Sunderland school makes The Sunday Times’ top 250 for exam results

A CITY school is celebrating being ranked in the top 250 in the country.

The Sunday Times list of top state secondary schools, ranked by the latest exam results, put St Anthony’s Girls Catholic Academy in 236th place.

The Thornhill Terrace school was the only Sunderland one to be placed in the top 500 and one of only 11 from the North East.

County Durham had an impressive four schools in the top 500, with Durham Johnston in 107th place, Framwellgate School, 166th, St Leonard’s RC School 208th and Park View School in 470th place.

This year, St Anthony’s achieved outstanding results both at A level and GCSE.

At A level, the pass rate was 99 per cent with 82 per cent at A*-C and 60 per cent at A*-B grades.

In GCSEs, the headline figure was 70 per cent of pupils gaining five or more A*-C grades, including English and maths.

Headteacher at the girls’ school, Monica Shepherd, said: “We are very proud of the success the academy continues to have.

“The hard work and commitment of both staff and students is to be celebrated.”




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