 599.4 100%
Kendrick School (FD, SEL) Reading 597.3 100%
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys (VA, SEL) Birmingham 595.3 100%
Marling School (FD, SEL) Gloucestershire 595 100%
King's College School (IND, SEL) Merton 593.9 100%
King Edward VI School (IND) Southampton 592.9 100%
Guildford High School (IND) Surrey 591.8 100%
The Skinners' School (VA, SEL) Kent 588.8 100%
Bournemouth School for Girls (FD, SEL) Bournemouth 588.7 100%
Beaconsfield High School (FD, SEL) Buckinghamshire 586.6 100%
St Helen and St Katharine (IND, SEL) Oxfordshire 586.2 100%
Royal Grammar School (IND, SEL) Surrey 585.9 100%
The King's School, Grantham (FD, SEL) Lincolnshire 585.7 100%
Pate's Grammar School (VA, SEL) Gloucestershire 584.2 100%
The Swaminarayan School (IND) Brent 583.6 100%
Aylesbury High School (CY, SEL) Buckinghamshire 582.4 100%
Cranbrook School (VA, SEL) Kent 581.7 100%
St Gabriel's School (IND) West Berkshire 578.4 100%
Norwich High School for Girls GDST (IND) Norfolk 577.9 100%
Putney High School (IND) Wandsworth 576.7 100%
Woodford County High School (CY, SEL) Redbridge 576.7 100%
St Mary's School Ascot (IND) Windsor and Maidenhead 572.5 100%
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle (FD, SEL) Lincolnshire 571.5 100%
Ripon Grammar School (CY, SEL) North Yorkshire 571.4 100%
Sir William Perkins's School (IND) Surrey 570.4 100%
Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School (FD, SEL) Kent 569.3 100%
Blackheath High School (IND) Greenwich 568.5 100%
King Edward VI School (VA, SEL) Warwickshire 568.4 100%
Walthamstow Hall (IND) Kent 567.8 100%
Bradford Girls' Grammar School (IND) Bradford 566.4 100%
Withington Girls' School (IND) Manchester 564.5 100%
Dr Challoner's High School (VC, SEL) Buckinghamshire 564.2 100%
Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School (IND) Hertfordshire 563.9 100%
The Henrietta Barnett School (VA, SEL) Barnet 563.1 100%
Westminster School (IND) Westminster 562.1 100%
Leicester High School for Girls (IND) Leicester 561.5 100%
Chetwynde School (IND) Cumbria 560.8 100%
Barton Court Grammar School (FD, SEL) Kent 560.8 100%
Stretford Grammar School (FD, SEL) Trafford 559.4 100%
The Lady Eleanor Holles School (IND) Richmond upon Thames 559.2 100%
St Francis College (IND) Hertfordshire 555.5 100%
The Godolphin and Latymer School (IND) Hammersmith and Fulham 554.7 100%
Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls (IND) Hertfordshire 552.2 100%
Wycombe High School (FD, SEL) Buckinghamshire 551.6 100%
Torquay Girls Grammar School (FD, SEL) Torbay 549.8 100%
Churston Ferrers Grammar School (FD, SEL) Torbay 549.8 100%
Sir Thomas Rich's School (CY, SEL) Gloucestershire 549.1 100%
Highgate School (IND) Haringey 548.9 100%
Solihull School (IND) Solihull 547.4 100%
High School for Girls (FD, SEL) Gloucestershire 547.1 100%
Alleyn's School (IND) Southwark 546.6 100%
Francis Holland School (IND) Westminster 546.1 100%
Nottingham Girls' High School GDST (IND) Nottingham 544.2 100%
The Judd School (VA, SEL) Kent 544.1 100%
Brighton College (IND, SEL) Brighton and Hove 544 100%
Queenswood School (IND) Hertfordshire 542.9 100%
Reading Blue Coat School (IND) Wokingham 542.6 100%
Hampton School (IND) Richmond upon Thames 542.3 100%
Sevenoaks School (IND) Kent 542.2 100%
Leicester Grammar School Trust (IND) Leicestershire 540.7 100%
St Peter's School (Inc St Olaves and Clifton Pre-Prep) (IND) York 539.8 100%
King Edward's School (IND) Birmingham 539.1 100%
St Helen's School (IND) Hillingdon 538.5 100%
The Maynard School (IND, SEL) Devon 536.8 100%
Ribston Hall High School (FD, SEL) Gloucestershire 534.9 100%
Bradford Grammar School (IND) Bradford 534.3 100%
Notting Hill and Ealing High School (IND) Ealing 530.3 100%
Streatham and Clapham High School (IND) Lambeth 529.7 100%
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (FD, SEL) Trafford 528.6 100%
Townley Grammar School for Girls (CY, SEL) Bexley 528.5 100%
King Edward's School (IND) Bath and North East Somerset 527.3 100%
Manchester High School for Girls (IND, SEL) Manchester 527.3 100%
Oxford High School GDST (IND) Oxfordshire 526.9 100%
The Portsmouth Grammar School (IND) Portsmouth 525.9 100%
City of London School (IND) City of London 525.5 100%
Bablake School (IND) Coventry 522.9 100%
Stockport Grammar School (IND) Stockport 518.9 100%
St Paul's Girls' School (IND) Hammersmith and Fulham 518.3 100%
Bromley High School (IND) Bromley 515.2 100%
The Manchester Grammar School (IND) Manchester 513.8 100%
