Sheffield school is named Comprehensive of the Year in top national rankings

A Sheffield school is celebrating after being named Comprehensive School of the Year in prestigious national rankings.

Tapton School in Crosspool is the inaugural winner of the title in The Sunday Times Parent Power guide, out this weekend.

It was chosen after rising in national rankings by more than 60 places this year off the back of outstanding results at A-level and GCSE, and now stands eighth in the newspaper’s national rankings of non-selective schools.

Tapton is also the flagship of an academy trust which has taken in other schools such as Forge Valley and Southey Green Primary.

Guide editor Alastair McCall said: “Tapton School makes a huge difference to the lives of its children and their families.

“Their outstanding results speak for themselves and are a product of committed leadership and teaching that leaves no stone unturned in the quest for academic excellence.

“We were hugely impressed by the wider work of the school trust to spread those virtues to other schools across the city of Sheffield.”

Tapton is also ranked the sixth best state secondary in the north in the guide.

Other city schools also feature in the guide - Sheffield High School is the ninth best independent in the north, while Mylnhurst is the fourth best prep school with Birkdale sixth.

Barnsley’s Silkstone Common is the best state primary in the north, with Totley Primary fifth and Whiston Primary in Rotherham sixth.