QE tops influential national Parent Power league table

Queen Elizabeth’s School has again retained its first place in the Sunday Times’ influential Parent Power league table of the country’s top 200 state schools.

QE has now won the accolade for three years in a row, after climbing from second to first place in 2013. The top three in the 2015 league table is in fact unchanged from last year, with QE ranked first overall, ahead of two girls’ schools, The Henrietta Barnett School in London and The Tiffin Girls’ School in Kingston-upon-Thames.

The table is based on A-level performance and cites the percentages of examinations passed at A*, at A* & A, and at A*-B. QE comes top in all three measures, with 41.8%, 85.3%, and 98.4% respectively. GCSE performance is also listed: here, QE comes second in the country.

The Parent Power tables list independent schools separately. However, analysis of the figures show that if the state and independent school tables were combined, QE would be ahead of all the country’s boys’ and co-educational schools, whether in the maintained or independent sector, and would be in second place overall, just behind St Paul’s Girls’ School in London.

""Headmaster Neil Enright said today: “To attain first place in three consecutive years is a significant achievement by any standard: I congratulate last year’s leavers and their teachers on a superlative set of results in the summer.

“Such results reflect not only the boys’ natural intelligence but also their strength of character – attributes necessary to success such as self-control, resilience and grit. They reflect, too, the great contribution of our teachers in guiding boys to make the most of their ability.”