Weydon School in Farnham has been named the third-best state secondary in the UK in The Times’ Parent Power league tables for 2023.

The annual rankings rates state, comprehensive and selective schools, as well as sixth form colleges, performance based on their most recent moderated examinations including A-level and GCSE results from the summer of 2022.

Weydon ranked third in The Times’ list of top 40 state secondary schools with no or new sixth forms, with 52.3 per cent of the school’s students achieving GCSE grades ranging from 9 to 7 (A* and A) during this year’s summer term.

The Farnham school is the only one in Surrey to finish within the top 40.

Weydon principal Jackie Sharman said: “The whole staff body are over the moon with the news. Everyone at this school, staff and student, works unbelievably hard to get these kinds of results and it’s amazing to see these efforts recognised on a national level.

“Thank you and congratulations to the entire team and our students for making our school the success it is. This is truly an achievement we should take pride in and never forget.”

The 30th edition of The Times’ Parent Power (https://thetimes.co.uk/parentpower) is the first to use a post-pandemic set of results.