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Keswick School featured in ‘Tatler’s guide to the UK’s smartest state schools’
14th January 2016

Keswick School has been recognised as one of just sixteen state secondary schools in Tatler magazine’s guide to the best ‘gold-star non-fee-paying schools in the land’ (February issue). This follows last summer’s record breaking A-level results, a Good Schools Guide Award for A-level Physics and a certificate of excellence from the Schoolguide.co.uk

Keswick School is the only state secondary school to be featured north of Birmingham. Criteria for selection included ‘stellar exam results, charming, well-disciplined pupils, inspiring teachers, a boggling range of extracurriculars and high expectations’. The guide highlights the quality of teaching and an innovative curriculum.

Keswick School has a unique curriculum which includes GCSEs in Latin, Astronomy and Further Maths and A-levels in Government and Politics, Psychology, Sociology and Systems and Control to name a few. Diverse extra-curricular activities range from our iPerform festival (clips on YouTube), the Biology Olympiad and RSC’s ‘Top of the bench’ competitions, to equestrian sports, skiing (on our dry ski slope) and writers and illustrators club (who write and publish their own novels).

The Tatler guide states ‘It’s hard to believe this is not a swanky £30,000-a-year public school’ and then goes on to confirm ‘and they make cracking carrot cake’!

Simon Jackson (Head teacher) said, 'This is undoubtedly an amazing school which is held with great affection by all those who have experienced its friendly and happy community. The students who attend have a wonderful attitude to life and learning. They help and encourage each other as well as engage in friendly competition. It’s nice to be recognised on a national platform but all we are concerned about is ensuring all our students achieve their potential and become outstanding, articulate and distinctive young people.’