21 secondary schools in Merseyside that are 'outstanding', according to Ofsted

These are the top schools in Wirral, Sefton, St Helens, Knowsley and Liverpool, according to Ofsted inspectors.

Just 21 secondary schools across Liverpool and Merseyside currently hold Ofsted’s highest rating.

Ofsted is the regulatory body for education establishments, such as schools and colleges, providing institutions with ratings on a four-point scale, ranging from 'inadequate' to 'outstanding'. Grades are based on overall effectiveness, quality of education, behaviours and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management.

While concerns have been raised about Ofsted’s single-word judgements, many parents look at inspection reports as a way to decide which school is best suited to their children.

Many schools across Merseyside are rated as ‘good’, however, fewer have been awarded the top mark. We have scoured the ratings to find out which schools are the most highly rated, with 21 secondary schools across the region ranked 'outstanding' in 2024.

Below are all of the Merseyside secondary schools currently ranked as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Is yours on the list?

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