TUDOR Grange Academy has been named as Solihull’s best performing state school in the 2019 GCSE results.
New figures from the Department of Education show how pupils across England did in the exams.
The ranking is based on Attainment 8 – an average of eight subjects taken at GCSE. They include English, Maths and a mix of other subjects – and the higher the score, the better.
Across Solihull the average Attainment score was 47.5 – higher than the 46.7 average for pupils across all state-funded schools in England.
Originally founded as a boys grammar in 1957, Tudor Grange Academy, a mixed comprehensive with 1,600 students, scored 60.8 per pupil in their 2019 GCSE exams. It also achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.5 – which shows how well pupils of all abilities have progressed in secondary school – the highest in the area.
Arden Academy was next where each pupil achieved an average Attainment 8 score of 58.6, followed by St Peter’s Catholic School and Specialist Science College with a score of 53.1 per student.
Other top performing schools included Heart of England School (50.2), Alderbrook School (49.6), Langley School (48.8), Park Hall Academy (47.8), Light Hall School (46.5), Grace Academy Solihull (45.5), John Henry Newman Catholic College (45.5) and Lode Heath School (45).
In Birmingham the top three highest performing schools were King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys which scored 82.7 points per pupil across this measure,followed by King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls where girls had an average Attainment 8 score of 79.7 points and King Edward VI Five Ways School where each pupil scored 76.8 on average. Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham achieved a Progress 8 score of 1.7, the highest in the city.
The Henrietta Barnett School in Barnet was the top-performing school in the country, with students scoring an average 85.1 points each and Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School in Blackburn with Darwen was the school where students made the most academic progress across England, with a Progress 8 score of 2.1.