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The Top 20 High Schools in the West Midlands – According to The Sunday Times Schools Guide

A new guide to the top 20 secondary schools in the West Midlands has been published today by The Sunday Times as part of its Parent Power schools guide.

The highest-achieving schools have been revealed using GCSE and A-level results from 2017 to 2019 instead of including the grades given during the Covid pandemic.

It allows parents to compare the results of their child’s school or potential schools with other schools in the same city, local authority or nationally.

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As expected, many of the best schools in West Midlands are grammar schools, but there are some interesting additions that are not.

The best independent high school in the West Midlands has been named King Edward VI High School for Girls in Birmingham, followed by Concord College in Shrewsbury and King Edward’s School in Birmingham.

When it comes to state secondary schools, the King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys in Birmingham is number one, followed by the King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls and the King Edward VI School in Stratford-upon-Avon, all of which are grammar schools.

The best schools that are not grammar schools are St. Benedict’s Catholic High School in Alcester and Tudor Grange Academy in Solihull.

Sunday Times’ Top 20 High Schools in the West Midlands

Regional rank

School name

Town

A-level A * -B (%)

GCSE A * / A / 9/8/7 (%)

2022

national rank

1

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys

Birmingham

87.1

86.0

10

2

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

Birmingham

82.0

85.9

19

3

King Edward VI School, Stratford

Stratford-upon-Avon

85.7

77.4

22

4

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

Sutton Coldfield

80.6

75.6

30

5

Stratford Girls’ Grammar School

Stratford-upon-Avon

76.6

81.6

32

6

Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School

Sutton Coldfield

79.8

70.3

35

7

Wolverhampton Girls’ High School

Wolverhampton

72.1

75.2

56

8

King Edward VI Five Ways School

Birmingham

71.8

72.2

63 =

9

Newport Girls’ High School

Newport

65.3

81.3

67

10

Queen Mary’s Grammar School

Walsall

68.1

72.1

76

11

Queen Mary’s Grammar School

Walsall

68.1

72.1

77

12

Rugby High School

Rugby

68.6

71.0

83

13

King Edward VI Handsworth School

Birmingham

67.7

70.6

93

14

Lawrence Sheriff School

Rugby

68.9

62.0

101

15

Alcester Grammar School

Alcester

66.7

63.7

109

16

Adams Jewelry

Newport

67.8

59.1

152

17

King Edward VI Aston School

Birmingham

59.1

58.7

170

18

Queen Mary’s High School

Walsall

54.1

62.9

179

19

St. Benedict’s RC High School

Alcester

73.0

21.3

193

20

Tudor Grange Academy

Solihull

64.2

36.2

201

The rankings in the high school league tables are determined by the average percentage of exam registrations in the three years from 2017 to 2019 that achieve A * to B grades at A level (which are awarded a double weighting) and the average percentage of recurring registrations 9-7 or A * and A grades on GCSE.

You can find out more about the parenting guide and search for your school here, where you will also find links to the school’s websites and the schools’ latest supervision reports.

Only schools that published their results in those years or revealed them to The Sunday Times have been included in this edition of The Sunday Times Schools Guide, which includes about 1,700 schools. Exam results from 2020 and 2021 have not been used to determine this year’s parenting rankings.

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Alastair McCall, editor of Parent Power, said: “The need for clarity around school diploma performance has never been greater after two years of teacher-rated grades, where the number of top grades for quite understandable reasons increased dramatically.

“We felt it was important to go back to the latest sets of moderated public exam results from 2019, 2018 and 2017 to get the most accurate and current picture of the school’s academic performance.

“By taking a three-year average, we offset relatively poor results in a single year.”

He added: “At a time when some schools are having a hard time substantiating academic proficiency claims based on results from 2021 and 2020, we believe that these rankings – and all the additional information offered in parenting – give parents a more reliable guide to academic achievement in schools today. “

Other independent secondary schools featured in the guide include Rugby School, King’s High School in Warwick, Warwick School, Bablake and King Henry VIII School in Coventry, Shrewsbury School, King’s Worcester and Malvern St James Girls’ School.

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