Here are the highlights of the best schools in the West Midlands:
- King Edward VI School, is Shakespeare’s school in Stratford-upon-Avon, is The Sunday Times State Secondary School of the Decade.
- It has shown the greatest improvement over the past 10 years. From 93rd place in 2011, it reached 12th place last year.
King Edward School in Birmingham (KES):
- Won the Sunday Times’ West Midlands Independent School of the Decade.
- Has had great success offering the international baccalaureate (IB) exclusively in its sixth form.
- IB results peaked in 2015 with an average point score of 39.4 (out of 45) and it has not dipped below 37.9 since.
- Offers bursary places and outreach activities; spending £1.5m a year on such assisted places.
- 1 in 5 boys benefits from fee remission.
- Fees are £4,564 per term.
- 1/2 independent members of The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham.
The second grammar is
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
- Sunday Times’ West Midlands State Secondary School of the Decade
- The foundation’s remaining selective schools dominate the West Midlands state school rankings.
- Took 5 / 20 places, while its other independent member — King Edward VI High School for Girls —has the region’s best results, twice named West Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Year in the past three years.
Our tables below, based on public exam results in 2019, show deep-rooted excellence across the West Midlands. Rugby School — one of the best-known public schools in England — has climbed about 50 places since the middle of the decade.
King’s High School, in Warwick, has new premises in which to continue its steady run of exam success. The girls’ school’s highest ranking of the decade was 64th in 2018 when it was named regional Independent Secondary School of the Year. It shares its new campus with Warwick School, ranked one place below King’s High, and a prep school that serves both, under the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation.
Top state secondary schools in the West Midlands
- King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon
- The King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, Birmingham
- King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, Birmingham
- Stratford Girls’ Grammar School, Stratford-upon-Avon
- Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls
- Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield
- Newport Girls’ High School
- King Edward VI Five Ways School, Birmingham
- Haberdashers’ Adams, Newport
- Rugby High School
- Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall
- Wolverhampton Girls’ High School
- Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby
- King Edward VI Handsworth School, Birmingham
- Alcester Grammar School
- Queen Mary’s High School, Walsall
- Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull
- Kenilworth School and Sixth Form
- King Edward VI Aston School, Birmingham
- Kings Norton Girls’ School, Birmingham
Top West Midlands independent secondary schools
- King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham
- Concord College, Shrewsbury
- King Edward’s School, Birmingham
- Rugby School
- King’s High School, Warwick
- Warwick School
- Bablake School, Coventry
- Edgbaston High School for Girls, Birmingham
- Shrewsbury School
- Newcastle-under-Lyme School
- Shrewsbury High School GDST
- RGS Worcester
- The King’s School, Worcester
- Malvern St James Girls’ School, Great Malvern
- Hereford Cathedral School
- Moreton Hall, Oswestry
- Stafford Grammar School
- King Henry VIII School, Coventry
- Wolverhampton Grammar School
- Solihull Senior School (previously Saint Martin’s, Solihull)
And then finally, Good schools Northern Ireland league table 2021.
Good West Midlands schools 2021