Bede’s Maintains ‘Top 1% of UK’ Value Added Ranking


Department of Education figures released last week saw Bede’s placed in the top 1% of all schools in the UK for Value Added at A Level for the second year running, with the School ranked 35th in the country and best in Sussex by over 10 places.

Designed to measure how much more or less successful students have been by virtue of the school they have attended, with a school’s score declaring how much 'value' they have added to their pupils’ results, Bede’s outstanding rating was derived from another year of best-ever ‘raw’ exam results which saw 78% of all A Level grades and 65% of all GCSE grades at A*-B.

“Independent schools in the United Kingdom have only been given a Value Added ranking for A Level in the Department of Education's League Tables for the last two years in the past ten,” said Bede’s Head of Sixth Form Jason Henham.

“With Bede’s continuing to refuse to top-slice its pupil intake based on academic ability, this pattern of achievement implies that what we do clearly works for students, no matter their perceived level of ability.”


John Tuson, Bede’s Academic Deputy Head, added, "The educational landscape is constantly changing, and those changes are genuinely exciting. While these results act as an endorsement of Bede’s unique approach to education, we have a further-improved Sixth Form curriculum set to launch in September which will offer our students the chance to perform at an even-higher level.”

Bede’s Headmaster Dr Richard Maloney concluded, “Every teacher at Bede’s works exceptionally hard to ensure that each individual pupil has the opportunity to achieve truly great things, both in their exams and in their lives beyond school. We will do everything we can to make that happen.”


Local Schools Ranked by Value Added


Rank in UK

Bede's Senior School


Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College


Farlington School


Eastbourne College

208th =

Seaford College

208th =

Moira House Girls' School


Ardingly College

408th =

Hurstpierpoint College

408th =

Brighton College

408th =

Battle Abbey School


Lancing College

612th =

Lingfield Notre Dame

612th =

Burgess Hill Girls


Brighton and Hove High School


Roedean School


Our Lady of Sion School


Lewes Old Grammar School


Christ's Hospital



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