State schools in North London
North London is an education powerhouse. Three of the top-ranking schools in the Sunday Times Parent Power 2023 guide to the best schools in the country are state institutions located north of the river.
- Henrietta Barnett School (National School of the Year): This non-denominational grammar school in Hampstead is Ofsted-rated “outstanding”. Consistently one of the top-performing state schools in the country, it has built a reputation for academic excellence – both locally and nationally.
School website: https://www.hbschool.org.uk/
- The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School (Comprehensive School of the Year): This comprehensive school and sixth form with academy status is located in Upminster. The school has a rich history tracing back to 1536 and recently celebrated its 475th anniversary.
School website: https://www.cooperscoborn.org.uk/
- Mossbourne Community Academy (Secondary School of the Year): This was one of the country’s first academies when it opened its doors in 2004. Located in Hackney, a borough with widespread educational underachievement, it has re-imagined what inner-city, non-selective co-education can be.
School website: https://www.mca.mossbourne.org/
Finding a good state school in London
With so many fantastic state schools in London, it can be difficult to know how to focus your search. Try reading our free articles: The 5 steps to finding a state school in London and The top state schools in London for some great tips
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