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The Sunday Times Parent Power 2021 - Best Schools in London (League Tables)

Update 3rd Dec 2021 - The latest 29th Edition of Parent Power 2022 is available at this link


2022 The Sunday Times Parent Power League Tables

Best and Top Schools in UK (League Tables)


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The 2021 edition of Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide, contains new rankings for Britain’s leading schools. This time they have not used 2020 examination outcomes due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, but with examination results and rankings going back to 2010 in many cases, this is the most comprehensive resource covering elite school performance in the UK.

London schools are prominent in the Parent Power rankings for state and independent secondary schools, with 86 of the top 500 state secondaries and 65 of the best independents located within Greater London.

The top 500 state secondary, top selective state schools, top comprehensive (and partially selective) schools and the top 370 independent secondary schools

Schools are ranked by performance at A-level and GCSE in summer 2019. The number of A*, A or B grades gained is expressed as a percentage of the total number of A-level entries overall. This is double-weighted. The number of 9, 8, 7, A* or A grades gained at GCSE is expressed as a percentage of the total number of GCSE entries overall. We include IGCSEs sat in independent schools. This is single weighted. School rankings are based on their combined performance in these examinations. Rankings based on performance at A-level or GCSE alone can be found by clicking on the relevant columns displayed in the league table. International Baccalaureate outcomes have been converted to equivalent A-level grades where schools have asked us to do so. IB Higher level outcomes grades 7, 6 and 5 are equivalent to A-level grades A*, A and B respectively. The same principle applies to Pre-U outcomes, although they are also included in a separate section, see below. D1 and D2 was taken as equivalent to A* at A-level; D3 and M1 was taken as equivalent to an A-grade and M2 to a B grade at A-level.


Update 3rd Dec 2021 - The latest 29th Edition of Parent Power 2022 is available at this link


Top independent secondary schools in London

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1 St Paul’s Girls’ School, Hammersmith
2 The Godolphin and Latymer School, Hammersmith
3 King’s College School, Wimbledon
4 St Paul’s School, Barnes
5 Westminster School
6 City of London School
7 North London Collegiate School, Edgware
8 Hampton School
9 University College School, Hampstead
10 City of London School For Girls, Barbican
11 Highgate School
12 South Hampstead High School GDST
13 Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith
14 James Allen’s Girls’ School, Dulwich
15 Eltham College, Mottingham
16 Lady Eleanor Holles School, Hampton
17 Wimbledon High School GDST
18 Whitgift School, South Croydon
19 Channing School, Highgate
20 Putney High School GDST
21 Alleyn’s School, Dulwich
22 Trinity School, Croydon
23= Notting Hill and Ealing High School GDST
23= Dulwich College
25 Bancroft’s School, Woodford Green
26 Kingston Grammar School
27 Sydenham High School GDST
28 Ibstock Place School, Roehampton
29 Surbiton High School, Kingston upon Thames
30 Hampton Court House, East Molesey



Top state secondary schools in London

1 Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet
2 Wilson’s School, Wallington
3 The Henrietta Barnett School, Hampstead
4 The Tiffin Girls’ School, Kingston upon Thames
5 St Olave’s Grammar School, Orpington
6 Tiffin School
7 Sutton Grammar School
8 Nonsuch High School for Girls, Cheam
9 The Latymer School, Edmonton
10 St Michael’s RC Grammar School, Finchley
11 Newstead Wood School, Orpington
12 Wallington County Grammar School
13 Wallington High School for Girls
14 Woodford County High School
15 Camden School for Girls
16 JCoSS (Jewish Community Secondary School)
17 Townley Grammar School, Bexleyheath
18 JFS, Harrow
19 Twyford C of E High School, Acton
20 Hasmonean High School for Boys, Hendon
21 Ilford County High School
22 The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
23 Waldegrave School, Twickenham
24 Hasmonean High School for Girls, Mill Hill
25 Bexley Grammar School, Welling
26 The Charter School, Herne Hill
27 The St Marylebone C of E School
28 The London Oratory School, Fulham
29 Fortismere School, Muswell Hill
30 Alexandra Park School, Haringey

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