KING Edward VI School in Stratford has been named West Midlands State Secondary School of the Year in The Sunday Times Parent Power guide.
The accolade is handed out to the school in the West Midlands with the highest A Level and GCSE results.
KES’s exam results also lifted the school into the UK’s top ten for the first time.
Parent Power is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative annual survey of the country’s best schools.
The rankings in the secondary school league tables are determined by the percentage of examination entries gaining A* to B grades at A Level and the percentage of entries returning A* and A grades, and those graded 9, 8 and 7, at GCSE.
At KES, 92.4 per cent of A Level papers were graded A* to B and 92.2 per cent of GCSE papers were graded 9, 8 and 7.
Headmaster Bennet Carr said: “Such recognition is obviously most welcome but it is the daily experience of our students which really matters. Their outstanding results are testament to both their talent and dedication and to the quality of education maintained by their teachers during the pandemic.
“Successful schooling is not just about passing exams, however. They have also thrown themselves into a vast array extra-curricular, enrichment and community activities and have enjoyed the benefits of incredibly supportive parents who share our vision for education.”