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St George's School in Harpenden named The Sunday Times Comprehensive School of the Year

Monday 10th December 2018

St George’s School in Harpenden has been named The Sunday Times Comprehensive School of the Year in the new edition of Parent Power.

Ranked 88thnationally, the school has leapt 20 places up the league table in the past year. Furthermore, it has risen from seventh to fourth position nationally among schools with a completely non-selective intake. Results are outstanding with around 74% of A-levels returning one of the top three grades and 57% of GCSEs A*/A or 9/8/7 under the new grading system. 

Alastair McCall, editor of Parent Power, said: “St George’s offers a distinctive, dynamic school experience to the 1,300 children lucky enough to go there.

“One of a small group of state boarding schools, the 118 pupils who live onsite add an extra dimension to school life. The school attracts a remarkably loyal staff, who are able to bring a huge amount of experience to their job and ensure that the children achieve to the maximum of their abilities. St George’s thoroughly deserves recognition for offering the very best brand of comprehensive education.”

Headmistress Helen Barton said of the award “It is fantastic that the hard work and dedication of our whole school community has been recognised in this way.  We fully recognise that we would not be the school we are today without the continued passion and commitment of the staff, governing body and supporters of the school, all of whom play a vital role in making St George’s such a special and unique place to be part of.”

St George’s will feature in The Sunday Times Schools Guide for 2019, which was published in print on the 25th November 2018, and is available online through

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