The Real School Guide 2023

Official data for 2023 including the latest Ofsted ratings is provided for parents by School Guide, the UK's number one school information site for parents

We show the latest pre-pandemic academic results for 34,000 schools in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and have added some additional features to help parents choose the best school for their child. We also include Ofsted ratings and straightforward guides including Secondary Exam Data Explained for Parents and Primary Exam Data Explained for Parents. 

New features for our 2023 Real School Guide include: 

Progress Compared With All Other Schools

Easy-to-read graphs that show how a school's results compare categorised as Well Above Average, Above Average, Average, Below Average and Well Below Average.

School Results Over Time

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable.

How Many Parents Recommend The School 

In addition to our hugely popular TripAdvisor-style parent reviews of schools – by parents; for parents – we have added the percentage of parents that recommend over 16,000 schools according to the latest Ofsted Parent View survey.

School Guide Star Ratings 2023

School Guide gives each school a unique rating, ranging from one to five stars. The rating gives a clear and easily understood summary of how well each school has performed in the previous year based on key statistics. The School Guide rating is based on official data and is 100% objective. Data points used to calculate the School Guide star rating include key performance data and inspection ratings. Read more about how we calculate our 2022 School Guide Star Ratings

2023 School League Tables for Every Location in the UK 

Whether parents are searching for primary or secondary, independent or state, single-sex or co-ed, our School League Tables are designed to help you make a hassle-free, informed choice. You can search by: 

Primary League Tables 2023
Secondary League Tables 2023
Independent League Tables 2023

To discover the Top 200 Schools in the country or filter to view the Top 60 schools in your area, search by postcode, location or school name

Questions about how we collect, calculate and display our Real School Guide 2023 data? Read our FAQs.