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Best value grammar schools

Article published 2nd May 2012

Grammar School value addedWe examined the value-added from KS2 to GCSE for 2009, 2010, and 2011 to see which state, selective grammar schools added the most value to their offspring.

 A note of caution - the more highly selective a grammar school, the less scope there will be to add value.

 

 

Grammar School Value Added Table

Average value added is 1000. Values are averaged across 2009, 2010, 2011.

Click on a school name to find out more about the school.

School Name Town KS2 - GCSE Value Added Value Added Rank
Wilsons School A GSG School Wallington 1053.8 1
Dr Challoners Grammar SchoolA GSG School
Amersham 1049.8 2
Colyton Grammar School A GSG School
Colyton 1048.9 3
Wallington County Grammar School A GSG School Wallington 1039.9 4
Torquay Boys' Grammar School A GSG School
Torquay 1039.1 5
Newport Girls' High School
Newport 1038.9 6
South Wilts Grammar School For Girls A GSG School Salisbury 1038.7 7
Queen Elizabeths School, Barnet A GSG School Barnet
1038.4 8
Invicta Grammar School
Maidstone 1038.0 9
Queen Mary's Grammar School
Walsall 1037.8 10
Reading School
Reading
1037.7 11
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
Birmingham
1037.1 12
Saint Michaels Catholic Grammar School A GSG School London 1036.8 13
Henrietta Barnett School (The) A GSG School
London 1034.2 14
Dover Grammar School For Girls
Dover 1033.7 15
Skinners' School (The)
Tunbridge Wells 1033.7 16
Tiffin School A GSG School
Kingston Upon Thames
1033.3 17
Cranbrook School A GSG School Cranbrook 1033.2 18
Ilford County High School
Ilford 1032.6 19
Altrincham Grammar School For Girls A GSG School
Altrincham 1032.1 20
Sir Joseph Williamsons Mathematical School
Rochester 1032.0 21
Rochester Grammar School (The)
Rochester 1031.3 22
Saint Olaves And Saint Saviours Grammar School A GSG School
Orpington 1031.1 23
Pates Grammar School A GSG School
Cheltenham 1030.8 24
Adams Grammar School
Newport 1030.6 25
Judd School (The) A GSG School
Tonbridge 1030.3 26
Nonsuch High School For Girls A GSG School Sutton 1030.2 27
Lancaster Royal Grammar School A GSG School
Lancaster 1030.1 28
Latymer School (The) A GSG School
London 1030.1 29
Queen Elizabeths Grammar, Alford
Alford 1029.8 30
Tonbridge Grammar School A GSG School
Tonbridge 1029.5 31
Woodford County High School A GSG School
Woodford Green 1029.4 32
Westcliff High School for Boys
Westcliff-on-Sea
1028.9 33
Bishop Wordsworths Grammar School A GSG School
Salisbury 1028.5 34
Sutton Grammar School For Boys A GSG School
Sutton 1028.5 34
Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe (The) A GSG School
High Wycombe 1028.0 36
Altrincham Grammar School For Boys A GSG School
Altrincham 1027.4 37
Upton Hall School FCJ
Wirral 1026.7 38
King Edward VI Five Ways School A GSG School
Birmingham 1026.3 39
Lawrence Sheriff School
Rugby 1026.2 40
Colchester Royal Grammar School A GSG School Colchester 1026.2 41
Tiffin Girls' School (The) A GSG School Kingston Upon Thames 1025.1 42
Sir William Borlases Grammar School A GSG School
Marlow 1024.0 43
Sir Thomas Rich's School
Gloucester 1023.2 44
Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School*[90%] Tunbridge Wells 1023.2 44
Parmiters School*[25%] A GSG School
Watford 1023.0 46
Heckmondwike Grammar School
Heckmondwike 1022.6 47
Stroud High School A GSG School
Stroud 1022.6 47
Wycombe High School
High Wycombe 1021.8 49
Ermysteds Grammar School A GSG School
Skipton 1021.8 49
Dr Challoners High School A GSG School
Little Chalfont 1021.6 51
Dartford Grammar School
Dartford 1021.1 52
Lancaster Girls Grammar School A GSG School
Lancaster 1020.8 53
Royal Latin School
Buckingham 1020.7 54
Colchester County High School For Girls A GSG School
Colchester 1020.3 55
Beaconsfield High School
Beaconsfield 1020.2 56
Wallington High School for Girls A GSG School
Wallington 1020.1 57
Newstead Wood School For Girls A GSG School
Orpington 1020.1 58
Chelmsford County High School For Girls A GSG School
Chelmsford 1020.0 59
Southend High School for Girls
Southend-on-Sea 1019.6 60
Aylesbury High School
Aylesbury 1019.3 61
Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls
Sutton Coldfield 1019.0 62
Aylesbury Grammar School A GSG School
Aylesbury 1018.7 63
Ripon Grammar School A GSG School
Ripon 1018.4 64
Westcliff High School for Girls
Westcliff-on-Sea 1017.9 65
King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford A GSG School
Chelmsford 1017.9 66
Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School
Canterbury 1017.9 67
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls A GSG School
Birmingham 1017.8 68
Kendrick School
Reading 1017.3 69
Torquay Girls Grammar School A GSG School
Torquay
1017.2 70
Churston Ferrers Grammar School A GSG School
Brixton 1017.1 71
Fort Pitt Grammar School Chatam 1017.0 72
Herschel Grammar School
Slough 1016.6 73
Saint Anselm's College
Prenton 1016.6 74
Saint Josephs College*[10%]
Stoke-on-Trent 1016.4 75
High School for Girls
Gloucester 1015.9 76
King Edward VI Aston School
Birmingham 1015.6 77
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Clitheroe 1015.0 78
Parkstone Grammar School A GSG School
Poole 1014.4 79
Bournemouth School A GSG School
Bournemouth 1014.3 80
Caistor Grammar School A GSG School
Caistor 1014.2 81
Folkestone School for Girls (The)
Folkestone 1014.1 82
Ashlawn School*[32%]
Rugby 1013.4 83
West Kirby Grammar School
Wirral 1013.4 84
King Edward VI Handsworth School A GSG School
Birmingham 1013.2 85
Blue Coat School (The)
Liverpool 1012.9 86
Weald of Kent Grammar School
Tonbridge 1012.5 87
Sir Roger Manwoods School A GSG School
Sandwich 1012.4 88
Poole Grammar School A GSG School
Poole 1012.1 89
Wirral Grammar School for Girls
Wirral 1011.8 90
Dartford Grammar School for Girls
Dartford 1011.7 91
Wolverhampton Girls' High School
Wolverhampton 1011.7 92
Kesteven and Sleaford High School
Sleaford 1011.3 93
Oakwood Park Grammar School
Maidstone 1010.9 94
Queen Elizabeth's High School, Gainsborough (The)
Gainsborough 1010.7 95
Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School
Grantham 1010.5 96
Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys
Canterbury 1010.5 97
Crypt School (The)
Gloucester 1010.2 98
Townley Grammar School for Girls
Bexleyheath 1010.1 99
Skipton Girls High School A GSG School
Skipton 1009.9 100
Kings School, Grantham (The)
Grantham 1009.8 101
Highworth Grammar School for Girls
Ashford 1009.7 102
Bishop Vesey's Grammar School
Sutton Coldfield 1009.2 103
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
Faversham 1008.8 104
Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School For Girls
Stratford-upon-Avon 1008.6 105
Carre's Grammar School
Sleaford 1008.5 106
King Edward VI School (Stratford-upon-Avon) A GSG School
Stratford-upon-Avon 1007.9 107
Alcester Grammar School Alcester 1007.6 108
Calday Grange Grammar School
Wirral 1007.6 109
Queen Mary's High School
Walsall 1107.6 110
Southend High School for Boys
Southend-on-Sea 1006.8 111
Spalding High School
Spalding 1005.9 112
Highsted Grammar School
Sittingbourne 1005.8 113
Chesham Grammar School
Chesham 1004.6 114
Wirral Grammar School for Boys
Wirral 1004.6 115
Rugby High School
Rugby 1003.7 116
Beths Grammar School
Bexley 1003.4 117
Rainham Mark Grammar School Gillingham 1003.3 118
Maidstone Grammar School
Maidstone 1003.3 119
Barton Court Grammar School
Slough 1003.3 120
King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth (The)
Louth 1003.1 121
Harvey Grammar School (The)
Folkestone 1003.0 122
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls
Maidstone 1002.5 123
Burnham Grammar School
Slough
1002.0 124
Langley Grammar School A GSG School
Slough 1001.5 125
Dover Grammar School For Girls
Dover 1001.4 126
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (Penrith) A GSG School
Penrith 1001.4 127
Gravesend Grammar School
Gravesend 1001.1 128
Dane Court Grammar School A GSG School Broadstairs 1001.0 129
Saint Bernard's Catholic Grammar School
Slough 1000.7 130
Bexley Grammar School
Welling 1000.6 131
Norton Knatchbull School (The)
Ashford 1000.3 132
Chatham Grammar School for Girls
Chatham 1000.2 133
Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School
Rossendale 1000.0 134
John Hampden Grammar School
High Wycombe 999.8 135
Bourne Grammar School
Bourne 999.6 136
Queen Elizabeths Grammar School, Horncastle
Horncastle 999.6 137
Loreto Grammar School
Altrincham 999.6 138
Wilmington Grammar School for Girls
Dartford 999.5 139
Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
Tunbridge Wells 999.1 140
Sale Grammar School A GSG School
Sale 998.9 141
Stretford Grammar School
Manchester 998.5 142
Devonport High School for Boys A GSG School
Plymouth 998.3 143
Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School Federation (The)
Ramsgate 998.0 144
Bournemouth School For Girls A GSG School
Bournemouth 996.9 145
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School Sidcup 996.8 146
Marling School
Stroud 996.0 147
North Halifax Grammar School (The)
Halifax 995.9 148
Ribston Hall High School
Gloucester 995.4 149
Devonport High School For Girls A GSG School
Plymouth 995.4 150
Crossley Heath School (The)
Halifax 995.0 151
Spalding Grammar School
Spalding 994.4 152
Plymouth High School for Girls A GSG School
Plymouth 994.3 153
Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School
Aylesbury 994.0 154
Boston High School Boston 993.8 155
Saint Ambrose College
Altrincham 993.3 156
Urmston Grammar Academy
Manchester 992.9 157
Borden Grammar School Sittingbourne 991.8 158
Clarendon House Grammar School Ramsgate 991.3 159
Chatham Grammar School For Boys
Chatham 990.4 160
Handsworth Grammar School
Birmingham 989.8 161
Mayfield Grammar School
Gravesend 989.6 162
Slough Grammar School A GSG School
Slough 983.4 163
Boston Grammar School (The)
Boston 982.3 164
Wilmington Grammar School for Boys
Dartford
981.1 165
Skegness Grammar School (The)
Skegness 962.4 166

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* School intake is only partially selective. The figure in brackets indicates the percentage of pupils admitted to the school based on academic selection criteria for entry at ages 11 or 13. Where no figure shows the school is 100% selective. Sixth form admissions criteria may differ to that at ages 11 or 13.

 

 

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