Yarm School is the top independent secondary school in Tees Valley and County Durham, according to a prestigious report.
The Sunday Times Parent Power league table compares the leading 2,000 state and independent schools, ranked on 2017 examination results. Only 13 schools in the north east featured in the Parent Power top 500.
Yarm School was ranked 2nd in the north east, behind Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School. At GCSE level the A* rate was 46% which significantly surpassed the national average of just 7%. At A Level the school’s A* rate was double than of the national average, 16% compared to 8%.
Yarm Headmaster David Dunn said: “We are thrilled with our ranking which places the school amongst the best in the country. It is testament to the hard work of our staff and pupils.
This year we celebrated outstanding results but that is not the whole story. At Yarm we are committed to developing pupils’ skills beyond the classroom, from cultivating interpersonal and leadership skills to developing a ‘have a go’ attitude. These are the abilities leading universities and employers look for, coupled with excellent results.”