Which Borough In London Has The Best Schools?


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Oscar De La Huerte Profile
If you exclude the performance of private schools, then the London borough of Kensington & Chelsea was the highest ranked in a comparison of GSCE results conducted by think-tank CentreForum in 2010.

Top 10 school boroughs in England

The thought of bringing up children in London can be rather daunting. If you've ever had the experience of being on a bus between 3:00pm and 5:00pm, you may have been subjected to the hordes of boisterous and unruly children that board public transport at this peak time.

One thing I found surprising was the amount of children donning the uniforms of what I'd previously thought were respectable and well-disciplined schools. This prompted me to do some research into schools in and around London and, actually, the results were rather positive!

London had nine separate entries in the top 10 boroughs of the country. The list looks something like this:
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Westminster
  • Redbridge
  • Barnet
  • Hackney
  • Camden
  • Sutton
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Trafford

The best performing school in London

Another useful study of school rankings is published on the website. Their research looks at the percentage of students at each school in England who managed to achieve an A or A* grade at GSCE level.

In line with this study, St Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith was the highest ranked London senior school, with 98.10% of students hitting the coveted A to A* mark - although having your daughter attend the school will set you back a cool £18,840.

As far as co-educational schools go, Westminster School in the borough of Westminster is the highest ranked, although the school is boys-only until the 16+ level.

Research on London schools

If you're interested in reading more about school performances in London (and the rest of the country) I'd recommend the Department for Education's performance tables. These are updated regularly and give a comprehensive guide to pretty much every school in the nation.
Aun Jafery Profile
Aun Jafery answered
The best schools among the boroughs of London are in the borough of Harrow. Girls' schools include North Collegiate School and Harrow school. Both of these have the honour of being one of best in the U.K.   John Lyon School is an excitant secondary school for boys and Heathfield School is its counterpart for girls. The Primary Schools of the borough include Orley Farm School and Reddiford. Both of these are considered good and host both boys and girls. All of these are independent schools.   Harrow has the following Public Schools as well: Canons High School Hatch End High School Bentley Wood High School Harrow High School Nower High School Rooks High School Whitmore High School and Park High School  Most Public Primary and Secondary schools are ranked by the Government.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Depends on where you live. Everyone knows Hackney to be a bad place but Kingsmead Primary school, Jubilee Primary School and Mossbourne academy are some of the best achieving schools in East London.

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