RGS is ranked 53rd in the Sunday Times League Table

December 15, 2023 01:04pm

Rochester Grammar School listed 53rd in The Sunday Times’ League table, rising eleven places

The students and staff of Rochester Grammar School, located on Maidstone Road, are ecstatic to have risen to 53rd best school in the country in the Sunday Times’ Parent Power League Table of the UK’s top schools for 2024.

Previously ranked 64th nationally, the girls grammar school with 1,177 pupils rose up the tables by eleven places. It is also the only school in the Medway towns to be listed in the top 100 schools. This is based on both GCSE outcomes and International Baccalaureate outcomes in the Sixth Form.

When asked about the league table progression, Clare Brinklow, Principal of Rochester Grammar School, said, “I am delighted and proud to share that we have been named as the 53rd best state school in the country according to The Sunday Times League Tables published recently. This is an amazing accolade and reflective of the hard work of all our students and our dedicated staff.

The school has also been ranked 33rd for their Sixth Form outcomes and 6th place nationally for their offering of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme as an alternative to A-Level qualifications. The grammar school has offered the IB since 2007 and has seen outstanding results, with students gaining an average score of 34 out of 45 in 2023, which is well above the global average of 30.24. This summer, one student even achieved the full 45 marks, placing her in the top 0.5% of students studying the IB Diploma globally.

Clare commented, “In our Sixth Form, the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme is designed to prepare students for university and life in global Britain. We know the diploma is highly valued by admissions tutors, and every year our students leave for places at top universities and with top apprenticeships. It can really make students stand out in a crowd.

“We offer this exciting curriculum in the Sixth Form to allow our students to develop their full potential and to offer an internationally recognised education. It is very pleasing to note that the Times has ranked us as the 33rd-best school in the country for our Sixth Form outcomes.”

This is a fantastic achievement for the school and a testament to the hard work of teachers and their dedication to providing students with a well-balanced curriculum and the highest quality of teaching and learning. As a Thinking School and part of Thinking Schools Academy Trust, there is a metacognitive approach to learning and encouragement for students to fulfil their potential.

Clare praises, “I would like to extend my thanks to all of our students who work hard here every day to achieve their aspirations and who have taken advantage of all the school and the IB can offer to support them to succeed. I would also like to thank our experienced and inspiring teachers and our parents, governors and the Trust for their ongoing support of the school and all our staff.”