Trinity School goes to top of the class in post-pandemic exams

Trinity School goes to top of the class in post-pandemic exams

Single-sex selective schools shine in the year Sunday times School rankings where the highest state school in Croydon is only 186th

Outstanding performance: Trinity School delivered its best exam results

Trinity, the £20,000 boys’ school in Shirley Park, has been ranked as the best school in Croydon and among the top 25 independent schools in the country for the first time this year Sunday times Guide for Parents.

This year’s 23rd place nationally is Trinity’s highest-ever finish and puts her well ahead of fellow Whitgift Foundation schools, Whitgift, equal 46th, and Old Palace, 182nd.

The only Croydon State school to appear in the 30th edition of the Parent Power Guide list is the Coloma Convent Girls’ School on Upper Shirley Road, which was ranked 186th nationally.

According to the guide’s authors, half of the country’s top 10 secondary schools in both the state and fee-paying sectors are in London. All students in the best schools in the private and government sectors take entrance tests at the age of 11 or 13 to gain a place. Many of the top-performing schools in both sectors are also single-sex.

The tables are based on last summer’s GCSE and A-level results, the first post-Covid public exams.

Croydon’s Best State School: Coloma girls finished 186th

According to that Sunday times Rankings, St Paul’s Girls’ in West London is the best performing school in the country. St. Paul’s Girls’ has topped the charts among fee-paying schools every year since 2011. The £27,792 school this year had 95.1 per cent of its sixth-formers A*/A grades at A level, while 97.9 per cent of GCSEs were graded 9-7 or A*/A.

For Croydon’s top-performing school, Trinity, these comparative figures were 80 per cent and 93 per cent.

At Coloma, 77.9 percent received A*/A grades at A level, while 43.3 percent achieved the higher grades at GCSE.

In the state sector, the top-performing schools are all girls: Henrietta Barnett School in Hampstead, which has 30 applicants who take their entrance exam for every available place in year 7. The school was recently downgraded from Outstanding to Good. by Ofsted, the Schools Inspectorate.

The best performing comprehensive school in London is The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School in Upminster, which selects 10 per cent of its pupils in the seventh year for suitability for physical education or music. Nationally, it ranked 77th, up from 208th in 2021.

Of other notable local schools, Alleyn’s at Dulwich was ranked 26th nationally, Reigate Grammar 34th, Dulwich College 28th and JAGS – James Allen’s Girls’ – 48th.

Beginning of the form: Wilson’s in Wallington is ranked as the third best public secondary school in London

In a list of the best state secondary schools in London, Wilson’s Grammar in Wallington came third, Tiffin Girls’ in Kingston fourth, St Olave’s in Orpington (the old school of MP Chris Philp of Croydon South) fifth, Wallington High School for Girls ninth and Nonsuch High School for Girls at Cheam 10th, Sutton Grammar 11th and Wallington CGS 13. All were graded ahead of Coopers’ Company and Coborn.

No Croydon state school has made the top 30 in London.

During the pandemic, the government withdrew rankings for the first time since 1993 because exams were canceled and teachers’ assessments had to be relied on. “Collecting data on extracurricular activities and learning support is challenging on many levels,” she said Sunday times said, “and it is not yet possible to compare schools in the UK fairly.

“But we can look at what happened in the exam room this summer.”

Schools were ranked at A level and GCSE on performance in Summer 2022. “School rankings are based on their combined performance on these exams,” the newspaper explained.

The average results in the UK are: at A level, 62.8 per cent of enrollments in 2022 were at grade B and above; At the GCSE, 26.3 percent of entries in 2022 were in grades 7 and above.

“Academic achievement is just one aspect of school life”: Principal Alasdair Kennedy with students at Trinity

At Trinity School, the First XV won the National Schools Rugby Cup at Twickenham for the first time this year, while the Trinity Boys’ Choir enjoy an internationally respected reputation.

Former students at the school include two ex-MPs, Gavin Barwell and Andrew Pelling, Andrew Gowers, the former editor of the financial timesMark Butcher, who played cricket for Surrey and England, military historian Correlli Barnett and Colin Sell, the pianist I’m sorry I have no idea.

Alasdair Kennedy, Trinity’s principal, said he and his staff were “very proud” of the school’s recognition in this week’s rankings.

“Academic results are just one aspect of school life at Trinity, and the success we strive for is evident in the types of people our students become and the excellence they achieve,” said Kennedy.

“We want Trinity students to love being part of our rich and diverse community, to benefit from opportunities to learn and engage, and to become the very best version of themselves and positively impact the world when they leave us.

“This is the greatest success for us.”

Trinity students achieved the school’s highest GCSE scores to date this summer, with 93 percent scoring 9, 8 or 7 grades (A*/A). In the upper grades, 84 percent of the students went to the university or further education center of their choice.

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