The Top 100 Senior Schools by A + A* Grades at GCSE Level

In this section we give you our own assessment of the Top 100 independent senior schools in the UK for 2013. These positions are compiled from the % of A & A* grades at GCSE levels.

Click on the name of a school to find out its type, contact details, day or boarding and the annual fees.

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A + A* %NameDay / BoardBoy / GirlDay £Board £
199.40St Paul's Girls' School - HammersmithDayGirls21,168NA
298.12Westminster School - LondonBothBoys (Co-ed 6th Form)24,39032,490
397.94North London Collegiate School - EdgwareDayGirls16,629NA
496.51City of London School for GirlsDayGirlsNANA
595.88St Paul's School - LondonBothBoys20,85331,233
695.71Withington Girls School - ManchesterDayGirlsNANA
795.68King's College - WimbledonDayBoys (Co-ed 6th Form)18,900NA
895.35Brighton CollegeBothCo-ed20,31034,500
995.15Lady Eleanor Holles School - RichmondDayGirlsNANA
1095.00Wycombe Abbey School - BuckinghamshireBoardingGirlsNA33,310
1194.84St Mary's School - AscotBoth GirlsNANA
1294.80Magdalen College SchoolDayBoys (Co-ed 6th form)NANA
1394.50Eton CollegeBoardingBoysNA33,270
1494.26James Allen's Girls' School - DulwichDayGirlsNANA
1593.99Latymer Upper School - HammersmithDayCo-edNANA
1693.92Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls - ElstreeDayGirlsNANA
1793.73Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School - ElstreeDayBoysNANA
1893.50Guildford High School for GirlsDayGirlsNANA
1993.22Royal Grammar School - GuildfordDayBoysNANA
2092.51Tonbridge School - KentBothBoys25,60234,137
2192.44Godolphin & Latymer School - HammersmithDayGirls17,280NA
2292.09Oxford High School GDSTDayGirls (Co-ed 3-6)NANA
2391.87Notting Hill & Ealing High SchoolDayGirlsNANA
2491.50School of St Helen and St Katharine - AbingdonDayGirlsNANA
2590.35City of London School for BoysDayBoysNANA
2690.23Perse Upper School - CambridgeDayCo-edNANA
2789.70Harrow SchoolBoardingBoysNA33,285
2889.47Merchant Taylors' School - NorthwoodDayBoysNANA
2989.20King Edward's School (Boys) - BirminghamDayBoys11,250NA
3089.16Hampton School - MiddlesexDayBoysNANA
3189.05Grange School - CheshireDayCo-edNANA
31 =89.05St Albans High School for GirlsDayGirls13,680NA
3388.33Putney High SchoolDayGirlsNANA
3487.83King Edward VI High - Girls/ BirminghamDayGirls10,935NA
3587.05Wimbledon High School GDSTDayGirlsNANA
3686.99Badminton School - BristolBothGirls16,92032,070
3786.64Highgate School - LondonDayCo-edNANA
3886.56Downe House School - BerksBothGirlsNANA
3986.54Alleyn's School - DulwichDayCo-ed15,867NA
4086.49University College School - HampsteadDayBoys (Co-ed sixth form)NANA
4186.10St Helen's - NorthwoodDayGirls14,370NA
4285.94Oundle School - PeterboroughBothCo-edNANA
4385.69Radley College - AbingdonBoardingBoysNA32,100
4485.54Manchester High School for GirlsDayGirls10,287NA
4585.00Sevenoaks SchoolBothCo-ed21,89733,408
4684.72Abbey School - ReadingDayGirls13,980NA
4784.28South Hampstead High SchoolDayGirlsNANA
4884.15Abingdon SchoolBothBoys15,87033,540
4983.75Bancroft's School - Woodford GreenDayCo-ed14,130NA
5082.79St Catherine's School - GuildfordBothGirlsNANA
5182.50Dulwich CollegeBothBoys NANA
