Published: 20 December 2021
The Sunday Times has recently published its list of top schools in the country and many Westminster schools have placed in the top 20.
Hampden Gurney Church of England Primary School has ranked 9th on the list of top state primary schools in the country.
Primary schools on The Sunday Times list were ranked on Standard Assessment Tests in reading; grammar, punctuation, and spelling; and maths from 2017 to 2019.
Headteacher of Hampden Gurney, Evelyn Chua, said:
Set against the backdrop of the unprecedented pandemic, it has been an amazing achievement for the school. We are absolutely delighted and wish to congratulate our pupils for their continued success over this period, benefitting from the excellent support and guidance of the staff. Every child deserves the very best and that’s clearly what Hampden Gurney has offered.
Our ambitious and inspirational accomplishment can be attributed to the dedication of the staff, the pupils, their parents and carers, the governing body and anyone involved in the work of the school. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their hard work and commitment that make this all possible.
Speaking about the success of the school, Brian Hilton, Chair of Governors at Hampden Gurney, said:
The Governing Body is delighted that the school has been recognised in this way. We know how hard both the pupils and the staff have worked to achieve this. So many congratulations to them and to all who have contributed to this excellent result.
It is not only in primary education where Westminster schools have triumphed; many other Westminster schools have listed highly on The Sunday Times list. Westminster School has placed 7th on the list of best independent schools in the country and The Grey Coat School is 30th on the list of best secondary schools in London.
These rankings are based on examination performance from 2017 – 2019, when exams were sat under normal conditions. The Sunday Times said these rankings offer the most realistic assessment of past school performance and are more likely to reflect future performance of the school when examinations return to normal.
Cllr Timothy Barnes, Westminster City Council Cabinet Member for Young People and Learning, said:
It’s fantastic to see our Westminster schools, and particularly Hampden Gurney, once again get recognised for their incredible achievements. Children and young people in our city have access to some of the best schools and education in the country, and I’m extremely proud of how hard everyone works to make that happen. A big thank you and congratulations to Hampden Gurney and all of our city of Westminster schools for their continued success.
Congratulations to all of our fantastic Westminster schools!