Six IB World Schools ranked for high performance

Highlighting the influence of the IB in UK education, six IB World Schools were featured among the top 21 independent secondary schools in the Sunday Times Parent Power guide.

The Sunday Times annual school league tables are published in the guide ahead of the official government tables for secondary schools performance. It ranks two thousand of the highest-achieving independent and state schools in the UK based on exam results, enabling parents to compare school performance with others nationally, in the same town or local authority.

Dartford Grammar School was named IB School of the Year. Other IB World Schools in the top 21 were North London Collegiate School, King’s College School, Sevenoaks School, The Stephen Perse Foundation, The Godolphin and Latymer School, and King Edward’s School in Birmingham.

Long-term IB advocate, John Claughton, also received the Times Educational Supplement Independent School Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, for his contribution to education. Claughton spearheaded developments in facilities and curriculum and abandoned A-Levels in favour of the IB while he was Chief Master of King Edward’s School, Birmingham for 10 years.

Adrian Kearney, Director of IB World Schools said: “It is fantastic to see the word ‘international’ celebrated in UK education, and to see that our schools and stakeholders are being recognised for the marvellous work and opportunities they bring to IB students. The IB is international by name and international by nature, and being internationally-minded is now more important than ever before. An education that allows children to flourish within our ever changing world is paramount in assisting them to make their mark in our global society, and is a central commitment in the IB mission.”