Best Cheshire secondary schools ranked 2024: Top secondary schools based on GCSE grades and Ofsted ratings

These are the highest ranked secondary schools in Cheshire - including Warrington, Widnes and Chester - according to Sunday Times Parent Power Guide and School League Table.

Year Six pupils across the country have received offers for secondary school places starting in September 2024, and parents across Merseyside and Cheshire are eager to discover how their children's new school ranks against local and national competitors.

The best performing secondary schools in Cheshire - as well as the whole of the UK - for 2024 have been rated, listed, and ranked in the Sunday Times’ Parent Power Guide and Schools League Table - based on key categories such as exam results and Ofsted ratings.

The institutions are ranked by academic performance, based on GCSE results, plus A-level results at those schools and colleges that also offer the qualification.

The number of 9, 8, 7, A* and A grades gained at GCSE is calculated as a percentage of the total number of GCSE entries overall. This includes IGCSEs sat in independent schools. A-levels are double weighted.

Many families will be sending their kids off to ‘big school’ this September - following the completion of National Offer Day and the appeals process with the relevant Local Education Authority - so we have drawn together the list of the best in the region - featuring both state and independent secondary schools.

Nine secondary schools in Cheshire were featured in the Sunday Times’ Parent Power Guide for 2024, with their national rankings ranging from 98 to 395. Take a look at the list below and see if your child's new school made the cut.