TWO SOUTH Gloucestershire schools have been named in school rankings published by the Sunday Times.

The Castle School in Thornbury and Winterbourne International Academy have been named on the Parent Power list which ranks the top 2,000 schools in the country based on exam results.

The Thornbury School made the list at 267th position after 27.4 per cent of its A-level results were awarded either A or A* grades.

Castle School headteacher, Peter Smart, said: “I am very pleased that The Castle School continues to maintain a strong position within the region based on outcomes at GCSE and A level. Our students are ambitious and they are backed by committed teachers and supportive parents.”

The school in Winterbourne saw 22.3 per cent of its A-level grades achieve A or A* grades – putting it in 392nd position in the nationwide rankings.

Rob Evans, academy principal for Winterbourne International Academy: “We were delighted to see WIA featured prominently in the prestigious Sunday Times School League Tables. This confirms our position as one of the top performing schools and academies in the area.

“Our place in this table reflects on our students’ hard work and the professionalism of the teaching staff in preparing students for the ever changing demands of external examinations.”