Best Merseyside schools: All the Sefton secondary schools rated 'good' and 'outstanding' by Ofsted in 2024

These schools in Birkdale, Bootle, Crosby, Formby, Southport and beyond have been rated as 'good' or 'outstanding' by Ofsted inspectors.

Parents across Merseyside may have just found out where their children will be starting secondary school this September, but others will be starting their research as they prepare to send applications off in the autumn. One way by which parents decide which schools to apply for is by looking at Ofsted ratings.

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.

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 two Sefton secondary schools ranked 'outstanding' in 2024, and 17 receiving a 'good' mark.

Information is correct at the time of publishing - March 27, 2024. Please note, some schools featured in this list have not been inspected for a number of years.

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