league table

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



league table (plural league tables)

  1. (sports) A tabular display of the teams in some league, together with details of matches played, goals scored, points awarded etc.
  2. (chiefly Britain) Such a listing of hospitals, schools and other institutions showing their ranking according to various indicators of performance.
    • 2013 July 19, Peter Wilby, “Finland spreads word on schools”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 30:
      Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16. [] There are no inspectors, no exams until the age of 18, no school league tables, no private tuition industry, no school uniforms. […]