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The Swaminarayan School Ranked as Top Independent School in London
13 January 2011

The Swaminarayan School has achieved first place in London in the Independent Schools League Table published by The Daily Telegraph on 13 January 2011. The table also confirmed the School as the fourth-highest ranked independent school in England.

According to the BBC’s Secondary Schools Table, using a slightly different system, The Swaminarayan School ranked 20th in England from over 4,000 secondary schools of all types – independent, selective and state.

The league tables chart the performance of English secondary schools in GCSE examinations taken in summer 2010. Schools are ranked by the percentage of pupils gaining at least five A* to C grades, including the key subjects of English and mathematics, which is the Government’s preferred measure of achievement.

For The Swaminarayan School, all 100% of students (compared to 53% nationally) who sat the exams in 2010 achieved five A* to C grades including English and mathematics. An outstanding 97.5% of grades across the range of subjects were in the A* to C band; nationally, 69.1% of all pupils met this level of attainment. Additionally, 55.8% of all results were in the A* and A band (compared to 22% nationally), with this increasing to 88.1% for the A*, A and B band

The School, which was founded by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj in 1991, has continued to rise from strength to strength over recent years. In the Independent Schools League Table published by The Daily Telegraph in 2010, it ranked second-highest in the country, building upon the achievements of January 2008, when the School was ranked fourth among England’s top independents. Despite finishing two places below last year’s overall ranking, the School actually achieved a higher performance score of 620, compared to the previous year’s score of 609, further demonstrating the continued improvement.

Mr Savjani, Headteacher of the School, congratulated the Year 11 students’ “exceptional performance”, saying, “It’s a credit to their hard work and also the first-rate teaching provided by all our staff here. We must also thank the immense support we continuously receive from all the parents and governors, proving once again that this really is a collaborative project.”

Mr Savjani also added: “I’m actually happier this year because of the higher performance score, even though it didn’t secure a higher rank nationally. It’s immensely gratifying to see our students outperform each other year on year.”

The Prep School similarly achieved outstanding results for the Key Stage 2 SATs in the summer of 2010.

In addition to these exceptional academic standards, both the Prep School and the Senior School provide a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for the holistic development of all children, including charity work for the wider community.

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