Top 10 Schools in the East Midlands


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Making up such a vast swathe of the country, it makes sense that there are plenty of excellent schools across the East Midlands. They may not always be easy to find though, and choosing a great place for your children’s education is a big deal. Luckily we’re here to help, as we pick out five of the best primary and secondary options to highlight our top 10 schools in East Midlands locations such as Leicester and Nottingham.

Best primary schools in the East Midlands

1. The Lanes Primary School

There are plenty of schools rated as outstanding by Ofsted if you live in the Nottingham area, and this is one of them. The Lanes Primary School is just to the south-west of the city centre, and only a mile away from our sought-after Beeston Quarter development.

2. St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy

Located in the Darley Abbey area of Derby, St Mary’s ranks among the best schools in East Midlands county Derbyshire. This is based on factors like test results, pupil progress, class sizes and absence rates, marking this out as a place where you’d be very happy to send your kids.

3. Brocks Hill Primary School

Sitting on the south-eastern outskirts of Leicester in Oadby, Brocks Hill has been named as the best primary in Leicestershire in recent years. A superb all-round package, there are plenty of extra-curricular activities to complement your child’s learning in the classroom.

4. Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy

If you live to the west of Leicester’s city centre, this school in the Dane Hills area could be a great option. Another highly-regarded primary, Christ the King is only a couple of miles from our City Heights development, where you can find everything from 2, 3 and 4 bed homes to vast 6 bed houses perfect for large families.

5. Ketton Church of England Primary School

Should you live on the Rutland-Lincolnshire border or be thinking of moving there, Ketton CofE is one of the best local schools for your little ones to attend. Not far from Stamford, this primary has a superb reputation and is rated as outstanding by Ofsted.

Best secondary schools in the East Midlands

1. Caistor Grammar School

Regularly ranked as one of the best schools in the East Midlands, Caistor Grammar is tough to beat if you’re searching for a top performing school in this part of the country. Only around 10 miles from our spectacular new Wigmore Park site just south of Grimsby, the school boasts superb results when it comes to both A Levels and GCSEs.

2. The King’s School Grantham

Catering for secondary aged boys in the Grantham area, the King’s School isn’t far behind Caistor with respect to exam results. With pupils sitting an entrance exam to secure their place, this selective school ensures a high standard of education for your kids.

3. Kesteven and Grantham Girls School

Less than a mile across town from there is Grantham’s grammar school for young ladies. Kesteven and Grantham Girls School has bettered its neighbouring young gentlemen’s A Level results in recent years, while GCSE attainment is also high.

4. Bourne Grammar School

Only around 20 miles from Grantham, Bourne Grammar School confirms Lincolnshire’s high standards in education. If your kids can secure a place at this excellent mixed-sex grammar, they will receive an education which is classed as outstanding by Ofsted.

5. Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School

Located in the Derbyshire Dales town of Ashbourne, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar isn’t far from Derby and our Mickleover development, where you’ll find a lovely collection of 3 and 4 bedroom family homes. The school regularly produces some of the very best A Level results in the East Midlands.