Edinburgh and Lothians top-performing high schools ranked in Sunday Times annual league table

Sunday Times list of Scotland’s best high schools

Fifteen schools from Edinburgh and the Lothians are listed among Scotland’s 50 best-performing secondary schools in the latest Sunday Times league table.

Edinburgh’s Boroughmuir High is the top-ranked school in the Capital, with the Royal High and Firrhill High close behind. Linlithgow Academy and North Berwick High are the top schools in the wider Lothian area.

The league table is based on the percentage of pupils achieving the “gold standard” of five highers in the past two years. Jordanhill School in Glasgow emerged as Scotland’s top-performing high school, followed by Bearsden Academy. Mearns Castle High School and St Ninian’s High School, both in East Renrewshire, took third and fourth spot ahead of Boroughmuir which came in at number five.

Here is how the top 15 schools in Edinburgh and the Lothians rank.