5282.16St Swithun's School - WinchesterBothGirls (Co-ed 3-7)17,65528,290
5382.04Channing School - HighgateDayGirls15,255NA
5481.97Wellington College - BerkshireBothCo-ed24,33032,940
5581.86Royal Grammar School - NewcastleDayCo-edNANA
5681.11Norwich SchoolDayCo-edNANA
5781.04Francis Holland School - Regent's ParkDayGirlsNANA
5880.45Walthamstow Hall - SevenoaksDayGirlsNANA
5980.30Exeter SchoolDayCo-edNANA
6080.17St Albans SchoolDayBoys (Co-ed 6th form)NANA
6179.96King Edward's School - BathDayCo-edNANA
6279.02Rugby SchoolBothCo-edNANA
6378.88City of London Freemen's School - AshteadBoth Co-edNANA
6478.72King's High School for Girls - WarwickDayGirlsNANA
6578.55Marlborough CollegeBothCo-ed27,42032,280
6678.22King's School - CanterburyBothCo-edNANA
6777.62Caterham SchoolBothCo-ed15,69029,277
6877.45Concord College - ShrewsburyBothCo-edNANA
6977.09Tormead School - GuildfordDayGirlsNANA
7076.99Sir William Perkins's SchoolDayGirlsNANA
7176.97Loughborough High SchoolDayGirlsNANA
7276.61Durham High School For GirlsDayGirlsNANA
7376.50Dauntsey's School - DevizesBothCo-edNANA
7476.43Wakefield Girls' High SchoolDayGirlsNANA
7575.96Haberdashers' Monmouth School for GirlsBothGirlsNANA
7675.95Kingston Grammar SchoolDayCo-edNANA
7775.92Sherborne School for GirlsBothGirls21,75029,940
7875.77Ibstock Place School - RoehamptonDayCo-edNANA
7975.41Canford School - WimborneBothCo-ed23,16629,640
8075.38Northwood CollegeDayGirlsNANA
8175.28Chigwell SchoolDay (6th form boarding only)Co-ed14,98524,675
8275.23Solihull SchoolDayCo-edNANA
8375.16Warwick SchoolBothBoys10,93523,337
8475.07Godolphin School - SalisburyBothGirlsNANA
8574.21Bristol Grammar SchoolDayCo-edNANA
8674.07Birkenhead School - MerseysideDayCo-edNANA
8774.02Eltham CollegeDayBoys (Co-ed 6th form)NANA
8873.91Reigate Grammar SchoolDayCo-edNANA
8973.81Howell's School Llandaff GDST - CardiffDayGirls (Co-ed 6th Form)NANA
9073.44Nottingham High School for GirlsDay GirlsNANA
9173.41Bromley High School GDSTDayGirls14,022NA
9273.13Palmers Green High School - LondonDayGirlsNANA
9372.70Portsmouth Grammar SchoolDayCo-ed13,173NA
9472.56Whitgift School - South CroydonBothBoys16,35631,500
9572.48Leicester High School for GirlsDayGirlsNANA
9672.43Bury Grammar School - GirlsDayGirls (Boys 4-7)NANA
9772.27Central Newcastle High School GDSTDayGirlsNANA
9871.84Hymers College - HullDayCo-edNANA
9971.75Maynard School - DevonDayGirlsNANA
10071.69Forest School - London E17DayCo-edNANA

Note.1. Sometimes there are a few gaps in our data, because the information is not freely available or a school will not supply it. In general this applies to lower graded schools in the TOP 100. Sometimes grades improve as a result of appeals on exam results and we will update the data periodically. We encourage all schools to supply corrections or additions (click here).

Note 2. Exam results are not the only criteria by which to judge a school (read our eGuide on selection factors click here). Indeed most of the schools in this TOP 100 table are quite selective on their admissions. Be aware your child may not necessarily thrive in a high pressure academic environment – take advice.

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