Survey finds Saffron Walden County High the best non-selective state school in East Anglia

PUBLISHED: 12:01 24 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:44 27 November 2017

Students at Saffron Walden County High celebrating their A Level results in August

Students at Saffron Walden County High celebrating their A Level results in August

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Saffron Walden County High School is the best non-selective state school in East Anglia, according to Parent Power, The Sunday Times School Guide for 2018.

The county high comes number nine on the list but all eight schools above it are grammar schools, which select their pupils.

The top 10 list is based on a combination of A-level and GCSE results.

Caroline Derbyshire, headteacher at Saffron Walden County High School, said: “Everyone associated with Saffron Walden County High School knows that this is an exceptional comprehensive school and we are very proud to be recognised as the best non-selective school in the region.

“We have delightful students, highly qualified and enthusiastic staff and wonderful facilities.

“It is a privilege to play a part in a school that is synonymous with excellence.”

Top of the list is Colchester County High School for Girls followed by the King Edward VI Grammar School in Chelmsford, Colchester Royal Grammar School, Chelmsford County High School for Girls, Westcliff High School for Boys, Westcliff High School for Girls, Southend High School for Girls, Southend High School for Boys. Number 10 in the top 10 is Comberton Village College in Cambridgeshire.

The Perse School in Cambridge is top of the list for independent schools (and ranked 14th nationally) followed by the Stephen Perse Foundation (formerly the Perse School for Girls). They are followed by Norwich School, The Leys in Cambridge, Chigwell School, Kimbolton School, Ipswich School, Brentwood School, Ipswich High School for Girls and Norwich High School.

This is the 25th Parent Power survey, identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their exam results.

See thesundaytimes.co.uk/parentpower.

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