Staff at King Edward VI College are today celebrating the college’s outstanding performance in the national performance tables, with students gaining an average of 1063.9 points each in 2012. This makes King Edward’s the second placed sixth form college in the country, the top college in the whole of central and southern England and places it firmly within the top 100 schools and colleges in England, well above renowned public schools such as Eton.

But that’s not all. Over two hundred King Edward’s students progressed to Russell group universities last September and a further 13 have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge for next academic year. In recognition of the college’s outstanding success in enabling its students to get into university, the Higher Education Funding Council has agreed that King Edward’s can offer degree level studies from September 2013. Principal Sharon Phillips expressed her gratitude to the staff at King Edward’s, adding that “our teaching staff do their utmost to ensure that each student can fulfil his or her potential”. King Edward’s is a founder member of the recently formed Maple Group of top academic sixth form colleges.

link to the Dudley page of the tables