Bradford Grammar School has been named The Sunday Times North Independent Secondary School of the Year. Around 83.8% of exams at A-level achieved grades A*-B, up 3.4 percentage points on last year. The school saw it best GCSE results with 73.7% of entries receiving A*/A grades, compared to 71.1% in 2016.
The top performing schools in the North of England are revealed in Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2018, published in The Sunday Times and online this Sunday, November 26.
Alastair McCall, editor of Parent Power, said: “Bradford Grammar is in a good place, combining strong academic performance with a caring culture that encourages all students to excel in their chosen field, both within and outwith the classroom.
“The school explicitly puts pupils’ happiness at the centre of what it does. In an age of growing fears about the pressures put on children to succeed, this enlightened approach helps BGS stand out from the crowd. It’s a deserving winner of our award.”
Simon Hinchliffe, BGS Headmaster, said: “Naturally, we are all thrilled that the hard work and achievements of our students have been recognised in such a special way. League tables of any kind do not tell families everything they need to know about an extraordinary school like Bradford Grammar, but it is wonderful to receive such a prestigious accolade nonetheless.”
“This is great news for BGS and for Bradford. It also shows what can be achieved when students, teachers and families work together and pull in the same direction. Learning is enjoyable and enriching at Bradford Grammar School and this is why our young people thrive.”
The 25th edition of Parent Power identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their recent examination results. A fully searchable database by school name, local authority, town and postcode, together with new regional rankings are available to Times and Sunday Times subscribers.
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“The school explicitly puts pupils’ happiness at the centre of what it does. In an age of growing fears about the pressures put on children to succeed, this enlightened approach helps BGS stand out from the crowd.
It’s a deserving winner of our award.”