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Top 100 sports schools

 

Top state sports schools of 2016

 

Dozens of national competitions have been completed and hundreds of schools have turned in a series of remarkable sports results after months of hard work.

 

School Sport Magazine has shut its eager researchers into a dark room to work out the country’s best of the best state schools of 2016.

 

So congratulations to winners Coopers Company and Coborn School, who have finally reached the summit after consistent top five finishes over the last three years.

 

The Essex school reached the final stages of national athletics, badminton, gymnastics, tennis, swimming and cross-country competitions to cap another successful all-round year.

 

Well done too to second-placed Northampton School for Boys, who were knocked off their 2015 top slot but still managed to be crowned national football champions, national basketball runners-up and reach the final stages of athletics, rugby and cross-country competitions.

 

Congratulations also to Yorkshire’s South Hunsley School in third, who have burst into the top three after 16th and 13th places in 2014 and 2015.

 

And cheers to Aylesbury Grammar School and Arden Academy, Solihull, who have surged into the top 100 in style for the first time, finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

 

Hats off also to the other 27 teams who have made it into the top 30 of our fourth annual chart – not to mention the hundreds of others schools that haven’t made the list this year but are still providing excellent competitive opportunities for their pupils.

 

An indication of just how difficult it is to reach the list can be seen when you realise that reaching the top 30 means you are in the top 1% of sporting schools in the country while the top 100 represents the top 3%.

 

Our top sporting state schools of the year reflects competitive achievement in a range of sports throughout the 2015/2016 school year and honours those schools that take competitive sport especially seriously.

 

Based on 20 different sports and more than 120 different national competitions, more weighting is given to success in a range of sports rather than single sports as well as competitions with more teams competing.

 

Don't miss our top independent sports schools of 2016 which will be revealed in our January edition.

 

