The Sunday Times has released its school guide of 2022, identifying which UK schools are highest-achieving. 

Many of the schools are from across London, with some from South East London including the Dartford Grammar School and St Olave's Grammer School. 

The result is determined by the average percentage of examination in entries in three years from 2017-2019 gaining A* to B grades at A-level and with an average percentage of 9-7 for GCSE.

The 29th edition of the Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide helps parents compare the performance of schools with others in the local area so they can see which are the best performing. 

Top 20 independendant secondary schools

The guide is broken up into four different lists, with the top independent secondary schools, top state secondary schools, top primary schools, and top preparatory schools. 

The London-based St Paul's Girls School won the Independent Secondary School title for the year with a rating of 97.8% for A-levels and 99.4% for gaining top GCSEs.

State Primary School of the decade went to London's own St Antony's RC Primary School in Forest Gate, which was scored by reading, grammar, and maths grade, aging a total score of 344.3.

For best preparatory schools, Londons Notting Hill and Ealing High School Junior School GDST ranked 12 best in the country with a total score of 335.

To see the full list visit the Sunday Times website.