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15:37, 3 AUGUST 2015
BY CLAIRE MILLER
Gordon’s School is the best state-funded secondary school in Surrey, according to the Real Schools Guide 2015
Gordon’s School near Woking is the best state-funded secondary school in Surrey, according to a comprehensive new guide.
The Real Schools Guide 2015, compiled by Trinity Mirror’s data journalism unit, aims to give a far more comprehensive picture than traditional league tables.
It takes into account 25 different data sets – including not just GCSE results but factors like value-added scores, pupil/teacher ratios and truancy rates.
The Real Schools Guide will be published with this week’s Surrey Advertiser and News & Mail, but you can also see the full data online, as well as compare different secondary schools and find links to contact details or recent Ofsted reports.
The guide, now in its third year, has been praised by ministers and education experts alike.
Former schools minister David Laws called it “public-service journalism in the best tradition”.
This year’s results put Gordon’s School on top as the best in Surrey.
In second place was St John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School, also in Woking, while third was St Andrew’s Catholic School in Leatherhead.
Surrey’s top 10 secondary schools
Gordon’s School, West End, Woking
St John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School, Woking
St Andrew’s Catholic School, Leatherhead
All Hallows Catholic School, Farnham
Weydon School, Farnham
St Bede’s School, Redhill
Glyn School, Epsom
St Peter’s Catholic School, Guildford
Salesian School, Chertsey
Rosebery School, Epsom
The national top 10 also included three schools just over the Surrey border into Greater London – Nonsuch High School for Girls, Wallington County Grammar School and Wilson’s School, near Croydon.