Weydon School comes out best in the county in Sunday Times Parent Power

Parent Power is widely acknowledged as the definitive guide to the highest achieving schools in the country. The round up by the Sunday Times of 2023 GCSE results, places Weydon School in Farnham 6th in the country for ‘state secondary schools with no or new sixth forms’ and first for those within Surrey.

In 2023, an impressive 88% of Weydon students passed 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English at grades 4-9, 43% of students received 5 or more GCSE’s at grades 7-9 (A/A*) and 46.8% of all GCSE’s taken were graded 7-9 (A/A*).

The only other Surrey school in the category to make the top 20 is Tomlinscote in Camberley, appearing 12th.

Its rankings based on the 2023 GCSE results are said to be the "first true set of post-pandemic examination results".

Helen Davies, Editor of Parent Power, said: “The educational landscape continues to be challenging across both the state and independent sectors, and this is the first true assessment of post-pandemic exam results. 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.

Weydon Principal Jackie Sharman said “We are incredibly proud of our students and staff for an outstanding set of GCSE results. Their dedication and resilience to handle the challenges of the past few years are commendable. Weydon really is a special place and as well as their results, we hope that everything students have learnt, both inside and outside of the classroom, their many memories and lifelong friendships will stand them in good stead for whatever the future holds.”.

The 2024 Sunday Times Parent Power is available online at thetimes.co.uk/schools-league-table