The league table, published by the Telegraph, school is now ranked 185th compared to 217 the previous year.
Commenting on the news, Headmaster Dr Glenn Moodie said: “I am absolutely delighted to see our new ranking which is testament to all the hard work put in over the last two years by our staff and pupils. The girls performed exceptionally well in subjects across the board with 57% of all passes being at A* or A.”
The league tables are seen by many parents as an important tool when it comes to choosing a school for their children but, despite his school being named as the highest ranked independent school in Cornwall for GCSEs, Dr Moodie is quick to point out that the tables should not be the only measure of success.
He said: “A good school is one that not only prepares the girls for great things academically, but one that sends them on to the next stage of their lives happy and confident to tackle whatever comes their way. We strongly believe that a well-rounded education, with a blend of academic subjects supported by a varied catalogue of extra-curricular activities, is the best that a school can offer and that is something we have always worked hard to provide.”
Among those to benefit from the school’s teaching is Charlotte Oakes whose father Nigel was left distinctly out of pocket after offering his daughter cash for results on a sliding scale – an incentive that proved lucrative for Charlotte but very expensive for her dad.