Which are the best schools in the northwest?

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Which are the top northwest schools in the UK?

Compare northwest schools performance.

Best state and grammar schools in the northwest

National ranking / school / last year’s ranking

1. Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (10)
2. Altrincham Grammar School for Boys (21=)
3. The Liverpool Blue Coat School (25)
4. Sale Grammar School (50)
5. Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College, Blackburn (57)
6. Loreto Grammar School, Altrincham (70)
7. Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School (85)
8. Urmston Grammar, Manchester (110)
9. Lancaster Royal Grammar School (114)
10. St Ambrose College, Hale Barns (137=)


2024 Best comprehensive schools in the northwest

1. Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College, Blackburn (57)
2. Cheadle Hulme High School (167=)
3. Wellington School, Altrincham (294)
4. Lymm High School (316)
5. Formby High School (358)

Best 2024 private schools in the northwest

1. Withington Girls’ School, Manchester (19)
2. The King’s School, Chester (95)
3. Manchester High School for Girls (119=)
4. The King’s School, Macclesfield (131)
5. The Grange School, Northwich (134)
6. The Queen’s School, Chester (153)
7. Cheadle Hulme School, Greater Manchester (168)
8. AKS Lytham, Lytham St Annes (178)
9. Bolton School Boys’ Division (185)
10. Bolton School Girls’ Division (196=)


How do I interpret northwest school league tables?

These northwest school league table rankings are based on the national GCSE and A-Level exams. Non-exam based criteria may are also used to determine the rankings.

So, you need to conduct your own analysis to determine which northwest school best suits your child’s specific needs.


Ofsted Reports for northwest schools

Check the latest Ofsted report too. Each Ofsted report is an analysis of that school’s teachers’ professional competence  Plus, whether Ofsted’s performance standards have been met across the school. There are three possible outcomes: under-achieving; achieving; or outstanding.


How to get my child into a top local northwest school?

Getting your child into the best north-western school for them is all about:

  • Researching which are the highest rated northwest schools in your local area.
  • Planning northwest education alternatives in advance – since there is of course no guarantee of your first choice northwestern school working out.

  • Realistically assessing your current financial situation.


When are my northwest school’s open days?

So now you need to visit each of your chosen northwest schools. Which has the right ethos for your child.

Primarily though, which of the best northwest schools are nearby.


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