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Welcome to our guide to the best secondary schools in the North of England 2023.

Top Northern schools 2023

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Best grammar schools in the northwest

1 Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
2 Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
3 The Blue Coat School, Liverpool
4 Sale Grammar School
5 Loreto Grammar School, Altrincham
6 Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School
7 St Ambrose College, Altrincham
8 Wirral Grammar School for Girls, Bebington
9 Stretford Grammar School
10 Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

Top 3 comprehensive schools in the northwest

1 Cheadle Hulme High School, Stockport
2 Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College
3 The King David High School, Manchester

Best state schools in the northwest

1 Withington Girls’ School, Manchester
2 The Manchester Grammar School
3 Manchester High School for Girls
4 The King’s School, Chester
5 The Grange School, Northwich
6 The Queen’s School, Chester
7 Stockport Grammar School
8 The King’s School, Macclesfield
9 Bolton School Girls’ Division
10 Cheadle Hulme School

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Top primary schools North west / Best schools North west 2022

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513=St Barnabas and St Paul’s C of E VA Primary School109115
7=21=St Bernadette’s RC Primary School, Lancaster110114111336
817=Evelyn Street Community Primary School, Warrington110114111336
13=35=Yarlside Academy109113111334
14=35=Bowdon Church School111112110334
1535=St Peter’s RC Primary School, Stalybridge110113110334
17=66=Park Road Sale Primary School109114109333
18=74=Queensgate Primary School, Stockport109112110333
1958=Lower Peover Primary School110112111333
22=106=Gatley Primary School110111110332
23=84=The Delamere C of E Academy110112109
24=106=St Sebastian’s RC Primary School and Nursery, Liverpool109112110332
25=106=St Margaret Mary’s RC Primary School, Manchester108113110332
26106=Well Green Primary School, Altrincham109112110332
29=163=Our Lady’s Bishop Eton RC Primary School110111109331
30=163=Brooklands Primary School, Sale109111110331
  1. Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
  2. Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
  3. The Blue Coat School, Liverpool
  4. Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School
  5. Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School, Blackburn
  6. Loreto Grammar School, Altrincham
  7. Lancaster Royal Grammar School
  8. West Kirby Grammar School
  9. Sale Grammar School
  10. Wirral Grammar School for Girls, Bebington
  11. The King David High School, Manchester
  12. Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
  13. St Ambrose College, Altrincham
  14. Cheadle Hulme High School, Stockport
  15. Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School
  16. The Fallibroome Academy, Macclesfield
  17. Calday Grange Grammar School, West Kirby
  18. St Anselm’s College, Birkenhead
  19. Bishop Heber High School, Malpas
  20. Keswick School

  1. Withington Girls’ School, Manchester
  2. The Manchester Grammar School
  3. Manchester High School for Girls
  4. The King’s School, Chester
  5. The Grange School, Northwich
  6. Bolton School Girls’ Division
  7. The Queen’s School, Chester
  8. Cheadle Hulme School
  9. Windermere School
  10. Stockport Grammar School
  11. Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester
  12. Bolton School Boys’ Division

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