Parent Power is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best schools.
The rankings in the secondary school league tables are determined by the percentage of examination entries gaining A* to B grades at A-level (which is given double weighting) and the percentage of entries graded 9, 8 and 7, at GCSE and iGCSE.
As well as 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.
Nick Rodrigues, the deputy editor of Parent Power, said: “One of the leading schools in the East Midlands, Caistor Grammar School ranks top in the region more often than not.
“It was The Sunday Times East Midlands State Secondary School of the Year in 2017-18, and with just under 700 pupils is a vibrant hub of activity where students’ talents are fostered and encouraged.
“This is an outstanding school where standards are clearly high, but it is also a community in which students can’t help but boast about the unfailing support they receive.
“Headmaster, Alistair Hopkins has established a learning environment where pupils are happy and fulfilled, which makes it the clear choice for our East Midlands State Secondary School of the Decade.”
The 28th edition of Parent Power identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their most recently published examination results.
A fully searchable national database by school name, local authority, town and postcode, together with regional rankings are available to Times and Sunday Times subscribers at: thesundaytimes.co.uk/parentpower
The Sunday Times Schools Guide will be published in The Sunday Times and online this Sunday, November 29.