Merton girls’ comprehensive among top in Telegraph league table

Merton’s Ursuline High School in Wimbledon ranks 12th out of 182 comprehensive schools listed in the Telegraph’s 2016 GCSE results table.

Students at Ursuline High School in Merton celebrate their GSCE successes

Students at Ursuline High School in Merton celebrate their GSCE successes with head teacher Julia Waters

Following the release of this year’s GCSE results last week, the Telegraph has published on its website GCSE results from all the schools which submitted results to be included in their table.

Ursuline continues to be a top performer year on year in Merton and in the country. This year 88.5% of its pupils taking GCSEs achieved A*-C and 40% achieved A* or A.

Merton schools buck national trend with big improvement in GCSE results

Results from all Merton’s state schools bucked the national trend last week as the borough saw significant improvements in its GCSE results, scoring well above the national average.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for education Councillor Caroline Cooper-Marbiah said: “It’s great news to see one of our schools among the best performers in the country. Congratulations to our hardworking students at Ursuline and to their dedicated teaching staff who all work so hard throughout the year to ensure the young people achieve their full potential.”

Head teacher at Ursuline High School Julia Waters said: “I am proud of our students who have worked very hard for their exam results and it is wonderful to see so many achieve the top grades. Our success is due to our teaching staff, the hardworking students themselves and their families who support them throughout their schooling. I look forward to seeing many of our GCSE pupils returning to Ursuline to embark on their A-Level studies in September.”


Note to editors

Eighty-one percent of pupils at state schools in Merton achieved A* – C in English, up from 77% in the borough last year and 21% above this year’s national average. Seventy-seven percent of pupils achieved A*-C in maths, up on last year’s 72% and 16% above this year’s national average. In both English and maths, 72% pupils achieved A*-C, up on last year’s 62%.