King’s named top independent co-ed school in North West

We are delighted to announce that we have been named as the top independent co-ed school in the North West in The Sunday Times Parent Power 2022 Guide.

The guide, which is now in its 29th year, has taken into account the disruption to education since March 2020 and hasn’t used the latest GCSE and A Level results, which were based on teacher-assessed grades.

Instead, the guide has taken a three-year average of results from 2017, 2018 and 2019 to reflect pre-pandemic performance. 

In this year’s prestigious guide, King’s maintained its title of top independent school in Cheshire, and was ranked fourth in the North West, following three Manchester-based single sex schools. 

Headmaster George Hartley said: “Our continued academic success is very much down to a team effort and the strong sense of community here at King’s.

“Our dedicated teaching staff, engaged pupils and a supportive parent body enable us to create the right environment for every young person to reach their full all-round potential and I thank all of them for the part they have played in this fantastic achievement.”

In 2021, GCSE students faced a second year of exam disruption but they maintained their focus and work ethic to achieve fantastic results. 65% of grades awarded were at 9-8 and a total of 43% of our students achieved five or more 9 grades. 

 A total of 47% of A Level grades achieved in 2021 were at A*, 80% of all grades were at A*/A and 96% at A*-B.