Sunday Times’ Parent Power 2024

Derby High School

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the achievement of Derby High School, securing the 7th position in the esteemed Sunday Times’ Parent Power 2024 guide for the East Midlands, having risen by 20 places in the national league tables, compiled using A level and GCSE results from summer 2023.

Head teacher, Amy Chapman commented, “It’s fantastic to receive national recognition following our outstanding results this summer, with 52% of our 2023 A level grades being awarded A* or A, and 26% of all grades A*. 78% of the year group achieved grades between A* and B. In GCSEs, two thirds of entries were awarded at the top grades 7 – 9 (A*/A) and a remarkable 25% achieved grade 9 (A*)”

“I was delighted to be interviewed by the Sunday Times in advance of yesterday’s publication, where I focused on one of our school’s strengths – our close and meaningful relationship with regional employers. It is heartening to witness large companies recognising that, for a significant number of our Sixth Formers, the path to success may involve considering prestigious degree apprenticeships offered in collaboration with top universities. At Derby High, we understand and embrace the unique skills, talents, and abilities of each student, nurturing them throughout their educational journey with us. We take immense pride in our commitment to supporting each individual to achieve their personal best, guiding them toward the option that best aligns with their unique aspirations and potential.”

Derby High Primary Pre School

The top ten East Midlands Independent Schools (with national ranking in brackets) is listed below (Sunday Times Parent Power, 2024):

1. Leicester Grammar School  (68=)
2. Nottingham High School  (76)
3. Oundle School  (92=)
4. Uppingham School (103)
5. Nottingham Girls’ High School (114=)
6. Leicester High School for Girls (122)
7. Derby High School (136)
8. Loughborough High School (138)
9. Loughborough Grammar School  (175=)
10. Repton  (202)