Children attending the most expensive private school in Yorkshire are not guaranteed to achieve the best grades in the county, according to data published by an independent school website.
School ranking website mytopschools.co.uk found that there is more than a £10,000 difference in fees between the most expensive school and the school with the highest achievement percentage.
Queen Ethelburga’s College topped the rankings table with 80.1% highest grades while the private school with the highest Day fee-only attained 36% of pupils with A-Level results.
On average, Queen Etherlburga’s College has a Day fee charge of £15,090; this is £10,284 cheaper than Ampleforth College, which charges £25,374.
The data showed only a fractional difference in fees between the best and worst-performing private schools by A-Level results.
On average, Yorkshire’s best achieving private school, Queen Ethelburga’s College, charges £15,090 in Day Fees in comparison to the £14,490 charged by Ackworth School, which saw the lowest ranking with 15%.
This data showed that there is a small difference in fees of just £500.
After seeing these figures, consultants at mytopschools.co.uk took the key public data to make a unique cost per % point score for the 36 independent schools in the wider Yorkshire area.
This cost per % point can be found by dividing the annual tuition fees of the private school by the percentage of pupils who achieved A/A* grades.
The result is a comparable figure showing the value for money in terms of average grades by pupils attending each school.
The consultants also found that the best performing school does not have the highest number of pupils achieving A-Levels.
Recent figures showed top-performing Queen Ethelburga’s College to have a total of 1,041 pupils while The Grammar School at Leeds, which attained just 50.9% A/A* results, has over 2,000 pupils.
The three highest performing schools in Yorkshire – Queen Ethelburga’s College, St Pete’s School, and Yarm School – also appear in the Top 100 Independent Schools by A-Level Results.
Queen Ethelburga’s College ranks in one of the top 15 spots.