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Eirias on top ten list of best schools in the country

The top performing schools in Wales are revealed in Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2019, published in The Sunday Times and online this Sunday, November 25.

I am delighted with this recognition of the incredible hard work of our young people and teaching and support staff at Ysgol Eirias. A very proud moment.
Sarah Sutton, head of Ysgol Eirias said:

The top performing schools in Wales are revealed in Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2019, published in The Sunday Times and online this Sunday, November 25.

The 26th edition of Parent Power identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their recent examination results. A fully searchable national database by school name, local authority, town and postcode, together with regional rankings are available to Times and Sunday Times subscribers at: thesundaytimes.co.uk/parentpower

As well as assessment of all academic results on a school-by-school basis, Parent Power enables parents to compare the performance of a given school with other schools in the same town, local authority or nationally. There are also live links to school websites and schools’ most recent inspection reports.

Parent Power is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best schools. The rankings in the secondary school league tables are determined by the percentage of examination entries gaining A* to B grades at A-level this summer (which is given double weighting) and the percentage of entries returning A*, A, 9, 8 and 7 grades at GCSE. They are published several weeks ahead of the official Government tables for secondary school performance.

The top ten state secondary schools in Wales

Regional rank

School name

Town

A-level A*-B (%)

GCSE A*/A/9/8/7 (%)

2018

national rank

2017 national rank

1

Cowbridge Comprehensive School

Cowbridge

66.2

47.2

153

211=

2

Radyr Comprehensive School

Cardiff

72.0

35.4

154

227=

3

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr

Cardiff

67.7

29.9

203

267

4

Olchfa School

Swansea

61.4

38.2

221

330=

5

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin

Carmarthen

61.9

34.5

236

235

6

Crickhowell High School

Crickhowell

65.0

27.0

245

236

7

Ysgol Eirias

Colwyn Bay

67.1

21.5

248=

345

8

Ysgol Y Preseli

Crymych

62.2

31.1

253

291

9

Penglais School

Aberystwyth

60.1

27.9

288=

280

10

Llanidloes High School

Llanidloes

59.4

16.9

356=

322=

Thanks to THE SUNDAY TIMES for allowing us to use this article.


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