PRESS RELEASE: ST MICHAEL’S SCHOOL, LLANELLI WINS THE SUNDAY TIMES WELSH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL OF THE DECADE AWARD (Credit: The Sunday Times)
St Michael’s School in Llanelli has been named The Sunday Times Welsh Independent School of the Decade by Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide, published in The Sunday Times and online this Sunday, November 29.
The 28th edition of Parent Power identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their most recently published examination results. A fully searchable national database by school name, local authority, town and postcode, together with regional rankings are available to Times and Sunday Times subscribers at: thesundaytimes.co.uk/parentpower
As well as assessment of all academic results on a school-by-school basis, Parent Power enables parents to compare the performance of a given school with other schools in the same town, local authority or nationally. There are also live links to school websites and schools’ most recent inspection reports.
Parent Power is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative 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 (which is given double weighting) and the percentage of entries graded 9, 8 and 7, at GCSE and iGCSE.
Alastair McCall, editor of Parent Power, said: “St Michael’s follows up its success as Welsh Independent Secondary School of the Year in 2018 with our Welsh Independent Secondary School of the Decade award this year, acknowledging its consistent academic excellence over the past 10 years. Always one of the leading Welsh independent schools, St Michael’s has been on an accelerating upward curve during that time, rising from 229th place in 2014 to 52nd in our latest ranking through five straight years of improving examination results. The 92% of A-level grades at A*, A or B grades in 2019 was astounding.
“This school of just over 400 children offers more than just high academic standards, however. Children are encouraged to develop their interests outside of the classroom and participate at a level that suits their abilities. There is good pastoral support and children leave well-rounded and academically able, confident in themselves and ready to take the next steps in education and life.”