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Four Altrincham schools named in top 10 state secondary schools in the North West by the Sunday Times

By David Prior at

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys has been named the North West State Secondary School of the Year by the Sunday Times, with four Altrincham schools ranked in the top nine in the region.

The top performing schools in the country will be revealed in Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2019, this coming Sunday.

The 26th edition of Parent Power identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their recent examination results.

And Altrincham Grammar School for Boys has won The Sunday Times Northwest State Secondary School of the Year award. The school saw its GCSE results increase by 6.7% to 78.2% A*/A grades. Four in five A-level grades came in at either A*, A or B grades, helping the school to jump six places in the national league table, and it moved up a rank in this year’s regional table to number two as a result.

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls held on to the number one spot in the regional table, while Loreto Grammar (fifth) and St Ambrose College (ninth) completed another very impressive showing for Altrincham schools. Manchester High School for Girls has been named The Sunday Times Northwest Independent Secondary School of the Year.

Here’s the top 10 in full:

The top ten state secondary schools in the North West

  1. Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
  2. Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
  3. The Blue Coat School, Liverpool
  4. Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School
  5. Loreto Grammar School, Altrincham
  6. Wirral Grammar School for Girls
  7. Lancaster Royal Grammar School
  8. Sale Grammar School
  9. St Ambrose College, Altrincham
  10. Urmston Grammar

Alastair McCall, editor of Parent Power, said: “Trafford is lucky to have some of the finest grammar schools in England. Competition to win a place at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys is tough, but the rewards are immense.

“It is consistently one of the highest-achieving state grammar schools, but the school is about so much more than just academic success. The boys are encouraged to be themselves and to achieve and contribute to all areas of school life. It thoroughly deserves its success.”

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