1 (4) Coopers Company & Coborn School

2 (1) Northampton School for Boys

3 (16) South Hunsley School

4 (-) Aylesbury GS

5 (-) Arden Academy, Solihull

6 (19) Wilmslow HS

7 (5) Altrincham GS for Boys

8 (3) Aylesbury HS

9 (72) Westgate School, Winchester

10 (13) Southend HS for Girls

11 (12) Thomas Telford School

12 (54) Bishop’s Stortford HS

13 (24) Harefield Academy

14 (98) Wade Deacon HS, Widnes

15 (38) Shenfield HS

16 (21) Fallibroome Academy

17 (-) Eastwood Academy

18 (55) St Anselm’s College

19 (27) Dr Challoner’s GS

20 (32) Tapton School, Sheffield

21 (69) St Peter’s Catholic HS, Wigan

22 (6) Christleton HS, Chester

23 (-) Altrincham GS for Girls

24 (20) Canon Slade School, Bolton

25 (-) Hitchin Boys School

26 (11) King’s School, Winchester

27 (-) Archbishop Beck Catholic HS, Liverpool

28 (10) Barking Abbey Schol

29 (-) Simon Langton GS for Boys

30 (-) Wycombe HS

31 (-) Gosforth Academy

32 (9) Hartpury College

33 (45) Gordano School

34 (-) Queen Elizabeth GS, Penrith

35 (-) Ysgol Glantaf

36 (-) Reddish Vale HS

37 (7) Southend HS for Boys

38 (-) RGS High Wycombe

39 (-) William Edward’s Academy

40 (23) Wickersley School, Rotherham

41 (-) Malet Lambert School

42 (-) John Henry Newman School

43 (-) Farnborough Sixth Form College

44 (-) St Matthew’s RC HS

45 (-) Langley Park School for Boys

46 (-) King’s School Grantham

47 (-) Bourne GS

48 (-) Verulam School

49 (-) Peter Symond’s College, Winchester

50 (30) Ivybridge Community College

51 (-) Coloma Convent Girls School

52 (-) Ermysted’s GS

53 (-) Great Sankey HS

54 (-) Minster School

55 (-) Huddersfield New College

56 (57) St Aidan’s HS, Harrogate

57 (-) St Peter’s HS, Gloucester

58 (-) Ormskirk School

59 (65) Oxford Academy

60 (-) King Edward VI GS, Louth

61 (-) Laurence Jackson School

62 (47) Itchen College

63 (-) St Ambrose College

64 (53) Goffs School

65 (-) Millais School

66 (-) Bishop Wordsworth School

67 (39) King John School

68 (-) Lady Manners School

69 (-) Balby Carr Community College

70 (75) Castleford Academy

71 (31) St Peter’s Catholic HS Manchester

72 (26) FitzWimarc School

73 (-) St Ivo School

74 (81) Greig City Academy

75 (80) St Bonaventure’s HS

76 (-) Horizon Community College

77 (-) Outwood Grange Academy Wakefield

78 (90) Lancaster Girls GS

79 (99) Nottingham Academy

80 (88) London Academy

81 (-) Charnwood College

82 (-) St John Fisher Catholic HS Dewsbury

83 (61) John Madejski Academy

84 (-) Reading School

85 (-) Hove Park School

86 (-) Tanbridge House School

87 (-) Baines School

88 (46) St Aloysius College London

89 (-) Benton Park School

90 (-) Noel Baker School

91 (-) Alder Community HS

92 (-) St Bede’s RC High School

93 (-) Knutsford School

94 (34) St Mary’s College Hull

95 (-) Leighton Middle School

96 (-) Haringey Sixth Form College

97 (-) Accrington & Rossendale College

98 (-) Great Wood Primary School

99 (36) Beaconsfield HS

100 (70) Sirius Academy Hull

 

Top independent sports schools of 2015

 

