School ratings: How we rated the schools
Welcome to the 2017 Real Schools Guide - the most comprehensive guide ever to state-funded secondaries.
Our unique rating system uses 25 different measures, put together from the latest publicly-available data and broken into four categories – attainment, teaching, attendance, and outcomes.
National league tables only look at GCSE results, which means schools that help all pupils make progress, but only get slightly better than average exam scores overall, may be overlooked.
Our system aims to move beyond such a crude measurement and give parents a better idea of which schools will help... read more
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