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Where are the Best Schools in Birmingham?

written by naomi baron


The Sunday Times has released its list of the top secondary schools in the West Midlands.  Birmingham has achieved top results in both the independent and state school parent Power schools guide.

King Edward VI High School for Girls has taken the number 1 spot in the independent school rankings, with King Edwards School in 3rd place, and Edgbaston High School for Girls in 8th spot on the list.

The survey, which is published several weeks ahead of the official Government tables for secondary school performance is widely recognised as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best performing schools.  The positionings of the schools in the league tables are determined by A-Level examination entries achieving A* to B grades as well as the percentage that returned A* and A grades, with the previous given a double weighting.  The calculations for rankings also include those that are graded 9, 8 and 7 and GCSE and iGCSE.

In the case of the number 1 independent school in Birmingham, King Edward VI High School for Girls achieved more than 95 per cent of its A-level results between A*- B grades, while more than 93 per cent of its GCSE grades were graded as A*-A.

The state schools in Birmingham also made the grade, with a further three Birmingham-based schools in the top 10 list.  King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys and King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls were in 2nd and 3rd place respectively, with King Edward VI Five Ways School in 8th spot.

With such strong schools across the Birmingham suburbs, it makes sense that the surrounding areas are always popular for families relocating to ensure their children are within good travelling distance to attend these high-flying educational establishments.