1 (1) Millfield School

2 (2) Whitgift School

3 (4) Guildford HS

4 (5) Bromsgrove School

5 (86) Godolphin & Latymer School

6 (6) Grammar School at Leeds

7 (31) Perse School

8 (11) Reeds School

9 (7) Repton School

10 (23) Warwick School

11 (-) Berkhamsted School

12 (47) Brighton College

13 (-) Manchester GS

14 (-) Wolverhampton GS

15 (78) City of London Freeman’s School

16 (58) Queen’s College Taunton

17 (27) Hampton School

18 (40) Sevenoaks School

19 (62) Bradfield College

20 (38) Trent College

21 (24) QEGS Wakefield

22 (69) Bedford Girls School

23 (13) Newcastle HS for Girls

24 (-) Oundle School

25 (96) Reading Blue Coat School

26 (51) St George’s College Weybridge

27 (9) St Catherine’s School Guildford

28 (72) Yarm School

29 (22) Dulwich College

30 (25) James Allen’s Girls School

31 (-) St Peter’s RC HS, Manchester

32 (-) King Edward’s School, Birmingham

33 (61) Sedbergh School

34 (-) Sherborne School

35 (-) Exeter School

36 (-) Haberdasher’s Aske’s Boys School

37 (26) St Helen & St Katharine School

38 (-) Trinity School, Croydon

39 (17) Wellington College

40 (-) Penistone GS, Sheffield

41 (18) Tunbridge Wells GS

42 (-) West Kirby GS

43 (18) Bournemouth Collegiate School

44 (-) Clifton College

45 (-) King’s College, Taunton

46 (21) Portsmouth GS

47 (29) Queenswood School

48 (-) Cheadle Hulme HS

49 (41) Loreto GS, Altrincham

50 (-) Stroud HS

51 (87) Stockport GS

52 (-) Surbiton HS

53 (-) Goff’s School

54 (-) Mount Kelly College

55 (-) Merchiston Castle School

56 (-) Strathallan School

57 (-) Buckswood School

58 (32) RGS Newcastle

59 (80) Cheltenham Ladies College

60 (-) St Joseph’s College, Ipswich

61 (30) Wakefield Girls HS

62 (-) Framlingham College

63 (33) Lady Eleanor Holles School

64 (-) Moreton Hall School

65 (-) Queen Ethelburga’s College, York

66 (-) St Columba’s College

67 (3) Cranleigh School

68 (48) Talbot Heath School

69 (-) Culford School

70 (-) Abingdon School

71 (-) Manchester HS

72 (98) Dean Close School

73 (-) St Andrew’s School, Surrey

74 (41) Hymers College

75 (-) Leys School

76 (-) King’s School, Worcester

77 (36) Canford School

78 (-) Downe House School

79 (-) Oakham School

80 (-) Nottingham HS

81 (-) Durham HS

82 (16) St Swithun’s School, Winchester

83 (43) Hurstpierpoint College

84 (-) Magdalen College School, Oxford

85 (14) Putney HS

86 (15) Rugby School

87 (-) Wycombe Abbey School

88 (93) Bristol GS

89 (-) Blundell’s School

90 (63) Downsend School

91 (-) Taunton School

92 (-) Hull Collegiate School

93 (-) King’s HS, Warwick

94 (46) Woodhouse Grove School

95 (-) King Edward VI School, Southampton

96 (-) Ardingly College

97 (59) Kingston GS

98 (-) Shrewsbury School

99 (-) RGS Worcester

100 (-) Walthamstow Hall School

 

Top state sports schools of 2015

 

1 (2) Northampton School for Boys

2 (-) Judd School

3 (1) Aylesbury HS

4 (3) Coopers Company & Coborn School

5 (8) Altrincham GS for Boys

6 (12) Christleton HS, Chester

7 (11) Southend HS for Boys

8 (-) Chelmsford County HS for Girls

9 (-) Hartpury College

10 (6) Barking Abbey College

11 (-) King’s School, Winchester

12 (4) Thomas Telford School

13 (10) Southend HS for Girls

14 (-) Myerscough College, Preston

15 (96) St Martin’s School, Essex

16 (13) South Hunsley School

17 (-) Clitheroe RGS

18 (-) Beechen Cliff School, Bath

19 (29) Wilmslow HS

20 (20) Canon Slade School, Bolton

21 (15) Fallibroome Academy, Macclesfield

22 (-) Brooksbank School

23 (-) Wickersley School, Rotherham

24 (-) Harefield Academy

25 (-) Thorpe St Andrew School

26 (21) FitzWinarc School, Essex

27 (5) Dr Challoner’s GS

28 (19) Calday Grange GS

29 (-) Watford GS for Boys

30 (28) Ivybridge Community School

31 () St Peter’s RC HS, Manchester

32 () Tapton School, Sheffield

33 () Greensward Academy

34 () St Mary’s College, Hull

35 () Failsworth School

36 () Beaconsfield School

37 () Woking HS

38 () Shenfield HS

39 () King John School, Benfleet

40 () Penistone GS, Sheffield

41 () Tunbridge Wells GS

42 () West Kirby GS

43 () Lancaster School, Leicester

44 () Helsby HS

45 () Gordano School, Bristol

46 () St Aloysius College, London

47 () Itchen College

48 () Cheadle Hulme HS

49 () Loreto GS, Altrincham

50 () Stroud HS

51 () Richard Lander School, Truro

52 () Dame Alice Owen’s School

53 () Goff’s School

54 () Bishop’s Stortford HS

55 () St Anselm’s College

56 () Orlean’s Park School

57 () St Aidan’s HS, Harrogate

58 () Cardinal Heenan Catholic Sports College

59 () Coombe Boys School

60 () West Derby School, Liverpool

61 () John Madejski Academy, Reading

62 () Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy

63 () Thomas Estley Community College

64 () Oakwood Park GS

65 () Oxford Academy

66 () Broadlands Academy, Bath

67 () Summerhill School

68 () Greenhead College

69 () St Peter’s Catholic HS, Wigan

70 () Sirius Academy, Hull

71 () Astley Community HS

72 () Westgate School, Winchester

73 () Bridgewater HS

74 () Upton-by-Chester School

75 () Castleford Academy

76 () Trentham HS

77 () City of London Academy

78 ()

79 () Coleridge Community College, Cambridge

80 () St Bonaventure’s School

81 () Greig City Academy

82 () Skipton Girls HS

83 () Fox Primary School, London

84 () Okehampton College

85 () Upton Junior School

86 () Holy Trinity School, Crawley

87 () Southwater Junior Academy

88 () London Academy

89 () Loreto Sixth Form College

90 () Lancaster Girls HS

91 () King Edward VI College, Totnes

92 () William Farr School

93 () Trinity School, Carlisle

94 () St Ignatious College, Enfield

95 () Bournemouth School for Girls

96 () Denbigh School

97 () South Holderness Academy

98 () Wade Deacon HS

99 () Nottingham Academy

100 () Charters School

 

