RENFREWSHIRE'S number one school has retained its place at the top of the charts as this year's exam league table has been revealed. 

Gryffe High School, in Houston, won the battle to be named the area's top high school with 82 per cent of pupils leaving school with three of more Highers. 

Linwood High School came last, again, with 31 per cent of youngsters gaining three or more Highers.

But, although Gryffe High School and runner up Park Mains, in Erskine, fall exactly in order with their Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) level one figures, several schools in the area are outperforming their peers. 

SIMD shows the percentage of pupils who are from the most impoverished postcodes and backgrounds.

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Trinity High, in Renfrew, and Paisley Grammar School both have 34 per cent of pupils from SIMD1 but come in third and fourth place respectively. 

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Whereas Renfrew High School, with only 15 per cent of pupils from SIMD1, was ranked seventh out of the 11 schools in Renfrewshire. 

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Only two schools in the area met or performed better than their "virtual comparator" compared to three last year. 

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