Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Sidmouth school ranked 15th in UK

PUBLISHED: 19:30 17 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:49 18 May 2017

St John's School headteacher Mike Burgess with deputy Caroline Ward.  Ref shs 7908-49-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

St John's School headteacher Mike Burgess with deputy Caroline Ward. Ref shs 7908-49-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn


The leaders of St John’s School are ‘absolutely delighted’ it is now ranked 15th nationally in its category in a prestigious guide.

The percentage of A and A* grades at GCSE saw it climb the league tables in the Sunday Times Schools Guide, which identifies the 2,000 highest achieving schools in the UK.

Caroline Ward, the head of senior academics, said: “We were absolutely delighted – this is another endorsement of the fantastic work that is going on at St John’s and we are always delighted to see our school receive recognition of that in the public domain and on a national level.

“That said, results are only part of what we do here at St John’s.

“As a school with an extensive network of sister schools around the world and with our fantastic facilities which are receiving further significant investment at the moment, the opportunities for local pupils at St John’s go far beyond the classroom.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories


The first Crime and Safety Roadshow took place in Sidmouth this week.

Read more

A concert featuring an orchestra made up of 70 members from across the South West will be held in aid of Sidmouth Hospiscare.

Read more

Thousands of pounds have been awarded to a new trailblazing help service.

Read more

A trapped toddler, who got locked in a car, helped firefighter with his own escape.

Read more

An event organiser who has helped to bring some of the country’s biggest authors to Sidmouth is stepping down after more than a decade in charge.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:19

Investing £262,000 in the swimming pools in Sidmouth, Exmouth and Honiton could cut energy bills by £60,000 a year, according to a report.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:04

Fundraisers got dotty and donned their Pudsey ears or all-yellow onesies to support the Children in Need appeal last week.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:20

Painted pebbles are bringing smiles to faces around Sidmouth after a mum brought a colourful initiative to the town.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:31

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning acrosss the South West today (Wednesday), with gusts of 65-to-70mph likely.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:23

Staff at Branscombe Primary School have been praised for their commitment to nurturing pupils development as part of a ‘good’ Ofsted report.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications