Getwestlondon's Real Schools Guide is an annual list ranking the schools in west London by performance and other key indicators. The survey looks at sall non-private secondary schools in Westminster , Hammersmith and Fulham , Kensington and Chelsea , Brent , Ealing , Hounslow , Hillingdon and Harrow , using a specially devised 50 data pint system to rank them. The data has been crunched by Reach Plc's data unit for parents who want the very best education for their kids, look no further than the list below of the 10 best schools in the region. Here is how The Real School's Guide collated their information: The unique rating system uses 50 different measures, put together from the latest publicly-available data and broken into four categories - attainment, progress, attendance, and outcomes. National league tables may only look at overall GCSE results, as well as newer measures. Attainment This is worth 30 per cent of the total score. It is based on pupils' average grade attainment … [Read more...] about West London’s top 10 best secondary schools revealed
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WITH the jumps season heading towards its third month, there is a new name at the top of the jockeys’ championship table as Harry Skelton, boosted by the form of the horses trained by his brother Dan, has opened up a lead over three-time champion Richard Johnson, writes David Hucker. Although having topped the table briefly last season, Skelton was playing catch-up to Johnson for most of the time, eventually finishing third with a career-best total of 131 compared to the champ’s 176. This time, the situation is different as, despite riding fewer horses, Skelton’s 33 per cent strike-rate has seen him notch up 49 winners so far, putting him 20 ahead of Johnson and 25 in front of Brian Hughes. As a result, his odds for the title have been cut from 6-1 to just 5-4 with Paddy Power, although Johnson will have a wider range of trainers to call on as the season unfolds, just two of Skelton’s winners last season were from outside stables, through Kerry Lee and Oliver … [Read more...] about Harry Skelton tops championship after whirlwind start to season
Things are hotting up in the Skegness Darts League’s Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division One as just one point separates the top four. Seaview Next Tuesday are back at the top on leg difference after a comfortable 10-2 win over Ex Service Cobras, Sam Hewson (100, 123, 125 3x140), Mark Kirby (3x100, 120), Mark Thompson (4x100, 123, 3x140), Kristian Thein (6x100, 105, 2x140) and Kev Barker (100, 121, 125) scoring well for for the table toppers. The Cobras had Andy Thompson (100, 134, 135), Roy Parnham (2x133) and Stuart Corsen (2x100, 139) on target. Ex Service Sports raced into a 4-2 singles lead against Liberal Lads thanks to Mark Gray (8x100), Brad Martin (5x100, 3x140 and a 16 darter), Gary Garton (3x100, 140) and Pete Evans (2x100, 125), and when they took the first doubles to lead 6-2, the writing appeared to be on the wall for the Lads. But Mark Carter (2x100, 110) and Gordon Mcquillan (100, 115, 140, 180) won the second pairs before Pete Sharpe (100, 125) and Paul Gelder … [Read more...] about It’s tight at the top of the darts leagues
As the Trump administration continues to churn through staff, the White House is contemplating the post-Hope Hicks era, and how difficult the former communications director will be to replace. Until recently, the 29-year-old Ms Hicks was one of the longest-serving members of Mr Trump’s inner circle and one of his closest confidantes. She signed on during the presidential campaign, at a time when much of the Republican establishment remained wary of Mr Trump’s insurgent candidacy, and remained in a pivotal role through the first tumultuous year-plus of Mr Trump’s tenure. Read more Hope Hicks already being contacted about writing Trump tell-all Hope Hicks 'refused to testify on whole areas' to House committee A list of people who have left Donald Trump's administration In a White House marked by internal feuds and overseen by a mercurial president, Ms Hicks was seen as a stabilising influence - someone who had earned Mr Trump’s trust and could help … [Read more...] about As Hope Hicks departs the White House faces a difficult time replacing a key member of Trump’s inner circle
This Premier League season has seen one of the widest relegation battles for some time, with only the ‘top six’ and Burnley feeling secure against the drop for the majority of the campaign. Everton, currently sat in ninth, only reached the famous 40-point mark with victory at Stoke during the last round of fixtures. Below them, Bournemouth and Watford are both on 36 points and will feel somewhat safe, if not totally out of the woods just yet. West Bromwich Albion are bottom with just 20 points, nine adrift of safety and seem all but certain to go down. This leaves two remaining spots and eight clubs – positioned between 12th and 19th – that could fill them. So, who will it be and who will do enough to survive? By calculating each Premier League club’s average points-per-game home and away this season, we can approximate the difficulty of each remaining fixture and see who, on paper, has the easiest and most difficult relegation run-ins. Top 25 … [Read more...] about Premier League relegation battle: Who has the best run-in at the bottom of the table?