The best Greater Manchester state and private high schools ranked in Sunday Times Parent Power Guide 2023

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Schools in and around Manchester have been compared in the 31st edition of the guide using the the first true set of post-pandemic examination results.

Where to send your child to secondary school is a huge decision for any parent.

The Sunday Times Parent Power Guide is acknowledged as one of the most authoritative surveys of the country’s top schools. The fully searchable national database of over 1,000 schools by name, local authority, town and postcode, is available online and was in this week’s Sunday Times. 

The UK’s highest-achieving secondary schools are ranked by the first true set of post-pandemic examination results in the 31st edition of the guide. As well as an assessment of all academic results on a school-by-school basis, Parent Power enables parents to compare the performance of a given school with other schools in the same town, local authority or nationally.

Using the data, we’ve taken a look at how Greater Manchester’s high schools have fared. The Sunday Times rank both State and Independent Schools - to make clear which one is which, independent schools are at the bottom of the list, and will be declared as such.

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