Highbury Grove School among best in country according to Tatler guide

Highbury Grove pupils celebrate their GCSE results in August

Highbury Grove pupils celebrate their GCSE results in August - Credit: Archant

Two Islington Schools have been included in a guide to the best state school’s in the country.

Highbury Grove School, which was described as one of the worst schools in the country a decade ago is now being celebrated by glossy magazine Tatler which is aimed at the extremely well-to-do.

Also included in the guide, which is published for parents who want to avoid the huge fees of private education, is William Tyndale primary school – the borough’s most oversubscribed primary.

This is Tatler’s second edition of the guide, with 12 primary schools and 22 secondary schools listed to supplement those given the stamp of approval in the magazine’s first guide last year.

Highbury Grove, which the magazine says has turned things around after an undercover Channel 4 documentary exposed behavioural issues in 2005, is featured alongside the comprehensive girls school where Education Secretary Michael Gove sends his daughter.

The school saw 64 per cent of students achieve five A* to C grades in their GCSE’s in 2013, compared to just 25 per cent in 2007.