ranked 2nd in Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’ league table

Wednesday December 15, 2021

It was announced at the start of the month that Concord College has ranked 2nd in the Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’ league tables for the best independent school in the West Midlands region. Concord was the top independent boarding school in the region, the top co-educational school for GCSEs, A levels and combined results and also the top school in the region overall for A levels. The rankings are the UK's longest-established guide to the country's top schools, now in its 29th annual edition, released in print and online. According to the Sunday Times: “It provides parents with the most comprehensive overview of academic performance at Britain's elite state and independent schools.” Concord was also delighted to rank 21st overall in the UK. Concord placed 6th for A level results and was listed as 3rd best boarding school for A levels (8th for independent boarding schools overall). In previous years, rankings have used the most recent results from each school, but with the changes in exam arrangements for 2020 and 2021, the Sunday Times Parent Power tables have taken a slightly longer-term view. “Parent Power has innovated to keep the guide fresh with a new set of tables covering the leading education sectors based on the outcomes of public examinations taken in 2019, 2018 and 2017. “These new tables identify the schools whose pre-pandemic academic achievements were consistently excellent during a period when examinations were centrally moderated and marked externally.” Principal, Dr Michael Truss commented: “I am delighted that once again, Concord's outstanding results place us in the very top echelon of schools both regionally and nationally. “Our ethos of intellectual enquiry, hard work, inclusivity and kindness coupled with outstanding teaching enables our students to achieve these results and for that, I am extremely proud.” Concord’s stellar – and in some cases – record-breaking results for 2021, which were not included in the Sunday Times’ calculations, can be accessed here: