Orpington school ranks just outside UK top 10 in 2012 GCSE results

PUBLISHED: 11:13 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:13 24 January 2013

A Bromley school has ranked 13th in the country’s top 100 based on last summer’s GCSE results, according to figures released by the Department of Education today.

St Olave’s Grammar School, in Goddington Lane, Orpington was the only of the boroughs 36 secondary schools to make it on to the list with 100 per cent of pupils achieving A* to C grades at GCSE in 2012.

The all boys school was joined by Eltham College, in Grove Park Road, Mottingham in achieving 100 per cent, drastically beating the national average of 59.4 per cent.

Other notably high results in the borough came from Newstead Wood School, in Avebury Road, Orpington who achieved 99 per cent of the target grades and Bromley High School, in Blackbrook Lane, Bickley who trailed slightly with 98 per cent.

Elsewhere there was a big improvement at Beaverwood School for Girls, in Beaverwood Road, Chislehurst who rose from just over 54 per cent in 2011 to way above the national average with 71 per cent A* to C grades last summer.

However, the results were not all success stories as Bishop Challoner School, in Bromley Road, Shortlands fell dramatically from 100 to 59 per cent.

A-Level results were also released, showing St Olave’s School again at the top of the borough’s table with an average point score of 1147.6 per student.

Bromley College performed poorly, finding themselves in the UK’s bottom 200 with an average per pupil of just 518.7 - less than half of the score achieved by St Olave’s.

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