The 'top 10' grammar schools in England

As England gets its first ‘new’ grammar school in five decades, we take a look at the top 10 (of 163) grammar schools for GCSE results in England, as published by The Telegraph newspaper.

11+ Grammar school candidates
Grammar schools are the only state funded schools in England that are allowed to select all of their pupils based on academic ability.Although Grammar schools , and their accompanying 11+ entrance exam, have been phased out in many parts of England, they still exist in some areas including single-sex boys grammar schools and girls grammar schools. These selective schools are highly sought after by relocating parents keen to secure a top-quality education for their children.According to the Telegraph, these are the top ten performing grammar schools in England:

10. Newport Girls' High School

Girls grammar school
Location: Newport. Shropshire
Percentage of entries graded A*/A: 84.3.

9. Chelmsford County High School for Girls

Girls grammar school
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Percentage of entries graded A*/A: 85.24

8. Reading School

Boys grammar school
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Percentage of entries graded A*/A: 85.5

7. St Michael's Catholic Grammar School

Girls only 11-16, co-education Sixth Form
Location: Finchley, London
Percentage of entries graded A*/A: 87.11

6. Tonbridge Grammar School

Co-education grammar school
Location: Tonbridge, Kent
Percentage of entries graded A*/A: 87.96

5. Colchester County High for Girls

Girls grammar school
Location: Colchester, Essex
Percentage of entries graded A*/A: 88

4. Kendrick Girls' Grammar School

Girls grammar school
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Percentage of entries graded A*/A: 88.07

3. King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys

Boys grammar school
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Percentage of entries graded A*/A: 90.72

2. The Tiffin Girls' School

Girls grammar school
Location: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Percentage of entries graded A*/A: 91.51

1. The Henrietta Barnett School

Girls grammar school
Location: Hampstead, London
Percentage of entries graded A*/A: 94.14Source: The Telegraph

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