ALDERLEY Edge School for Girls has topped the table for A Level progress scores for Cheshire, according to the recently-published Department for Education League tables.

With a progress score of 0.39 for performance progress between GCSE and A Level, the 'well above average' score for progress places the girls’ school among the top five per cent of schools nationally for A Level attainment.

The success comes after the school celebrated its best ever A Level results last year, with well over three quarters of all results having been awarded at the highest A*- B grade and received the prestigious Independent Schools Association (ISA) Award for academic excellence and innovation.

Headmistress Helen Jeys said: “This is fantastic news for the school and reflects the incredible dedication of my staff as well as the hard work of the girls.

“We have always been known for our outstanding pastoral care and it is fantastic to see the rewards for the academic achievement of the girls too.

“We will continue to strive to provide a truly holistic education for all girls who are members of the AESG community. We are delighted with these results.”