The Sunday Times released the 26th edition of their schools guide 2019, Parent Power. Using the latest results from public examinations, the guide’s rankings of state and independent schools identifies the highest-achieving schools in the UK.
Congratulations to Firefly schools across the country, who have scored amazingly well in the latest Sunday Times school rankings. Released in November 2018, the rankings highlight some of the fantastic ways our schools are making use of Firefly.
The results showed that two-thirds of the top 50 schools in the country use Firefly. This included the top performing school, St Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith, West London, so a big congratulations are in order for them. But others did fantastically well too – 68 percent of the top 50 independent secondary schools and 80 percent of the top 20 in the country are Firefly schools.
Firefly is designed to make teaching easier for everyone, no matter what sort of school you teach in. And the results really reflected this, with a range of different Firefly schools all doing incredibly well. For example, 40 percent of the top 50 fee-paying International Baccalaureate (IB) schools used Firefly, which included the top two schools in this category: King’s College School in Wimbledon, South London and Sevenoaks School in Sevenoaks, Kent.
Elsewhere, eight of the top ten independent schools for Pre-U were Firefly schools. This included King’s School, Worcester in Worcester, Westminster School in London, St Paul’s Girls’ School again, and Highgate School in Highgate, North London. Well done to all for scoring so highly.
Queen Elizabeth’s School in Barnet, meanwhile – also a Firefly school – was the top performing state secondary school. Of the top Scottish independent schools, 40 percent were Firefly schools, including the top performing school in this category – Fettes College in Edinburgh. And that’s not all, because 16 percent of the top performing prep schools in the country were also Firefly schools.
It’s great to see that across the board, our schools are performing so well. And while they all have different make-ups, from big to small, new to old, or boys-only to mixed to girls-only, one thing is common – they’re all using Firefly. So congratulations are in order again for all of our fantastic schools that have used Firefly to develop an outstanding learning environment. We’ll be looking forward to even more successes in the future, and we can’t wait to see what next year has in store.