Highbury Grove School among best in country according to Tatler guide

PUBLISHED: 16:27 02 January 2015 | UPDATED: 16:27 02 January 2015

Highbury Grove pupils celebrate their GCSE results in August

Highbury Grove pupils celebrate their GCSE results in August


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.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Islington Gazette