LEAGUE tables comparing secondary schools across Dorset and Hampshire have been released by the Department for Education.

Schools are compared by the percentage of pupils gaining the national benchmark standard of at least five GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English and maths.

While grammar and independent schools across the area continue to top the tables, others are edging closer with vastly improved results.

In Bournemouth, Winton and Glenmoor Schools have continued their recent success with the both recording the highest figures for non-selective schools in the borough.

Ben Parnell, executive principal of both schools, said: “We are thrilled with our positions in this year’s tables.

“They are also evidence of the significant progress that has been made at both schools over the past few years.”

At Bournemouth School for Girls, 100 per cent of entrants gained at least the benchmark standard.

Headteacher Alistair Brien said: “We are delighted with the results achieved this year, all the more so since they are up on last year.

“The league tables are now far more detailed and I believe give a far clearer picture of how schools are doing by their pupils within their particular context.”

Talbot Heath also achieved 100 per cent to the delight of headteacher Angharad Holloway.

“We are delighted with the achievements of our GCSE and A level pupils,” she said.

She said 92 per cent of pupils attained high grades in English Baccalaureate subjects, and added: “We are one of the highest ranked schools nationally for our Value Added scores at GCSE.

“Our A level results were superb with over 20 per cent of all grades A* and 82 per cent A*-B.

“Once again, Talbot Heath is the top performing school for girls in Bournemouth and Poole based on A*-B grades at GCSE and A level.”

Highcliffe School achieved the highest results of any comprehensive in Dorset.

Headteacher Judith Potts said: “We are absolutely delighted with these results, they are a real credit to our students and staff.”

Poole High School achieved a nine per cent rise in students achieving grades from A* to C including English and maths.

Headteacher Fan Heafield said: “I think this shows that we provide an excellent quality of education across the curriculum.”

Bishop of Winchester Academy scored significantly above the national average with 63 per cent of grades from A*-C.

Principal Paul Mc Keown said: “There has been a massive improvement and this is a vindication of the hard work of our students and teachers.”

The latest tables


Avonbourne 60 (53) 211
Bishop of Winchester Academy 63 (43) 143
Bourne Academy 59 (36) 118
Bournemouth Collegiate School 70 (73) 73
Bournemouth School 99 (98) 148
Bournemouth School for Girls 99 (99) 158
Glenmoor 62 (57) 158
Oakmead College of Technology 45 (50) 142
Harewood College 46 (51) 155
St Peter’s 60 (63) 235
Talbot Heath 100 (98) 60
Winton Arts and Media College 65 (66) 153


Ashdown 51 (49) 171
Carter Community 32 (46) 106
Corfe Hills 60 (53) 378
Parkstone Grammar 100 (100) 180
Poole Grammar 97 (99) 178
Poole High 55 (46) 326
St Aldhelm’s Academy 31 (28) 107
St Edward’s 64 (52) 180


Blandford 52 (54) 191
Ferndown Upper 50 (49) 232
Gillingham 68 (69) 273
The Grange 47 (39) 111
Gryphon 63 (57) 238
Highcliffe 74 (57) 234
Leweston 83 (78) 41
Lytchett Minster 64 (56) 233
Purbeck 45 (40) 247
QE 51 (59) 353
St Mary’s 76 (86) 72
Shaftesbury 57 (41) 169
Sturminster Newton 63 (53) 116
Twynham 65 (58) 241


Arnewood 56 (75) 194
Ballard 69 (84) 61
Burgate 78 (64) 144
Priestlands 63 (60) 237
Ringwood 66 (64) 263

KEY: The first column is the percentage of pupils gaining at least five GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English and maths. Figures in brackets are last year’s results and final figure is number of eligible pupils.