Brighton school top in prestigious league
A Brighton school has been ranked as the top co-educational school in England.
Brighton College was revealed as the highest performing school for boys and girls in the country by the Sunday Times’ prestigious Parent Power league, which uses public examination results to rank the top 2,000 schools in Britain.
It is also the only school in Sussex to be in the top 100 schools (state and independent).
The next Sussex school to appear on the independent school list was Roedean, which was 92nd.
The Eastern Road school was ranked 15th out of a table of the best 400 independent schools in England.
Brighton’s A level and GCSE results were responsible for the school’s high ranking.
Some 33% of A levels taken by its pupils were marked at A* while 46.9% were grade A. At GCSE, 56.5% of exams taken scored A* and 35.6% were grade A.
Widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best schools, Parent Power is aimed at helping parents compare the performance of a given school with other schools in the same town, local authority or nationally.
However, the independent school is keen to acknowledge that there is a great deal more to a school than its exam results.
Said headmaster Richard Cairns: “This is a great fillip for our pupils and teachers to see their hard work recognised in this way. Brighton College is a school that seeks to challenge and inspire young people in equal measure. It’s also a school that places great store by the kindness of our pupils. Taken together, that produces the great results reflected in The Sunday Times’ accolade.”