Foundation News

3 December

King’s Celebrates Top 10 West Midlands Independent School Ranking

The King’s School, Worcester has been named in The Sunday Times Parent Power 2022 Schools Guide as one of the Top 10 independent secondary schools in the West Midlands.

King’s is the only Worcester school to be named in the Top 10 and is ranked an inspiring 153rd in the national table out of 900 independent secondary schools. The Parent Power 2022 report is the 29th edition of The Sunday Times guide to Britain’s highest-achieving primary and secondary schools in the state and independent sectors.

The school rankings are based on a three-year average of academic outcomes from 2017 to 2019 which have then been used to produce a series of tables to reflect pre-pandemic performance in what would be classed as “normal” times. Following the disruption to education since March 2020, this guide is a highly valuable and powerful tool for parents who want to choose the very best schools for their children.

Headmaster, Mr Gareth Doodes commented, “We are delighted to have been recognised in the Sunday Times Top 10 independent secondary schools in the West Midlands. It’s a great honour for King’s to be ranked as the leading school in Worcester and Worcestershire. This is a true testament to the sheer hard work and dedication of our pupils and staff.

The pupils have done incredibly well academically, but they have achieved so much in addition to this. They have embraced all the opportunities we have provided, and we are particularly proud of our music, drama, and sports successes. Under the shadow of our Cathedral in buildings spanning nearly 1000 years of history, pupils at King’s are shaped by our beautiful surroundings, our comprehensive co-curricular provision and inspirational teachers. I could not be prouder of our school.”

For more information visit The Sunday Times, Parent Power Schools Guide 2022.

Regional Rank School Name Town A-level A*-B (%) GCSE A*/A/9/8/7 (%) 2022

National Rank

1 King Edward VI High School for Girls Birmingham 92.1 94.6 19
2 Concord College Shrewsbury 96.4 84.2 21
3 King Edward’s School, Birmingham Birmingham 92.7 86.6 33
4 Rugby School Rugby 84.7 79.1 70
5 King’s High School Warwick 82.2 74.7 86
6 Warwick School Warwick 78.5 74.5 103
7 Bablake and King Henry VIII School Coventry 72.8 73.0 143
8 Shrewsbury School Shrewsbury 76.4 65.1 145
9 King’s Worcester Worcester 72.7 69.4 153=
10 Malvern St James Girls’ School Great Malvern 74.7 59.0 168