Chigwell School has been ranked the fourth best independent school in East Anglia based on their recent exam results.

Based on High Road, Chigwell, the 390-year-old school was only one of three schools in Essex to make the Parent Power, The Sunday Times School Guide 2020.

Results revealed that 73.7 per cent of A-Level students achieved A*-B grades while 79.3 per cent of GCSE pupils obtained A*/A or Grade 9,8 or 7 this summer.

Overall, Chigwell School was also named the 121st best school in the national rankings.

The Perse School in Cambridge came top of the leader board with 92 per cent of A-Level Students achieving A*-B and 19th best school in the country.

This is the 27th edition of the guide, which includes a national database for parents to compare the performances with other schools across the country.

Headmaster Michael Punt said: “

“We were delighted that so many pupils performed so well in their GCSE and A level exams last summer.

“To have a quarter or more GCSE results at grade 9 and half of A level results at A or A* is a reflection of the dedicated hard work of both students and staff.

“As a school we aim to develop the whole person through a broad range of co-curricular opportunities and the majority of the students have made a really positive contribution to the wider life of Chigwell alongside their studies.

“We are very proud of them all.”