QE is country’s top boys’ school for A-level results

Queen Elizabeth’s School has been ranked as the best boys’ state secondary school in the influential Sunday Times Parent Power guide.

QE not only took second place overall in the 2016-17 state school rankings (behind The Henrietta Barnett School for girls), but also had the highest-ranked A-level results of any state school in the country. In fact, QE’s A-level ranking is bettered only by the independent St Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith, so it is also the highest-placed boys’ school nationally for A-level results across both the state and independent sectors.

""Headmaster Neil Enright said: “It is most pleasing that the efforts of our pupils and staff have once again been acknowledged in the Parent Power guide. Our high position reflects an excellent summer, during which we recorded our best-ever A-level results, with 98.9% of examinations gaining A*-B grades.”

In recent years, QE has gained a string of accolades, including taking first place in the Parent Power league table of the top 200 state schools for three consecutive years from 2013–2015. The table is based on performance in A-levels and GCSEs.

""Another publication held in high regard by many parents, The Good Schools Guide, is lavish in its praise for QE. Its new London North edition, published recently, features two QE boys from Year 10, Sean Dieobi and Leo Kucera, on the front cover.

Following a visit last year, the guide’s Kate Hilpern described QE as “a remarkable school that offers the top 10 per cent of learners from a diversity of backgrounds an exceptional and rounded education that even private schools struggle to compete with….For those who thrive in a highly ordered, hard-grafting environment with an underlying sense of competition across all subjects, this is a great school that consistently turns our responsible young men with unbounded opportunities to succeed at university and their chosen careers beyond.”