2018 statistics released by the government for performance and progression in KS4 results, landed two St Albans schools in the top five schools in Hertfordshire.
Loreto College (LC), Hatfield Road, St Albans, and St Albans Girls’ School (SAGS), Sandridgebury Lane, St Albans, finished third and fifth out of the 150 secondary schools in Hertfordshire.
Both schools achieved ‘well above average’ in pupil’s progression from the end of KS2 to the end of KS4 and joined the other 14 per cent of schools in England who beat the national average.
81 per cent of pupils at LC achieved Grade 5 or above in English and Maths.
72.2 per cent of pupils at SAGS achieved Grade 5 or above in English and Maths, and 43 per cent of grades were at Grade 9 to 7 (A* or A).
In a statement on the schools website, Sue Williamson, chief executive of the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT), congratulated SAGS on the results.
She said: “SAGS should be congratulated for their stunning achievement in securing some of the best GCSE results in the country.
“These results are a testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at SSAT.”
In a prospectus, posted on Loreto College website, headteacher, Mrs Lynch, said: “It (LC) has also been congratulated on the quality of its examination results by the Department of Education. […] We are immensely proud.”