Secondary league tables 2013: Best GCSE results

This table lists the 81 schools in England with the highest attainment at GCSE level. All their pupils attained the benchmark standard of five A*-C grades in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications, including maths and English GCSEs.

The average number of points scored per pupil is then used to rank the schools.

Schools where fewer than 30 pupils have taken the qualifications are not included.

Best performing schools

Academy Community Faith Free school Independent school Selective school Others Links in the table below will take you to the Department for Education’s website
(Rank) School name
Local authority
Average point scoreWhat does this mean?
(Rank) School name Local authority Average point scoreWhat does this mean?
ACC SEL
(1) Colyton Grammar School
Devon 882.5
ACC SEL
(2) Westcliff High School for Girls
Southend-on-Sea 783.7
ACC SEL Christian
(3) King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls
Birmingham 775.7
ACC SEL
(4) Colchester County High School for Girls
Essex 756.7
ACC SEL
(5) Heckmondwike Grammar School
Kirklees 744.9
ACC SEL
(6) King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford
Essex 723.5
VA SEL
(7) Lawrence Sheriff School
Warwickshire 710.9
ACC SEL
(8) The Blue Coat School
Liverpool 709.5
FD SEL
(9) The Crossley Heath School
Calderdale 687.9
ACC SEL
(10) The Folkestone School for Girls
Kent 678.1
ACC SEL Christian
(11) Colchester Royal Grammar School
Essex 677.3
ACC SEL
(12) Chelmsford County High School for Girls
Essex 667.6
ACC SEL
(13) Invicta Grammar School
Kent 663
ACC SEL
(14) Southend High School for Girls
Southend-on-Sea 660
ACC SEL
(15) Langley Grammar School
Slough 658.7
ACC SEL
(16) Wallington High School for Girls
Sutton 655.8
ACC SEL
(17) Newport Girls' High School
Telford and Wrekin 655.2
ACC SEL
(18) Lancaster Girls' Grammar School
Lancashire 652.5
VA SEL Church of England
(19) St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School
Bromley 651.9
ACC SEL
(20) Tonbridge Grammar School
Kent 646
ACC SEL
(21) Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet
Barnet 644.1
IND
(22) Badminton School
Bristol, City of 636.7
IND Christian
(23) King Edward VI High School for Girls
Birmingham 624.8
ACC SEL
(24) Reading School
Reading 624.7
ACC SEL
(25) Nonsuch High School for Girls
Sutton 622.6
ACC SEL
(26) Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School
Lincolnshire 620.1
VA SEL Roman Catholic
(27) St Michael's Catholic Grammar School
Barnet 618.2
IND
(28) North London Collegiate School
Harrow 617.1
IND
(29) Edgbaston High School for Girls
Birmingham 614.6
VA SEL
(30) The Skinners' School
Kent 613.1
IND Christian
(31) Guildford High School
Surrey 609
ACC SEL
(32) Caistor Grammar School
Lincolnshire 606.2
IND Church of England
(33) Wycombe Abbey School
Buckinghamshire 605.9
FD SEL
(34) Wolverhampton Girls' High School
Wolverhampton 603.9
IND Church of England
(35) City of London School for Girls
City of London 603.2
ACC SEL
(36) Torquay Boys' Grammar School
Torbay 595.8
IND
(37) Eton College
Windsor and Maidenhead 594.7
ACC SEL
(38) Queen Elizabeth's Grammar Alford - A Selective Academy
Lincolnshire 587
FD SEL
(39) Beaconsfield High School
Buckinghamshire 585.7
ACC SEL
(40) Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
Lancashire 584.2
IND Christian
(41) The Abbey School Reading
Reading 583.6
VC SEL
(42) Maidstone Grammar School for Girls
Kent 583
IND Christian
(43) Magdalen College School
Oxfordshire 581.6
ACC SEL
(44) Devonport High School for Girls
Plymouth 579
IND Roman Catholic
(45) The Towers Convent School
West Sussex 577.1
ACC SEL
(46) Sir Thomas Rich's School
Gloucestershire 576
IND Methodist
(47) Queenswood School
Hertfordshire 575.3
IND
(48) Benenden School
Kent 574.9
ACC SEL
(49) Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School
Bexley 572.8
ACC SEL
(50) Parkstone Grammar School
Poole 570.9
ACC SEL
(51) Rugby High School
Warwickshire 567.8
ACC SEL
(52) Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School
Medway 567
IND Church of England
(53) Brighton College
Brighton and Hove 561.7
IND Christian
(54) The Maynard School
Devon 561.3
IND
(55) Manchester High School for Girls
Manchester 554.9
ACC SEL
(56) Townley Grammar School
Bexley 552.1
VA SEL
(57) The Latymer School
Enfield 551.4
ACC SEL
(58) Stroud High School
Gloucestershire 550.4
IND Christian
(59) Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls
Hertfordshire 549.2
ACC SEL
(60) Sir William Borlase's Grammar School
Buckinghamshire 546.9
IND Christian
(61) Bishop's Stortford College
Hertfordshire 536.6
IND
(62) Tormead School
Surrey 535.8
IND Christian
(63) Kingston Grammar School
Kingston upon Thames 531.9
IND Christian
(64) The Queen's School
Cheshire West and Chester 531.6
ACC SEL
(65) Bishop Vesey's Grammar School
Birmingham 530.6
ACC SEL
(66) Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
Trafford 528.2
IND Church of England
(67) Trinity School
Croydon 524.1
IND
(68) Loughborough High School
Leicestershire 520.5
IND
(69) Bury Grammar School Girls
Bury 518.6
IND Christian
(70) St Francis College
Hertfordshire 512.7
IND
(71) University College School
Camden 512.1
IND
(72) Twycross House School
Leicestershire 503.9
IND Church of England
(73) Hurstpierpoint College
West Sussex 502.2
IND Church of England
(74) Bradford Girls' Grammar School
Bradford 501.6
IND Church of England
(75) Forest School
Waltham Forest 500.3
IND Church of England
(76) St Swithun's School
Hampshire 495.9
IND Church of England
(77) Derby High School
Derby 494.4
IND Christian
(78) Talbot Heath School
Bournemouth 488.2
IND
(79) Ditcham Park School
Hampshire 473.5
IND Christian
(80) St John's Preparatory and Senior School
Enfield 459.9
IND
(81) King's High School
Warwickshire 455
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The average number of points attained per pupil taking GCSE or equivalent qualifications

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