Top of the League!

Top of the League!

Cleveland College of Art & Design is once again celebrating as the specialist art and design college was named the best in the Tees Valley for the sixth year running.

The college level campus in Middlesbrough has been named the best performing publicly-funded school or college at level 3 in the Tees Valley, because its high average point score per student and per entry.    Its students scored 851.1 points on average per student compared to a state school and college average nationally of 787.1. It also sends more students on to higher education (university level study) than any other college in the area.

Performance league table

Average point score per full-time academic student Average point score per academic entry Average grade (A-Level) Average grade (BTEC)
Cleveland College of Art and Design 851.4 224.3 C+ Dist+
Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College 840.2 210.1 C Dist
Macmillan Academy 801.2 219.6 C+ Dist
Conyers School 798.2 216.7 C+ NE
National Average 787.1 215.5 c+ Dist – 
Nunthorpe Academy 774.1 211.7 C Dist
Egglescliffe School 764.6 220.6 C+ NE
Prior Pursglove College 704.6 206.1 C Dist+
Hartlepool Sixth Form College 698.5 201.5 C- Dist-
Stockton Riverside College 692.6 201.3 C- Merit+
Hartlepool College of Further Education 683.6 206.6 C Dist+
Stockton Sixth Form College 678.8 195.3 C- Dist*-
Trinity Catholic College 647.1 194.7 D+ Dist
Middlesbrough College 626.0 194.2 D+ Dist-
Darlington College NE NE NE Merit+
Redcar & Cleveland College NE NE NE Merit


Destinations Table

Cleveland College of Art and Design Prior Pursglove College Middlesbrough College Stockton Riverside College Hartlepool College of Further Education
Number of students 170 530 860 460 190
Progressed to a UK higher education institution 73% 67% 30% 46% 38%


“The very high score reflects the points that our students gain for university entry, which is why more than 90 per cent of them go on to higher education. With these results, our students can progress to their pick of premier art and design institutions and ultimately secure good jobs.”Cleveland College of Art & Design Principal Martin Raby said: “I am delighted at the success of our students. Many surprise themselves when they realise the progress that they can make over the course of two years at the College.