Eton College (IND) Windsor and Maidenhead 513.4 100%
Malvern St James (IND) Worcestershire 509.9 100%
Berkhamsted School (IND) Hertfordshire 508.7 100%
Birkdale School (IND) Sheffield 508.1 100%
Saint Martin's School (IND) Solihull 507.5 100%
Our Lady's Abingdon (IND) Oxfordshire 507.4 100%
St Benedict's School (IND) Ealing 506.6 100%
The Towers Convent School (IND) West Sussex 506.4 100%
The Cheltenham Ladies' College (IND) Gloucestershire 505.6 100%
Derby High School (IND) Derby 503.9 100%
St Swithun's School (IND) Hampshire 502 100%
Loughborough Grammar School (IND) Leicestershire 501.5 100%
Exeter School (IND) Devon 500.2 100%
Twycross House School (IND, SEL) Leicestershire 499.6 100%
Emanuel School (IND) Wandsworth 498.3 100%
Lingfield Notre Dame (IND, SEL) Surrey 497.5 100%
Heathfield School Pinner (IND) Harrow 497 100%
Bristol Grammar School (IND) Bristol, City of 495.9 100%
Forest School (IND) Waltham Forest 494.5 100%
Nottingham High School (IND) Nottingham 492.6 100%
St John's School (IND) Surrey 490.7 100%
Whitgift School (IND) Croydon 490.7 100%
St Dunstan's College (IND) Lewisham 489 100%
St George's College Weybridge (IND) Surrey 486.2 100%
Royal Grammar School (IND) Newcastle upon Tyne 482 100%
King Alfred School (IND) Barnet 479.1 100%
Shrewsbury School (IND) Shropshire 478.7 100%
Ditcham Park School (IND) Hampshire 475.1 100%
Red House School (IND) Stockton-on-Tees 472.1 100%
Stafford Grammar School (IND) Staffordshire 470.1 100%
Gateways School (IND) Leeds 450.5 100%
Channing School (IND, SEL) Haringey 445.4 100%
St John's Preparatory and Senior School Limited (IND) Enfield 442.2 100%
The Rochester Grammar School (FD, SEL) Medway 798 99%
King Edward VI Five Ways School (VA, SEL) Birmingham 784.1 99%
Invicta Grammar School (FD, SEL) Kent 701.8 99%
The Crossley Heath School (FD, SEL) Calderdale 679.2 99%
Langley Grammar School (FD, SEL) Slough 658 99%
The Blue Coat School (VA, SEL) Liverpool 640 99%
Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School (FD, SEL) Lancashire 629.2 99%
Wallington High School for Girls (FD, SEL) Sutton 627 99%
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School (VC, SEL) Medway 619.8 99%
Southend High School for Girls (FD, SEL) Southend-on-Sea 619.5 99%
Dartford Grammar School for Girls (FD, SEL) Kent 617.9 99%
Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls A Specialist College for Language and Science (CY, SEL) Warwickshire 612.3 99%
Central Newcastle High School (IND) Newcastle upon Tyne 608.1 99%
The Leys School (IND) Cambridgeshire 603.7 99%
King Edward VI Handsworth School (VA, SEL) Birmingham 602.6 99%
Bournemouth School (FD, SEL) Bournemouth 601.3 99%
Queen Mary's Grammar School (VA, SEL) Walsall 594.1 99%
Eltham College (IND) Bromley 592.6 99%
Edgbaston High School for Girls (IND) Birmingham 592.5 99%
King Edward VI Aston School (VA, SEL) Birmingham 591 99%
Highworth Grammar School for Girls (CY, SEL) Kent 588.5 99%
The Norton Knatchbull School (VC, SEL) Kent 588.1 99%
Royal Latin School (VC, SEL) Buckinghamshire 588 99%
Magdalen College School (IND) Oxfordshire 585.6 99%
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School (CY, SEL) Bexley 584.8 99%
City of London School for Girls (IND) City of London 581.5 99%
Weald of Kent Grammar School (FD, SEL) Kent 580.8 99%
The Crypt School (FD, SEL) Gloucestershire 579.5 99%
North London Collegiate School (IND) Harrow 578.3 99%
Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School (CY, SEL) Buckinghamshire 578 99%
Ilford County High School (CY, SEL) Redbridge 574.6 99%
Rainham Mark Grammar School (FD, SEL) Medway 571.2 99%
Herschel Grammar School (FD, SEL) Slough 568.5 99%
Abingdon School (IND) Oxfordshire 568.4 99%
The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe (FD, SEL) Buckinghamshire 566.1 99%
Ermysted's Grammar School (VA, SEL) North Yorkshire 565.5 99%
Stroud High School (FD, SEL) Gloucestershire 564.2 99%
Truro School (IND, SEL) Cornwall 563.4 99%
Highsted Grammar School (FD, SEL) Kent 562.6 99%
Devonport High School for Boys (FD, SEL) Plymouth 562.2 99%
Aylesbury Grammar School (FD, SEL) Buckinghamshire 561 99%
Stamford High School (IND) Lincolnshire 559.8 99%
What do the table headers mean?
Average point score
The average number of points netted per pupil at the institution taking AS/A-level or equivalent qualifications
Pupils with five good GCSEs
The percentage of pupils getting grades A*-C in five GCSE - or equivalent qualifications - including maths and English

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