Best High Schools of Glasgow 2023: The best performing state and private schools in and around Glasgow according to The Sunday Times Parent Power Guide 2023

High Schools in and around Glasgow performed well in academic performance on a national level in 2023

The UK’s highest-achieving secondary schools are ranked by the first true set of post-pandemic examination results in the 31st edition of The Sunday Times Parent Power Guide. 

The guide is widely acknowledged as one of the most authoritative surveys of the country’s top schools.

The fully searchable national database of over 1,000 schools by name, local authority, town and postcode, is available online from Friday, December 1 and as a print supplement with The Sunday Times on Sunday, December 3. 

As well as an assessment of all academic results on a school-by-school basis, Parent Power enables parents to compare the performance of a given school with other schools in the same town, local authority or nationally. There are also live links to school websites and schools’ most recent inspection reports. 

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. 

“The guide showcases academic excellence but also celebrates schools who may not be right at the top but are rising, innovating and helping pupils flourish. Being a teenager is hard enough, and the past few years since Covid have made life even harder. It is heartening to highlight the achievements of so many students and schools across the UK. 

“This year Parent Power includes details on extracurricular clubs, well-being initiatives and school lunch menus – chicken katsu seems to be the dish of the day.”

If you're looking to see where all Glasgow High Schools rank up this year in terms of academic performance, check out our article: All 31 Glasgow High Schools ranked by academic attainment in 2022 - from Jordanhill School to Govan High School.

The Sunday Times rank both State and Independent Schools - to make clear which one is which, independent schools are at the bottom of the list, and will be declared as such.