Officially the top independent school in the East
23 Nov 2011
Following excellent GCSE and A level results, The Perse was ranked 25th in Britain and 1st in the East in a league table of the top 400 independent schools recently published in The Sunday Times. The Perse achieved its best ever A level results in 2011 with 79% of entries graded A*/A. At I/GCSE level, 89% of entries were graded A*/A.
Ed Elliott, Head, commented, “I am delighted that the hard work of Perse pupils and staff has been recognised by this achievement which follows on from research by The Sutton Trust showing The Perse to be the top performing school or college in the East for university entry.”
The independent research report published by The Sutton Trust earlier in the year placed The Perse 13th in a league table of the top 100 schools nationally based on the proportion of higher education applicants accepted at highly selective universities. Over 87% of Perse applicants were given places at the top universities, compared with a national school average of 23.8% and an independent school average of 48.2%. The Perse was the top performing institution in the Eastern region finishing clear of The Stephen Perse Foundation (82.4%) and Hills Road Sixth Form College (63%).
Ed Elliott, said, “The Sutton Trust league table is an excellent indicator of educational performance as university entry is a composite measure of school and pupil success. Admission to top universities is only possible with outstanding GCSE, AS and A level exam results combined with a strong track record of extra-curricular attainment, relevant work experience, and wider reading. A successful application to a top 30 university is the product of a rounded education supported by first class university applications advice. To have been placed 13th nationally is a true measure of the school’s success and our students’ achievements.”