The Department for Education has corrected an error made in the League Tables announced earlier this year.  As a result, there is a significant change in the League Table Results for The Royal School Wolverhampton.

The Royal has moved up the League Tables for GCSE results to rank as the top boarding school in the wider, commuter area, second co-educational school, and third school overall in the city of Wolverhampton.

When the League Tables were originally published in January, 2013, The Royal immediately discovered an error in the cohort numbers used by the DFE to calculate the rankings and appealed.  The DFE confirmed last week that the corrections were accepted and the amendments made, moving The Royal School up five places locally.

The percentage of students achieving 5 A*- C grades at GCSE, including English and maths, is now 85%, instead of the 64% as in the tables.  Furthermore, the DFE have confirmed that 100% of The Royal Year 11 students achieved GCSE qualifications, as opposed to the 75% originally quoted.

League table results are not the only measure of success at the Royal; we are proud that 98% of our students last year achieved their first choice university destination.  Equal emphasis is placed on the development of our young people through sport, music, drama and expeditions.  The results are, however, proof that The Royal prepares its students extremely well for the rigours of academic study, even though it is a non-selective school.