College students from two campuses have been rated top of a Government league table.

Students and faculty from Harrow College and Uxbridge College were jubilant having attained the highest overall National Achievement Rate for the Department for Education.

The now merged groups were notified this month they had achieved an 85.6 per cent rating for 2017/18 in subjects ranging through science, engineering, computing, business and the creative arts.

The result places them 1.4 per cent above the next best performing college in the capital, and 3.3 per cent above the next best performing college in west London.

The figures rank London’s 30 colleges and college groups in tables published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency in April 2019.

Laraine Smith, principal and chief executive officer for both colleges, said: “We should all feel very pleased about this fantastic headline which is particularly positive given 2017/18 was the first year of HCUC’s existence following the legal merger.

“Whilst the two colleges continue to stand as separate establishments and to each work individually to the highest possible standards, we would also like to acknowledge the fantastic collective effort that has resulted in this very commendable overall outcome.”