Top ten regional ranking for KEVI

Morpeth’s high school has maintained its position as one of the leading state schools in the North East when it comes to key exam results.

This year’s Sunday Times Parent Power guide was revealed at the weekend and King Edward VI School was tenth in the region for the state secondary category.

These rankings were determined by the percentage of entries gaining A* to B grades at A-level this summer (which is given double weighting) and the percentage of entries returning A*s and As at GCSE – the figures for KEVI were 52 per cent and 23.9 per cent respectively.

Executive headteacher of The Three Rivers Learning Trust, Simon Taylor, said: “It’s really pleasing to be recognised as one of the best schools in the North East for GCSE and A-level results.

“I would also say, however, that schools have different entry policies for A-level students and we are a highly inclusive school that takes youngsters from a wide range of starting points. In the last two years, our value added A-level scores have been among the very best in the country.”