The Sunday Times published its 21st edition of its top schools guide called Parent power. Sunday Times top school guide is published online and in print and shows the top 2, 000 school in Britain. The top schools are made available in a searchable database which is available on the Sunday Times website.
The Sunday Times top school guide allows parents to assess the performance of a school from examination results. The top school guide publishes results from the top 500 secondary schools with results dating back as far as 2005. This database allows parents to assess a school for performance consistency. The database categorises results into A-level, GCSE, Higher and Standard grade, the International Baccalaureate and Pre-U examinations thus making it by far the most all inclusive at the click of a button website in the country.
The Sunday Times top school guide allows parents to search for results of schools in their location by just introducing their post code, town and local authority. The website also allows parents to browse through school websites get the results of that school and follow links of properties for sale or rent in the proximity of such schools.
The Sunday times top school guide also publishes The Sunday Times Schools of the year awards in 8 categories as follows; Independent school of the year, State secondary school of the year, independent preparatory school of the year, State primary school of the year, International Baccalaureate school of the year, Scottish independent school of the year, Scottish State school of the year and Northern Ireland secondary school of the year.
The school guide is just one of Sunday Times innovations and is available for download on all platforms including Android, Amazon Kindle and iOS5. This has made the Sunday Times become the most widely read paper as it gives real value to its readers.