Local Schools Dominate Top University Places

H & F schools among those sending over 50% to 'selective universities'

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New figures published by the Sutton Trust show that schools in London and the South East are disproportionately represented in top universities.

There are seven schools in West and South West London, including St Paul's School and St Paul's School for Girls in Hammersmith, which send over 80% of their sixth form pupils to what the Trust describes as selective universities. All of them are independent.

19 schools in the area, including The Godolphin and Latymer and Latymer Upper Schools in Hammersmith, St James Senior Girls School in W14 and Lady Margaret and London Oratory School in Fulham, send over 50% of their pupils to selective universities.

Research has shown that students from London and the South East are dominating admissions to many top universities with students from other parts of the UK being in the minority in Oxford, Bristol, Warwick, King's College London and the LSE, despite making up over 75% of the population.

A group of five schools including St. Paul's Girls and Boys Schools and Westminster produced 946 Oxbridge entrants over the period 2007-09 – accounting for over one in 20 of all Oxbridge admissions. Meanwhile just under 2000 schools and colleges with less than one Oxbridge entrant a year produced a total of 927 Oxbridge entrants.

University Entrance and A Level Results for Local Schools

School Name School Type Education authority Average number of pupils completing sixth form study each year Exam points per student % of pupils accepted at university % of pupils accepted at selective universities
King's College School IND Merton
156
1132
92
85
The Lady Eleanor Holles School IND Richmond upon Thames
87
1172
94
84
Westminster School IND Westminster
188
1116
86
83
Hampton School IND Richmond upon Thames
166
1277
94
83
Notting Hill & Ealing High School IND Ealing
70
930
94
82
St Pauls School, London SW13 IND Richmond upon Thames
168
1042
85
82
St Pauls Girls School IND Hammersmith and Fulham
101
1058
85
81
The Godolphin And Latymer School IND Hammersmith and Fulham
99
1001
86
76
Latymer Upper School IND Hammersmith and Fulham
166
986
89
73
Wimbledon High School IND Merton
74
957
89
73
Putney High School IND Wandsworth
66
939
83
71
Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School COMP Kensington and Chelsea
146
876
92
67
Lady Margaret School COMP Hammersmith and Fulham
67
870
85
66
Francis Holland Clarence Gate IND Westminster
43
898
80
64
Francis Holland School IND Westminster
31
897
79
60
St James Senior Girls School IND Hammersmith and Fulham
20
844
83
59
St Augustines Priory School IND Ealing
35
846
84
56
The London Oratory School COMP Hammersmith and Fulham
170
851
87
56
St Benedicts School Ealing IND Ealing
89
827
86
54
Ibstock Place School IND Wandsworth
35
816
76
53
Harrodian School IND Richmond upon Thames
46
812
75
49
More House School, London Sw1x IND Kensington and Chelsea
20
777
74
41
Drayton Manor High School, Hanwell, London COMP Ealing
150
779
83
40
Emanuel School IND Wandsworth
78
761
67
36
Lansdowne Independent VI Form College, London W2 IND Westminster
64
791
90
35
Gumley House Convent School COMP Hounslow
102
756
85
32
Twyford Church Of England High School COMP Ealing
153
827
83
32
Wimbledon College, London Sw19 COMP Merton
117
751
80
30
St Marks R C School COMP Hounslow
114
841
89
29
Ursuline High School COMP Merton
130
748
82
28
St Marylebone Church Of England School COMP Westminster
106
778
75
28
The Green School COMP Hounslow
63
720
83
27
The Cardinal Wiseman School COMP Ealing
119
817
84
26
Elliott School COMP Wandsworth
76
641
67
26
Lampton School COMP Hounslow
115
723
85
25
Gunnersbury Catholic School, Brentford COMP Hounslow
88
811
89
24
Acorn Independent College IND Ealing
57
724
72
24
Chiswick Community School COMP Hounslow
75
691
77
23
Greenford High School, Greenford COMP Ealing
180
653
84
18
Northolt High School COMP Ealing
53
592
75
15
Richmond Upon Thames College TC Richmond upon Thames
1354
696
75
15
Isleworth And Syon School, Isleworth COMP Hounslow
66
593
69
14
Arts Educational Schools, London W4 IND Hounslow
20
716
30
13
Ellen Wilkinson School For Girls. COMP Ealing
141
707
78
13
Ealing Independent College IND Ealing
30
740
70
13
Brentford School For Girls COMP Hounslow
33
593
62
11
Ernest Bevin College COMP Wandsworth
54
614
73
7
West Thames College GFE Hounslow
167
535
54
3
Southfields Community College COMP Wandsworth
68
538
71
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Source: Sutton Trust

 

July 15, 2011