The Perse claims 2024 Sunday Times regional school accolade

The Perse School has been named top independent secondary school for academic performance in East Anglia in Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide for the second year in a row.

Based on exam results, The Perse has retained the accolade in the 2024 edition of Parent Power, which identifies the highest-achieving schools in the UK, having also achieved the feat in the 2023 volume.

Rankings have been determined by the percentage of exam entries gaining A* to B at A level and 9 to 7 (equivalent to the former A* to A grades) at GCSE.

The Perse led the way in the regional independent school standings this year with 92.97% of entries graded A* to B at A level and 86.5% of GCSE results graded 9 to 7.

Parent Power can be viewed online by Times and Sunday Times subscribers here, while a Parent Power supplement will also be published with The Sunday Times on Sunday (3 December).

The top 10 schools in East Anglia for academic performance, according to Parent Power can be found below.

  1. The Perse School, Cambridge (31=)
  2. The Leys, Cambridge (101)
  3. Chigwell School (107)
  4. Norwich High School for Girls GDST (116=)
  5. Stephen Perse Senior School, Cambridge (118)
  6. Ipswich School (126)
  7. Norwich School (127)
  8. St Mary’s School, Cambridge (184)
  9. Woodbridge School (186)
  10. Brentwood School (191)


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