BRIGHTON College is the only Sussex school to make the top 100 of a national performance list.

Using A-level results data from 2019 exams, the Department for Education ranked school performances for all 4470 schools and colleges in England.

This includes all independent and maintained schools, as well as academies and colleges.

Brighton College was third nationally – the only school in the whole of Sussex to make the top 100.

The next highest scoring school in the area was Roedean, which came in at 105th.

The county’s highest performing state school was Bhasvic in Hove, which came in at 258th nationally.

Head master of Brighton College Richard Cairns said: “I am delighted for our whole community – particularly for our wonderful teachers and the hundreds of positive, engaged pupils who fulfilled their own individual ambitions in the examinations.”

The Department for Education ranked government performance tables for 16 to 18-year-olds in their 2019 exams.

The Sussex results were:

Brighton College, third

Roedean, 105th.

Hurstpierpoint College, 121st

Mayfield School –126th

Ardingly College – 165th

Burgess Hill School for Girls – 199th place

Farlington School, in Horsham – 255th

Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (Bhasvic) – 258th

Brighton Girls, formerly Brighton and Hove High School – 353rd

Lancing College – 437th

Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Hove – 582nd.