Top independent sports schools of 2014

 

1 (1) Millfield School

2 (2) Whitgift School

3 (43) Cranleigh School

4 (3) Guildford HS

5 (4) Bromsgrove School

6 (21) Grammar School at Leeds

7 (15) Repton School

8 (42) Plymouth College

9 (-) St Catherine’s School, Guildford

10 (10) Loughborough HS

11 (12) Reeds’s School

12 (16) Dame Allen’s School, Newcastle

13 (11) Newcastle HS for Girls

14 (8) Putney HS

15 (-) Rugby School

16 (-) St Swithun’s School, Winchester

17 (78) Wellington College

18 (-) Bournemouth Collegiate School

19 (62) Wycliffe College

20 (33) Truro School

21 (7) Portsmouth GS

22 (9) Dulwich College

23 (6) Warwick School

24 (22) QEGS Wakefield

25 (19) James Allen’s Girls School

26 (-) St Helen & St Katharine School

27 (14) Hampton School

28 (23) Bedford School

29 (40) Queenswood School

30 (61) Wakefield Girls HS

31 (39) Perse School

32 (27) RGS Newcastle

33 (91) Lady Eleanor Holles School

34 (98) Durham School

35 (36) New Hall School

36 (53) Canford School

37 (35) Bede’s School

38 (60) Trent College

39 (-) Stowe School

40 (34) Sevenoaks School

41 (26) Hymers College

42 (74) Loughborough GS

43 (-) Hurstpierpoint College

44 (-) Benenden School

45 (90) Harrow School

46 (-) Woodhouse Grove School

47 (-) Brighton College

48 (13) Talbot Heath School

49 (45) Ellesmere College

50 (-) St Teresa’s School

51 (30) St George’s College, Weybridge

52 (47) Monkton School

53 (-) Ibstock Place School

54 (51) Manor Prep School

55 (-) Park School, Bournemouth

56 (71) Brentwood School

57 (29) Denstone College

58 (17) Queen’s College, Taunton

59 (46) Kingston GS

60 (54) Culford School

61 (64) Sedbergh School

62 (52) Bradfield College

63 (55) Downsend School

64 (18) Kelly College

65 (-) Hazlegrove Prep School

66 (-) Grantham Prep School

67 (-) Leweston School

68 (-) St John’s School

69 (69) Bedford Girls School

70 (92) Norwich School

71 (-) Queen Anne’s School, Reading

72 (-) Yarm School

73 (31) King’s School, Worcester

74 (-) Bancroft School

75 (-) Caterham School

76 (-) Ipswich High School

77 (59) Abbey School, Reading

78 (-) City of London Freeman’s School

79 (-) Royal Russell School

80 (75) Cheltenham Ladies College

81 (32) Lancing College

82 (50) Castle Court School

83 (-) St Mary’s Prep School, Blundellsands

84 (-) Wrekin College

85 (-) Reigate GS

86 (-) Godolphin & Latymer School

87 (76) Stockport GS

88 (24) Cheadle Hulme School

89 (-) Langley School

90 (38) Kirkham GS

91 (-) Birkdale School

92 (81) Shrewsbury HS

93 (99) Bristol GS

94 (-) St Alban’s School

95 (-) Oldham Hulme GS

96 (86) Reading Blue Coat School

97 (-) Eastbourne College

98 (44) Dean Close School

99 (-) Kent College

100 (77) Bromley HS

 

Top state sports schools of 2014

 

1 (11) Aylesbury High School

2 (1) Northampton School for Boys

3 (5) Coopers Company & Coborn School

4 (2) Thomas Telford School

5 (32) Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

6 (31) Barking Abbey School

7 (9) Lancaster School, Leicester

8 (6) Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

9 (55) Northfield School, Billingham

10 (14) Southend High School for Girls

11 (17) Southend High School for Boys

12 (-) Christleton High School, Chester

13 (-) South Hunsley School

14 (-) Bridgewater High School, Warrington

15 (-) Fallibroome Academy, Macclesfield

16 (63) Lymm High School

17 (18) SGS College, Bristol

18 (70) Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School

19 (4) Calday Grange Grammar School

20 (26) Canon Slade School, Bolton

21 (34) Fitzwimarc School

22 (15) Helsby High School

23 (67) St Bonaventure’s School

24 (13) RGS High Wycombe

25 (21) Shenfield High School

26 (99) King John School, Benfleet

27 (-) Nottingham Academy

28 (3) Ivybridge Community College

29 (7) Wilmslow High School

30 (24) Wycombe High School

31 (23) Holmfirth High School

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33 (-) Huddersfield New College

