The Sunday Times has revealed its Parent Power Schools Guide 2022 and a Buckinghamshire school has made the list.

The 29th edition of the guide reveals the highest-achieving schools across the UK and ranks them based on their examination results from 2017-19.

The guide breaks down the best performing independent and state secondaries as well as the best primary and preparatory schools in the country.

Alastair McCall, the editor of Parent Power, said: “The need for clarity about school examination performance has never been greater after two years of teacher assessed grades, during which for completely understandable reasons, the numbers of top grades increased dramatically.

Bucks Free Press: A student filling out a worksheet. Credit: CanvaA student filling out a worksheet. Credit: Canva

“We felt it was important to go back to the last sets of moderated public examination outcomes from 2019, 2018 and 2017 to get the most accurate and current view of school academic achievement. By taking a three-year average, we mitigated against relatively poor performance in a one-off year.

“At a time when some schools are making hard to substantiate claims of academic prowess based on outcomes from 2021 and 2020, we believe these rankings – and all the additional information on offer in Parent Power – provide parents with a more reliable guide to academic achievement in schools today.”

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Wycombe Abbey School came in third place in the top independent secondary school list with 96.7 percent in both A levels between A* and B and A*/A/9/8/7 at GCSE.

It beat out Magdalen College school in Oxford which came in at fourth place.

King's College School in Wimbledon came in at second place with St Paul's Girls' School topping the list.

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The Sunday Times also revealed how schools in Buckinghamshire compared with others in the South East.

  1. Wycombe Abbey School
  2. Magdalen College School
  3. Guildford High School
  4. Guildford High School
  5. Sevenoaks School
  6. Eton College
  7. Haberdashers' Girls' School
  8. The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
  9. St Mary's School Ascot
  10. Royal Grammar School