Penryn College ranks first in Cornwall for high ability students

20 January 2017

In two significant progress measures announced in this week’s school league tables, Penryn College’s more able students outperformed all other able students in Cornwall.  

Its two first place county rankings for our most able students (in Attainment 8 and Progress 8)  puts the progress of our highest achievers in the top 3% of all schools nationally. Joint 70th in the country!

The league tables have also put Penryn College in the top ten among 32 Cornish schools.  Overall progress for all students is ranked 3rd  in Cornwall. The progress of boys, girls and students from disadvantaged homes all rank in the top 10 Cornish schoolschools.  

We believe that the success of so many individual students is down to the strong supportive network that the school provides to all students.  Parents also deserve praise for their role in helping their children strive for challenging goals.  From those with special needs to those with outstanding academic ability, these league tables recognise the achievements of every single student and give us much to celebrate!

To see the 2015-2016 performance tables in full click here.

More information on Progress 8 can be found on the GCSE Results page of our website.

Press Release: 

We are delighted that the recently published GCSE league tables confirm the exceptional progress of so many of our students, and especially that of our high achievers. This is testament to the teamwork between staff, parents and pupils in the Penryn College community.

The school would also like to give credit to this year group’s commitment and enthusiasm for a whole range of sport, arts and community activities, achieved alongside these outstanding results.

Penryn College aims to help every single student meet their potential, and this year’s league table results shows us that there is no limit to what each student can achieve.