34 (-) Spalding GS

35 (-) St Aidan’s HS, Harrogate

36 (-) John Hampden GS

37 (-) Alcester GS

38 (30) Borne GS

39 (28) St Anselm’s College

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41 (-) Loreto GS, Altrincham

42 ()

43 (36) Castleford Academy

44 (-) William Edward’s School

45 (-) Balby Carr Community Academy

46 (37) Cheam High School

47 (-) Raven’s Wood School

48 (-) Didcot Girls School

49 (35) Tewkesbury School

50 (39) Greig City Academy

51 (-) Queen’s School, Watford

52 (-) Horsforth School

53 (-) St Mary’s College, Hull

54 (-) St Bede's Catholic HS, Blackburn

55 (-) Greenhead College

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57 (-) Coombe Boys School

58 (60) Loreto Sixth Form College

59 (-) Soar Valley College, Leicester

60 (61) Upton by Chester HS

61 (78) Bruntcliffe HS, Leeds

62 (-) St Ivo School

63 (-) City of Leicester College

64 (72) St Francis of Xavier's School, Liverpool

65 (-) Cardinal Heenan Catholic Sports College

66 (-) Sparsholt College, Winchester

67 (-) Honley HS, Holmfirth

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69 (-) Conyers School

70 (-) Busbridge Junior School

71 (-) Stanley HS, Southport

72 (-) Thomas Estley Community College

73 (7) Greensward Academy

74 (-) St Richard's Catholic College

75 (-) Thomas Hardye School

76 (-) St Mary Magdalene Acadmey

77 (58) London Academy

78 (-) Holy Trinity School, Crawley

79 (-) Downend College, Bristol

80 (86) Denbigh School

81 (-) Noel Baker School

82 (-) Solihull College

83 (85) St Aloysius College, London

84 (-) Woking HS

85 (38) Gosforth Academy

86 (-) Blacon HS, Chester

87 (-) Caistor GS

88 (-) Ermysted's GS

89 (-) Kibworth HS, Leicester

90 (-) Wilson’s School

91 (-) Simon Langton Boys GS

92 (-) Hackney Community College

93 (-) Colchester County HS for Girls

94 (41) Peter Symond's College, Winchester

95 (-) Waltham Girls HS, Grantham

96 (8) St Martin’s School, Essex

97 () Heckmondwike GS

98 (-) Carmel RC School

99 (-) Burlington Danes Academy

100 (-) John Madejski Academy, Reading

 

Top independent sports schools of 2013

 

