The Sunday Times has published their Parent Power Schools Guide, which identifies the highest-achieving schools in the UK, based on assessment of all academic results* on a school-by-school basis and is aimed at helping parents compare the performance of a given school with other schools both regionally and nationally. Norwich School has again been placed as the top performing independent secondary school in Norfolk and Suffolk, with a ranking of 90th in the overall table for independent secondary schools in the country.
Norwich School has consistently achieved the top A level and GCSE results of any school in Norfolk and Suffolk. The results earlier this year saw the trend continue with 83.6% of grades A*-B at A level and 70.8% of grades A*-A at GCSE.
In addition to the impressive academic results, pupils are excelling in the many extra-curricular activities offered, while also making significant contributions to the wider community. Head Master, Steffan Griffiths, says, “Public examination performance is only one measure of a school’s effectiveness; we set more store by the holistic education we provide and the rounded individuals we seek to shape by the time they leave us. However, it is reassuring to know that academic performance remains strong as it is an important platform from which our pupils can prepare to make a positive contribution to 21st century society”.
Earlier this year, Norwich School was shortlisted for the 'Whole-school community initiative of the year' category in the 2019 Tes Independent School Awards. The school has also received the Norfolk Chamber’s Young Chamber Enterprise Recognition Award as a result of their committed to improving the employability skills of young people in our region.
* The rankings 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* and A grades, and those graded 9, 8 and 7, at GCSE.