Richmond Council congratulates local school on being the best secondary school in the country

Richmond Council has congratulated a local Twickenham secondary school on being named as the Sunday Times best state secondary school in the country.

Waldegrave School, which opened a sixth form in 2014, was named comprehensive school of the year by The Sunday Times Parent Power guide. It was ranked seventh in the UK with three quarters of all A-level grades at A* to B.

The school continues to have some of the best grades in the country. In 2016, 85 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* – C grades in their GCSEs, including English and mathematics, while 75 percent of all grades scored A* – B at A-level – ranking them seventh in the UK for A-level performance.

The Times School Guide ranks the top 2000 schools in the UK. It considered the highest-achieving secondary schools by the percentage of students gaining A* to B grades at A-level and A* and A grades at GCSE taken this summer.

Cllr Paul Hodgins, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Schools, said:  “Congratulations to all those at Waldegrave School. Philippa Nunn, the Headteacher continues to encourage the school to go from strength to strength. She shows outstanding leadership and this is reflected across all the staff. I am thrilled that their new Sixth Form has also been so successful.

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