Weydon School in Farnham has secured the top spot in the county according to the Sunday Times' highly regarded Parent Power guide to high-achieving schools in the UK. 

Its 2023 GCSE results placed Weydon sixth in the nation for ‘state secondary schools with no or new sixth forms’ and first in Surrey.

Impressively, 88 per cent of Weydon students passed five GCSEs, including Maths and English at grades 4-9. Forty-three per cent attained five or more GCSEs at grades 7-9 (A/A*), with 46.8 per cent of all GCSEs graded 7-9. 

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 guide is available online at thetimes.co.uk/schools-league-table