A HEREFORDSHIRE high school sixth form has been ranked among the top two per cent in England.

John Kyrle High School's sixth form was rated in the Government's key stage 5 league tables at the end of last year.

Data was then analysed by ALPS, which compares and reviews data across the education sector. It found that the school's results stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best in the country.

Nigel Griffiths, headteacher of the Ross-on-Wye school, said: “This is fantastic news. When we received the notification we were so, so proud.

“What is most pleasing is that this data isn’t based on a snapshot of just one year. It looks back over a number of years, and reflects that fact that our students achieve year in, year out.”

The school says that in each of the past six years more than 60 per cent of its students have earned A*-B at A-level, with many students going on to some of the top opportunities in the country.

Mr Griffiths added: “ALPS sent us a certificate to recognise our achievements. It shows a thermometer with our results at the very top of the temperature gauge.

"While this is incredible recognition for our staff and students, this news is important for so many more reasons.

"It helps set the tone for years to come. Our students can have the confidence in the successful and supportive environment that we provide, and we know that together we can help open so many doors for their future.

“Ultimately, that is the reason why our staff give so much to our students.

"While the accolades are pleasing, it is the fact that JKHS’s young people go on to achieve remarkable things in their further education and employment that drives us on. We believe that they are a jewel in the crown of our community.”

The school is currently taking applications for the 2020 academic year.