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The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2021 - Sixth Form College of the Year

The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham Wins The Sunday Times Sixth Form College of The Year Award

London Academy of Excellence in Tottenham has been named The Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year by Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide, published in The Sunday Times and online this Sunday, November 29.

The 28th edition of Parent Power identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their most recently published examination results. A fully searchable national database by school name, local authority, town and postcode, together with regional rankings are available to Times and Sunday Times subscribers at:

As well as assessment of all academic results on a school-by-school basis, Parent Power enables parents to compare the performance of a given school with other schools in the same town, local authority or nationally. There are also live links to school websites and schools’ most recent inspection reports. 

Parent Power is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best schools. The rankings in the secondary school league tables are determined by the percentage of examination entries gaining A* to B grades at A-level (which is given double weighting) and the percentage of entries graded 9, 8 and 7, at GCSE and iGCSE. 

Alastair McCall, editor of Parent Power, said: “The first year of A-level results from this new sixth form college have earned it our Sixth Form College of the Year award. Modelled on the template of its sister school in Stratford, which won the same award five years ago, LAE Tottenham has arrived in style.  

“Our top Sixth Form College has the country’s current top football team as its business partner. Housed in premises within the new Tottenham Hotspur development. The children have scored heavily in their A-levels both last year and again this year, with more than two-thirds of the students progressing to Russell Group universities and 11 gaining places at Oxford or Cambridge this summer, unprecedented numbers for the area. The dynamic partnerships with Spurs and Highgate School in the independent sector promise even greater things in the years ahead.”

Headteacher, Jan Balon said: "We are exceptionally proud of what is being achieved by our students here in Tottenham. They are proving that given the right support they will flourish and I'm excited about the future impact they will have in the local area and beyond."

Head of Highgate School, Adam Pettitt said: “Congratulations, LAE Tottenham! What a way to live up to your name. We are so proud of all that you have achieved for the young people of Tottenham in such a short time. You richly deserve this wonderful accolade.”

Daniel Levy, Chairman, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “We are extremely proud that LAE Tottenham has been recognised as The Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year.

“Since opening its doors in 2017, the school has achieved exactly what it set out to do – provide Tottenham’s brightest students with the platform to further their educational aspirations, regardless of socio-economic background.

“The two sets of A-Level results, coupled with this prestigious award, once again highlights the talent that exists amongst young people in Tottenham.

“A huge amount of credit must go to the amazing staff at LAE Tottenham and its parent school, Highgate, for providing such incredible support to the students.”