The Sunday Times has unveiled the

Top-performing 2024 London secondary state and best 2024 independent schools

This eagerly anticipated list arrives alongside the UK’s premier secondary schools being ranked using the inaugural post-pandemic examination results in The Sunday Times Parent Power Guide’s 31st edition.

Considered the definitive survey of the nation’s elite schools, this guide reflects a shift where mental health discussions have become integral to leading educational institutions. Many of these schools now offer mentoring programs, talks by motivational speakers, and workshops geared toward tackling stress and anxiety, showcasing a commitment to student well-being.

Furthermore, the guide highlights how excellent schools are seamlessly integrating career guidance into their curriculum, inviting influential guest speakers, ranging from industry leaders to esteemed alumni, to inspire their pupils.

For a comprehensive view, the complete Parent Power Guide table is available in The Sunday Times.

Among the standout London schools listed, Wilson’s School in Wallington secured the title of Secondary School of the Year for Academic Performance in 2024. Additionally, Lady Margaret School in Parsons Green earned the distinction of being named the Comprehensive School of the Year for 2024.

The joint winners for the best Independent School of the Year 2024, as declared by The Sunday Times, are James Allen’s Girls School and Eltham College. Meanwhile, St Paul’s Girls’ School claimed the top spot as the Independent School of the Year for Academic Performance in 2024. London also celebrated victories in The Sunday Times Parent Power National Awards, highlighting the city’s educational excellence.

Top ten 2024 London independent schools list

  1. Wilson’s School (Wallington)
  2. Queen Elizabeth’s School (Barnet)
  3. The Henrietta Barnett School (Hampstead Garden Suburb)
  4. St Olave’s Grammar School (Orpington)
  5. The Tiffin Girls’ School (Kingston)
  6. Tiffin School (Kingston)
  7. The Latymer School (Edmonton)
  8. St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School (Finchley)
  9. Newstead Wood School (Orpington)
  10. Sutton Grammar School (Sutton)

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