The Top 30 Scottish Schools by Highers

In this section we give you our own assessment of the Top 30 Scottish Schools doing Highers for 2013. These positions are compiled from the % of A + B grades scored at Highers. Note that schools taking A / AS levels in Scotland are included in a separate table for Scottish schools. The Advanced Highers results are also in a separate table.

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

Use the links in the right column to select how you would like sort the Top 30 Scottish Higher schools.

HighersNameDay / BoardBoy / GirlDay £Board £
186.28George Heriot's School - EdinburghDayCo-ed9,670NA
284.02Mary Erskine School - EdinburghBothGirls9,09618,249
381.62Glasgow High SchoolDayCo-ed8,871NA
481.57Hutcheson's Grammar School - GlasgowDayCo-ed9,459NA
581.36St Aloysius' College - GlasgowDayCo-edNANA
680.46Craigholme School - GlasgowDayGirls9,735NA
779.67Kilgraston School - PerthBothGirls14,07023,985
879.02Stewart's Melville College - EdinburghBothBoys9,09618,249
978.88Albyn School - AberdeenDayCo-ed10,200NA
1078.74Dollar Academy - ClackmannanshireBothCo-ed10,05322,941
1178.30Glasgow AcademyDayCo-ed9,455NA
1277.54St Columba's School - KilmacolmDayCo-ed9,500NA
1376.26Dundee - High School ofDayCo-edNANA
1475.78Wellington School - AyrDayCo-ed10,053NA
1575.42Hamilton College - LanarkshireDayCo-ed8,055NA
1675.04George Watson's College - EdinburghDayCo-ed10,074NA
1773.87St George's School for Girls - EdinburghBothGirls11,80524,315
1873.01Kelvinside Academy - GlasgowDayCo-edNANA
1971.29Morrison's Academy - CrieffDayCo-edNANA
2070.25Robert Gordon's College - AberdeenDayCo-edNANA
2168.35St Margaret's School for Girls - AberdeenDayGirls9,978NA
2267.10Edinburgh AcademyDayCo-edNANA
2364.29Fernhill School - RutherglenDayGirls (Boys 4-11)NANA
2460.57Lomond School - HelensburghBothCo-ed9,48020,280
2552.10Beaconhurst School - StirlingDayCo-ed9,740NA
2651.06Strathallan School - PerthBothCo-ed19,04428,065
2749.64Belmont House School - RenfrewshireDayCo-ed9,711NA
2842.20Queen Victoria School - DunblaneBoardingCo-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 30. 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. We do not include results for schools with less than 20 candidates.

Note 3. Exam results are not the only criteria by which to judge a school (read our eGuide on selection factors click here). Indeed some of the schools in this TOP 30 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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