Watford Grammar School for Girls pupils most likely to get into top university

Figures suggest students at Watford Grammar School for Girls are more likely to get into a top university than any other state school or college in Hertfordshire, the Watford Observer reports.

The latest figures from the Department for Education reveal that 567 Key Stage 5 students have completed their education at the school over the past three years.

More than half went on to study at a Russell Group university (56 percent) – generally considered to be the most prestigious in the UK, the publication said.

It puts the school in the top 35 schools in the country for getting students into these institutions – with a total of 315 of the former pupils from the last three years getting in.

Of that number, 26 went to Oxford or Cambridge.

Watford Grammar School for Boys had the second-highest proportion of students in Hertfordshire that went on to study at a Russell Group university over the past three years (53 per cent).

It was followed by Dame Alice Owen’s School (53 percent), Yavneh College (50 percent) and Parmiter’s School (47 per cent).

Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet, in London was the best in the county for getting pupils into elite institutions, the Watford Observer said.

Some 81 per cent of the 432 boys that left the school over the past three years went on to study at a Russell Group university – including 90 that went to Oxbridge.

St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar School in Bromley saw 72 per cent of boys go on to a Russell Group university, while 61 per cent of students at The Henrietta Barnett School in Barnet, Wilson’s School in Sutton and King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford also went to one of these institutions.

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