Looking for the top 10 secondary schools in the UK? Every parent wants their kid to have the best possible start in life, and some Londoners are fortunate to live near some of the top schools in the country.
Here are the list of the top 10 best secondary schools in UK 2022.
10. Sutton Grammar School, Manor Lane
Sutton Grammar School is a coeducational sixth form with a selective state grammar school for boys aged 11-18. The school is located in South London, with its main campus in Sutton and its playing grounds in adjacent Cheam. The school’s name has changed multiple times; it was previously known as Sutton County Grammar School, Sutton Manor School, and, most recently, Sutton Grammar School for Boys.
9. Nonsuch High School for Girls, Ewell Road
Nonsuch High School is an all-girls grammar school with academy status, located in Cheam, Surrey, England, on the boundary of the London Borough of Sutton, and built-in 22 acres of grounds on the edge of Nonsuch Park. The school was established in 1938. The school has won several awards, including Beacon status, the Sportsmark Award, the Schools Achievement Award, and Education Extra – Distinction.
8. Colchester Royal Grammar School, Colchester
Colchester Royal Grammar School was founded in 1206 and received two Royal Charters, one from Henry VIII in 1539 and one from Elizabeth I in 1584. As a result, it has a long history of study dating back to the sixteenth century. In 2012, it was classified as an academy, and in 2013, it was designated as a National Teaching School and a National Support School.
7. St Michael’s RC Grammar School, Nether Street
St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School is a Voluntary Aided Roman Catholic Grammar School for sixth-form girls and boys. Admission to the main school is based on a dedication to the Catholic religion as well as academic ability. Students in the sixth form, on the other hand, are of many religions.
Despite the fact that a large number of students come from other ethnic origins, the majority are White British.
6. The Latymer School, Haselbury Road
Edward Latymer founded the Latymer School, a selective, mixed grammar school in Edmonton, London, England, in 1624. Latymer is one of the top state schools in the country, according to league rankings. In ‘Parent Power,’ the school was named ‘State Secondary School of the Year.’ In 2019, Latymer was named the best co-educational state school in London and the fifth co-educational state secondary school in the United Kingdom by ‘Parent Power.’
5. St. Olave’s Grammar School, Goddington Lane
St. Olave’s Grammar School is a boys’ selective secondary school in Orpington, Greater London. The school was founded by royal charter in 1571 and moved to many locations in Southwark until settling on Tooley Street in 1893. The school has a reputation for being one of the highest-achieving public schools in the United Kingdom. At A-level, St. Olave’s Grammar School was regarded as the fourth top performing state school in the UK.
4. The Tiffin Girls’ School, Kingston upon Thames
The Tiffin Girls’ School is an all-girls selective school in Kingston upon Thames, London, England. On April 1, 2011, the school transitioned from voluntary aided to academy status. The school is situated on more than nine acres on the east side of Richmond Road.
3. Wilson’s School, Mollison Drive
Wilson’s School was founded in 1615 in Camberwell as Wilson’s Grammar School, making it one of the country’s oldest state schools. Wilson’s School is a boys’ grammar school with academy status in Sutton, London, England. Wilson’s was ranked fourth in the country for GCSE grades by The Telegraph in 2019. The Times named it London State Secondary School of the Decade in 2020.
2. The Henrietta Barnett School, Central Square
The Henrietta Barnett School is a grammar school with academy status predominantly for girls located in London’s Hampstead Garden Suburb. Dame Henrietta Barnett established the Henrietta Barnett School for Girls in 1911. In educational league tables, the school is consistently ranked among the best state schools. In 2005, the school was named one of the “magnificent seven.”
1. Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet
Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet is a boys’ grammar school in Barnet, northern Greater London, founded in 1573 in the name of Queen Elizabeth I by Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, and others. It is consistently ranked as one of England’s most academically successful secondary schools, having topped A Level league tables for grammar schools for five straight years as of 2016, and was named “State School of the Year” by the Sunday Times in 2007.