Harpenden school named 'comprehensive school of the year'
PUBLISHED: 14:56 28 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:56 28 November 2018
St George’s School in Harpenden has been named the Sunday Times ‘Comprehensive School of the Year’ 2019 in the new edition of schools guide Parent Power.
Parent Power editor Alastair McCall said: “St George’s offers a distinctive, dynamic school experience to the 1,300 children lucky enough to go there.
“One of a small group of state boarding schools, the 100 or so pupils who live on site add an extra dimension to school life.
“The school attracts a remarkably loyal staff, who are able to bring a huge amount of experience to their job and ensure that the children achieve to the maximum of their abilities.
“St George’s thoroughly deserves recognition for offering the very best brand of comprehensive education.”
The school, which is in Sun Lane, is ranked 88th nationally and has moved 20 places up the league table this year. It has also risen from seventh to fourth position nationally among schools with an entirely non-selective intake.
Headmistress Helen Barton said: “It is fantastic that the hard work and dedication of our whole school community has been recognised in this way.
“We fully recognise that we would not be the school we are today without the continued passion and commitment of the staff, governing body and supporters of the school, all of whom play a vital role in making St George’s such a special and unique place to be part of.”
The Sunday Times Schools Guide for 2019 was published in print on Sunday, November 25 and is available online at thesundaytimes.co.uk/parentpower