1 Millfield School

2 Whitgift School

3 Guildford High School

4 Bromsgrove School

5 Sheffield High School

6 Warwick School

7 Portsmouth Grammar School

8 Putney High School

9 Dulwich College

10 Loughborough High School

11 Central Newcastle High School

12 Reeds School

13 Talbot Heath School

14 Hampton School

15 Repton School

16 Dame Allan’s School, Newcastle

17 Queen’s College, Taunton

18 Kelly College, Devon

19 James Allen’s Girls School

20 Shrewsbury School

21 Grammar School at Leeds

22 Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield

23 Bedford School

24 Cheadle Hulme School

25 St Paul’s School, Barnes

26 Hymers College

27 RGS Newcastle

28 King’s College, Taunton

29 Denstone College

30 St George’s College, Weybridge

31 King's School, Worcester

32 Lancing College

33  Truro School

34  Sevenoaks School

35  Bede’s School

36  New Hall School

37  Sherborne School

38  Kirkham Grammar School

39 Perse School

40 Queenswood School

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42 Plymouth College

43 Cranleigh School

44 Dean Close School

45 Ellesmere College

46 Kingston GS

47 Monkton School

48 Arnold KEQMS

49 St Edward's School, Cheltenham

50 Castle Court School

51 Manor Prep School

52  Bradfield College

53 Canford School

54 Culford School

55 Downsend School

56 Beaconhurst College

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58  Manchester HS

59  Abbey School, Reading

60  Trent College

61  Wakefield Girls HS

62  Wycliffe College

63  Wolverhampton GS

64  Sedbergh School

65  Bryanston School

66  King’s School, Canterbury

67  Christ's Hospital School, Horsham

68  Bournemouth Collegiate School

69  Bedford Girls School

70 Alleyn’s School

71 Brentwood School

72 Manchester GS

73 Godolphin & Latymer School

74 Loughborough Grammar School

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76 Stockport GS

77 Bromley HS

78 Wellington College

79 Durham HS

80 King’s School, Macclesfield

81 Shrewsbury School

82 St Alban’s School

83 Haberdasher’s Aske’s Boys School

84 Queen Elizabeth's Hospital School, Bristol

85 Cheltenham Ladies College

86 Reading Blue Coat School

87 Twyford School

88 Eton School

89 Birchfield School

90 Harrow School

91 Lady Eleanor Holles School

92 Norwich School

93 Royal High School, Bath

94 Stamford School

95 Nottingham HS

96 Wycombe Abbey School

97 Marlborough College

98 Durham School

99 Bristol GS

100 St Peter’s School, York

 

Top state sports schools of 2013

 

1 Northampton School for Boys

2 Thomas Telford School

3 Ivybridge Community College

4 Calday Grange Grammar School

5 Coopers Company & Coborn School

6 Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

7 Wilmslow High School

8 St Martin’s School, Essex

9 Lancaster School, Leicester

10 Judd School, Kent

11 Aylesbury High School

12 Beaconsfield High School

13 Royal Grammar School High Wycombe

14 Southend High School for Girls

15 Helsby High School

16 Bridgewater High School, Warrington

17 Southend High School for Boys

18 SGS College, Bristol

19 Ilkley Grammar School

20 Crossley Heath School

21 Shenfield High School

22 St Peter’s High School, Manchester

23 Holmfirth High School

24 Wycombe High School

25 Wirral Grammar School

26 Canon Slade School, Bolton

27 King’s School, Grantham

28 St Anselm’s College

29 St John Fisher Catholic HS, Harrogate

30 Bourne Grammar School, Lincolnshire

31 Barking Abbey School

32 Dr Challoner’s GS

33 Northampton School for Girls

34 FitzWimarc School, Essex

35 Tewkesbury School

36 Castleford Academy

37 Cheam High School

38 Gosforth Academy

39 Greig City Academy

40 Stantonbury Campus

41 Peter Symond's College, Winchester

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51 Bushey Academy

52 Kesteven & Grantham Girls School

53 South Wilts Grammar School

54 St Edmund Arrowsmith

55 Northfield School, Billingham

56 St Angela's Ursuline School

57 St Augustine's Catholic College

58 City of London Academy

59 Leigh City Academy

60 Loreto Sixth Form College

61 Upton by Chester HS

62 Appleton CE Primary School

63 Lymm HS

64 Great Baddow School

65 South Holderness Technology College, Hull

66 Lawrence Sheriff School

67 St Bonaventure’s School

68 Abraham Guest Academy, Wigan

69 Hollingworth College, Rochdale

70 Tunbridge Wells GS

71 Haygrove School, Bridgwater

72 St Francis of Xavier's School, Liverpool

73 Formby HS

74 Weavers School

75 Elton HS

76 Bridge Academy, Hackney

77 St Peter & Pail Catholic College, Widnes

78 Bruntcliffe HS, Leeds

79 Elizabethan School, Notts

80 Brunts Academy

81 St Cuthbert's School

82 Camborne Academy

83 Morpeth School, London

84 Camrmel RC College

85 St Aloysius College, London

86 Denbigh School

87 Cleeve School

88 Ossett School

89 City of West Minster College

90 Sirius Academy, Hull

91 Aston Academy

92 Queen Elizabeth GS, Horncastle

93 Dr Challoner's HS

94 Bishop’s Stortford HS

95 Bishop Heber HS

96 Glyn Technology School

97 Truro College

98 Isleworth & Syon School

99 King John School, Benfleet

100 Dartford GS for Boys