Keswick School listed in league tables as top school in Cumbria for Maths

Keswick School has been listed in the national school league tables published today as the top school in Cumbria for the progress students make in Maths. 85% of students make the government’s measure of ‘expected progress’ in Maths, 14% more than a local grammar school. The progress students make in English is also amongst the highest in Cumbria and 75% of students achieved the nationally recognised measure of five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths. This places Keswick above every other non-selective school in west and north Cumbria.


The achievement of the Sixth Form is just as impressive. The proportion of A-levels graded AAB or higher in 2 or 3 facilitating subjects (English, Maths, Science, Languages and Humanities) is the highest in Cumbria (for a comprehensive school). The average A-level point score per entry is 224.9 which places Keswick as the top comprehensive in west and north Cumbria. This follows an Ofsted inspection in 2014 where the school was graded ‘outstanding’ in every category and a recent listing in the Tatler magazine as the top state school in the North of England.

Keswick School’s Sixth Form Information Evening is next Wednesday (27th January from 6.30pm). External candidates are requested to contact the school secretary for further details or complete the contact form on our website. 

Simon Jackson, the Head teacher, said:

‘I’m delighted that the school league tables reflect the achievements of our talented students and dedicated staff. Keswick School is all about providing excellence, aspiration and opportunity. We appreciate that, in addition to academic achievement, other qualities are equally likely to lead to success later in life. It is this ability to seize leadership opportunities and broaden horizons that help our students develop into articulate, confident and responsible young people.  We aim to continue to build on this success and opened a new recording studio in our Crosthwaite Music Centre on Monday.’