Withington Girls School is an independent school for girls aged 7 to 18. Fees for senior pupils are £4,874 a term: it ranked 24th in the Times guide. Credit: Google maps

The 10 best secondary schools in Manchester: Sunday Times guide reveals top schools in Parent Power survey

The best state and independent secondary schools and colleges in Manchester have been named in the 2022 Parent Power survey by the Sunday Times.

Every parent wants the best possible school place for their child and even more so when it comes to secondary schools.

Choosing where to send your child can be a tough task, with so many things to consider as the new application deadlines for next year’s intake loom and open days begin to be held.

The top secondary schools in England and Scotland are revealed annually in Parent Power, the Sunday Times’ Schools Guide, which includes both state and independent schools and colleges in Manchester.

The 2022 edition of Parent Power uses pre-Covid examination results to identify the UK’s highest-achieving schools, with over 1,700 schools included from across the nations.

Here we look at the 12 secondary schools which rated the highest in Manchester this year, i

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