Read more below as to which are the Best Schools East Midlands 2021.
Eight of the top 10 state secondary schools in the East Midlands are part of the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools, led by Caistor Grammar School, The Sunday Times East Midlands State Secondary School of the Decade.
Over the past 10 years, Caistor’s results at A-level and GCSE have put it in the top 100 state secondary schools in the UK seven times, achieving 70%-80% A*-B grades at A-level. The school, founded in 1630, offers much more than exam success.
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Comprehensive schools have featured prominently in our rankings over the past 10 years, too. One of Nottingham’s finest is Rushcliffe School, regional State Secondary of the Year in 2018, whose former head now leads Fulford School in York, the UK Comprehensive School of the Decade.
In 2011 Rushcliffe was in 376th place and climbed to 159th in 2018 before falling back a little. Derby is well represented in our top 500 by Littleover Community School, Landau Forte College and the John Port Spencer Academy.
Numbers at independent schools in the region dipped below 25,000 this year, suffering the biggest year-on-year fall in England of 1.3%. Nottingham High School is our East Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Decade, having topped our table for the past four years. Girls were admitted for the first time in 2015.
Sixteen independent schools make our regional rankings, providing a popular option in or around Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, each with three schools, while Loughborough is home to two leading fee-paying schools.
Top state secondary schools in the East Midlands
1 Caistor Grammar School
2 The King’s School, Grantham
3 Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School, Grantham
4 Bourne Grammar School
5 Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Ashbourne
6 Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, Alford
7 Spalding Grammar School
8 Rushcliffe School, Nottingham
9 Spalding High School
10 King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth
11 Littleover Community School, Derby
12 The Becket School, Nottingham
13 Queen Elizabeth’s High School, Gainsborough
14 The Ecclesbourne School, Belper
15 Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, Derby
16 Landau Forte College, Derby
17 The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form, Nottingham
18 Lady Manners School, Bakewell
19 William Farr C of E Comprehensive School, Lincoln
20 St Mary’s RC High School, Chesterfield
Top independent secondary schools in the East Midlands
1 Nottingham High School
2 Loughborough High School
3 Leicester Grammar School, Great Glen
4 Nottingham Girls’ High School GDST
5 Leicester High School for Girls
6 Loughborough Grammar School
7 Derby High School
8 Oakham School
9 Repton School, Derby
10 Ratcliffe College, Leicester
11 Derby Grammar School
12 Stamford High School
13 Trent College, Nottingham
14 The Dixie Grammar School, Market Bosworth
15 Stamford School
16 Lincoln Minster School
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Good schools East midlands 2021