Keswick School recognised as top comprehensive in Cumbria in national league tables

Students and staff are delighted that Keswick School has been recognised as the top comprehensive in Cumbria in the recently published national league tables. Over 74% of students achieved the nationally recognised measure of five or more A* - C grades including English and Maths last summer. This places Keswick above every other non-selective or fee paying school in Cumbria. It reflects the ambition of Keswick School students and the outstanding teaching provided by a highly skilled specialist staff.

The achievement of the Sixth Form students was equally impressive. Over 66% of all A-level entries were graded at A* - B which places the Keswick in the top 30 comprehensive schools in the UK in The Telegraph. The school is particularly delighted that the proportion of A-levels graded AAB or higher in 2 or 3 facilitating subjects (English, Maths, Science, Languages and Humanities) is higher than any other comprehensive or selective grammar school in Cumbria. Students who wish to continue their studies in these subjects generally do so at Oxbridge or other Russell and 1994 group universities.

The reputation of Keswick School continues to grow nationally. Parent nominations and exam success have meant that the school has been invited to be entered into the latest edition of The Good Schools Guide. This prestigious publication gives an independent account of the nature of the top independent and state school in the country. A link to Keswick School’s entry in The Good Schools Guide is available on the school’s website:

‘I am delighted that the national league tables reflect the talented students and dedicated staff we have at Keswick School. We are not complacent and aim to build on this success over the coming months. We also appreciate that other qualities are equally likely to lead to success later in life and our students seize opportunities to broaden their horizons and develop into confident, responsible and distinctive young people.’  Simon Jackson (Headteacher)