"St. Mary's Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy is the best state school in Leeds when it comes to securing a place at a Russell Group university"

New figures from the Department for Education (DfE) have revealed which state schools in Leeds have the best success rate for students going on to higher education at one of the country's Russell Group universities.

PHOTO: Sixth Form Progression

The Russell Group is a collection of 24 universities - including Oxford and Cambridge - with a shared focus on research and a reputation for academic achievement. Leeds, York and Sheffield universities are also on the select list.

392 Key Stage 5 students have completed their education at our school over the past three years.

Nearly a third (29 per cent) of St. Mary’s Sixth Form students went on to study at a Russell Group university.

It works out as 113 students and no other state school or college across Leeds had a higher success rate.

School % at Russell Group universities Number at Russell Group universities
St. Mary's Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy 29 113
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy 25 87
Guiseley School 24 67
Horsforth School 22 72
Otley Prince Henry's Grammar School 20 84
Allerton High School 20 60
Roundhay School 19 107
Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College 18 390
Boston Spa School 18 56
Benton Park School 16 53
Garforth Academy 16 73