Top 25 most attractive European cities for Foreign Direct Investment - FDI European Cities & Regions of the Future (2016/17 - Financial Times).
This benchmarks European cities against economic potential, human resources, cost effectiveness, quality of life, infrastructure and business friendliness. Reading was also rated second Small European city for business friendliness and ranked in the top ten in four other business categories in the FDI awards.
Top 10 European city for ICT investment by population
Reading has been ranked 9th in Europe for Foreign Direct Investment in ICT per 100,000 of population in the FDI (Feb 2017). Read more>>>
Reading borough has the best A Level results in the country (of 151 local authorities) for the fourth consecutive year.
The combination of high achieving grammar schools and academies alongside leading independent schools means Reading pupils achieve the average student scoring 38.73, the highest in England.
Reading School (boys state grammar) is ranked 8th in the country for GCSE results.
Reading is one of the most culturally diverse places for its size in the world with 150 languages spoken in homes across the Borough.
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