SACRED HEART THE ONLY SOUTHWARK SCHOOL IN SUNDAY TIMES TOP 500

Sacred Heart Catholic School is the only Southwark School to be recognised in the Sunday Times' new Top 500 League Tables, which were recently published by the highly respected national newspaper. It is the second year in succession that Sacred Heart has appeared on the list.

"The Sunday Times rankings differ from the Department for Education's league tables," said headteacher Mr Serge Cefai. "The Sunday Times list is focused on achievement at the ‘higher end', and ranks schools by the number of A-A* and A*-B achieved at A-Level as well as the number of A*-A at GCSE. I'm delighted that, for the second year in succession, we have appeared on this ranking list, as it confirms the superb Sixth Form provision that we have established in a very short space of time.

"Furthermore, it shows that not only do we achieve fantastic A*-C grades, but we also cater brilliantly for the highest achieving pupils in our school. Many of the schools on the Sunday Times list are highly selective in their intake, which makes our achievement, as a comprehensive school, even more impressive."

Sacred Heart top grade figures:
• Sacred Heart students achieved 6.9% A*s in A Levels sat in 2014
• Sacred Heart students achieved 24.5% A*-As in A Levels sat in 2014
• Sacred Heart students achieved 52% A*-Bs in A Levels sat in 2014
• Sacred Heart students achieved 30.3% A*-As in GCSEs sat in 2014

Sacred Heart ranked as follows in the Sunday Times list:
Top 500 state schools in Britain: 353rd (out of approximately 3,300 state secondary schools)
Top Comprehensive and partially selective schools in Britain: 184th

Top Comprehensive schools in London in Sunday Times ranking:
1. Cardinal Vaughan
2. Hasmonean
3. Camden School for Girls\
4. St Marylebone C of E
5. Grey Coat Hospital
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12. Sacred Heart