FOUR Southend schools have been named in the top 10 state secondary schools across East Anglia.

Westcliff High School for boys, Southend High School for boys, Westcliff High School for girls, and the Southend High School for girls, were named fifth, sixth, seventh, and ninth, respectively, in the Sunday Times guide to top schools in East Anglia.

The top performing schools are revealed in Parent Power, the Sunday Times School Guide 2020, which highlights the 2,000 highest achieving schools in the UK, ranked by the recent exam results.

The rankings in the secondary school league tables are determined by the percentage of examination entries gaining A* to B grades at A-level this summer and the percentage of entries returning A* and A grades, and those graded 9, 8 and 7, at GCSE and iGCSE. They are published several weeks ahead of the official Government tables for secondary school performance.

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