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  • Researching which are the highest rated schools in your local area.
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  • Realistically assessing your current financial situation.


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2024 Best state and grammar schools in East Anglia

Regional rank / school / national rank

1. Colchester Royal Grammar School (6)
2. King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford (11)
3. Chelmsford County High School for Girls (12)
4. Colchester County High School for Girls (28)
5. Westcliff High School for Boys (62)
6. Southend High School For Boys (88)
7. Westcliff High School for Girls (100)
8. Impington Village College (115)
9. Southend High School for Girls (127)
10. The King’s (The Cathedral) School, Peterborough (152)


Best East Anglia comprehensive schools 2024

1. Impington Village College (115)
2. Saffron Walden County High School (231=)
3. Comberton Village College (291)
4. St Benedict’s Catholic School, Bury St Edmunds (321)
5. Arthur Mellows Village College, Peterborough (367=)

2024 best private schools in East Anglia

1. The Perse School, Cambridge (31=)
2. The Leys, Cambridge (101)
3. Chigwell School (107)
4. Norwich High School for Girls GDST (116=)
5. Stephen Perse Senior School, Cambridge (118)
6. Ipswich School (126)
7. Norwich School (127)
8. St Mary’s School, Cambridge (184)
9. Woodbridge School (186)
10. Brentwood School (191)


Best schools in East Anglia 2023

1 Colchester Royal Grammar School
2 King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford
3 Colchester County High School for Girls
4 Chelmsford County High School for Girls
5 Westcliff High School for Boys
6 Westcliff High School for Girls
7 Southend High School For Boys
8 Southend High School for Girls
9 The King’s (The Cathedral) School, Peterborough
10 Saffron Walden County High School
11 Comberton Village College, Cambridge
12 Wymondham College
13 St Benedict’s RC School, Bury St Edmunds
14 Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School
15 St Martin’s School, Brentwood
16 Farlingaye High School, Woodbridge
17 Davenant Foundation School, Loughton
18 Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham
19 St John Payne RC School, Chelmsford
20= King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds
20= Arthur Mellows Village College, Peterborough

Top independent secondary schools East Anglia 2022

1 The Perse School, Cambridge
2 Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge
3 Norwich School
4 Chigwell School
5 The Leys School, Cambridge
6 Ipswich School
7 Brentwood School
8 Kimbolton School, Huntington
9 New Hall School, Chelmsford
10 St Mary’s School, Cambridge
11 Norwich High School for Girls GDST
12 King’s Ely
13 Ipswich High School
14 Felsted School, Dunmow
15 Gresham’s School, Holt
16 MPW Cambridge
17 Royal Hospital School, Ipswich
18 Culford School, Bury St Edmunds
19 Langley School, Norwich
20 St Felix School, Southwold

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Best secondary schools in East Anglia 2021

The digital learning revolution came early to the Stephen Perse Foundation, our East Anglia Independent School of the Decade. Former headteacher Tricia Kelleher, who retired last summer, brought in screens alongside books nearly 10 years ago, posting a series of lessons on iTunes, available for pupils everywhere.

With the sudden shift to online learning last March as the coronavirus pandemic shut down education, the school found itself outstandingly well placed. John Dix, the chair of governors, said in a tribute to Kelleher: “I am proud to say we were able to close the school sites on Friday and continue online teaching and learning to a full timetable on the following Monday.

‚ÄúThis digital vision has allowed the foundation to lead the way in the¬†UK and in the independent schools‚Äô sector.‚ÄĚ

Beach for Best East Anglian Schools 2021Colchester Royal Grammar School:

  • Sunday TImes’ East Anglia State Secondary School of the Decade
  • Had more than 90% of A-levels graded A*-B. In seven of the past 10 years
  • Has a limited number of boarding places ‚ÄĒ has ranked in the UK top 10.
  • It is one of eight selective grammar schools to dominate the field in Essex.

Impington Village College, near Cambridge, is the highest-ranked school outside Essex, in eighth place.

The best in Suffolk is ranked 12th and Norfolk‚Äôs leading school is 19th, behind some Essex comprehensive schools ‚ÄĒ even though the high-performing grammars in the county cream off the most academically able children.

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Top East Anglia state secondary schools 2021

1 Colchester Royal Grammar School
2 King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford
3 Colchester County High School for Girls
4 Chelmsford County High School for Girls
5 Westcliff High School for Boys, Westcliff-on-Sea
6 Southend High School for Boys
7 Westcliff High School for Girls, Westcliff-on-Sea
8 Impington Village College, Cambridge
9 Southend High School for Girls, Southend-on-Sea
10 The King’s (The Cathedral) School, Peterborough
11 Saffron Walden County High School
12 St Benedict’s RC School, Bury St Edmunds
13 Comberton Village College, Cambridge
14 Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham
15 Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School
16 Davenant Foundation School, Loughton
17 Farlingaye High School, Woodbridge
18 St Bernard’s High School, Westcliff-on-Sea
19 City of Norwich School, Norwich
20 Wymondham College

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Top East Anglia independent secondary schools 2021

1 The Perse School, Cambridge
2 Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge
3 Norwich School
4 Chigwell School
5 The Leys School, Cambridge
6 New Hall School, Chelmsford
7 Ipswich School
8 St Mary’s School, Cambridge
9 Brentwood School
10 Ipswich High School
11 Woodbridge School
12 Thetford Grammar School
13 Kimbolton School, Huntington
14 Norwich High School GDST
15 MPW Cambridge
16 King’s Ely
17 Felsted School, Dunmow
18 Gresham’s School, Holt
19 Royal Hospital School, Ipswich
20 Culford School, Bury St Edmunds


Best East Anglia schools 2024