Edinburgh high schools: The best performing state secondary schools in Edinburgh based on exam results

Edinburgh's best-performing state secondary schools have been revealed in new national rankings – see if your child's school makes the cut

Each year, The Sunday Times releases a league table of the top achieving state and private high schools in Scotland. Eight schools in Edinburgh made the top 99 list of best state secondaries, with one of the Capital’s schools being named amongst the very best in the country.

The rankings were based on exam results in 2023. Breaking down the top 99 placings, we’ve ranked the Edinburgh state high schools on the list in order from 1-9. It should be noted that not every school in Scotland is included in the table – there are 346 high schools across the country and the table only includes 99. The Sunday Times’ data team says: “If a school does not appear in the Parent Power league table it is most likely because it did not respond to our requests for its Highers, A-level and GCSE results, and the results could not be found in the public domain.”

Have a scroll through our picture gallery to see how Edinburgh’s best state high schools rank.

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