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Hurtwood House - a top co-ed boarding school

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Cardiff Sixth Form College - Top Independent School and Top 6th Form College

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Hurtwood House

Sevenoaks - a top IB School

Sevenoaks - a top IB School

Tonbridge School - a top boys' boarding school

Tonbridge School - a top boys' boarding school

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Brighton College - a top co-ed boarding school

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Woldingham School

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The Cheltenham Ladies' College - a top girls' boarding school

A Level Passes Grade A* and A

In this section we give you our own assessment of the Top 100 independent senior schools in the UK for 2014. These positions are compiled from the % of A* and A at A levels. These tables also include Pre-U grades from D1 to M1

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

Click on the arrows to the right of each column to reorder the table by category e.g. size of school fees, alphabetical order, exam scores etc.

A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 94.71 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 12,000 29,700
2 91.00 St Paul's Girls' School - Hammersmith Day Girls 20,874
3 90.67 Wycombe Abbey School Boarding Girls 25,935 34,575
4 89.32 Winchester College Both Boys 34,740
5 86.99 Magdalen College School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form)
6 86.40 St Paul's School - London Both Boys 21,792 32,640
7 86.17 Guildford High School for Girls Day Girls
8 85.07 Eton College Boarding Boys 34,434
9 84.56 Westminster School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th Form) 25,368 33,792
10 83.73 North London Collegiate School - Edgeware Day Girls 17,625
11 81.71 Queen Ethelburga's College - York Both Co-ed 12,960 41,055
12 81.46 Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School - Elstree Day Boys
13 81.12 St John's College - Cardiff Day Co-ed
14 80.61 Concord College - Shrewsbury Both Co-ed 12,546 32,400
15 80.52 Royal Grammar School - Guildford Day Boys
16 79.25 Abbey School - Reading Day Girls 14,490
17 79.01 City of London School for Girls Day Girls
18 77.39 School of St Helen and St Katharine Day Girls
19 76.95 Latymer Upper School - Hammersmith Day Co-ed
20 76.92 Withington Girls School Day Girls
21 75.98 Perse Upper School - Cambridge Day Co-ed
22 75.86 King Edward VI High - Girls/ Birmingham Day Girls
23 75.68 Brighton College Both Co-ed 21,240 37,140
24 75.51 Tonbridge School Both Boys 26,370 35,163
25 75.39 Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls - Elstree Day Girls
= 75.39 Oxford High School GDST Day Girls 13,023
27 75.14 St Mary's School - Ascot Both Girls 23,400 32,850
28 74.81 Lady Eleanor Holles School - Richmond Day Girls
29 74.64 St Swithun's School - Winchester Both Girls (Co-ed 3-7) 18,450 29,565
30 74.41 Godolphin & Latymer School - Hammersmith Day Girls
31 74.08 City of London School for Boys Day Boys
32 73.72 Manchester High School for Girls Day Girls 10,638
33 73.37 Highgate School - London Day Co-ed
34 72.68 Cheltenham Ladies' College Both Girls 24,117 35,586
35 72.49 Alleyn's School - Dulwich Day Co-ed 16,587
36 70.47 Downe House School - Berks Both Girls 23,730 32,790
37 70.34 Reigate Grammar School Day Co-ed
38 70.33 Hampton School - Middlesex Day Boys
39 69.90 D'Overbroeck's College - Oxford Both Co-ed 20,580 31,680
40 69.52 Grange School - Cheshire Day Co-ed
41 69.33 Ruthin School Both Co-ed 12,500 26,500
42 69.07 Notting Hill & Ealing High School Day Girls
43 68.68 Bancroft's School - Woodford Green Day Co-ed 15,048
44 68.44 Royal Grammar School - Newcastle Day Co-ed
45 68.31 University College School - Hampstead Day Boys (Co-ed 6th Form)
46 68.12 Merchant Taylors' School - Northwood Day Boys
47 67.43 James Allen's Girls' School Day Girls
48 67.35 City of London Freemen's School - Ashtead Both Co-ed 15,525 25,110
49 67.22 Wellington College - Berkshire Both Co-ed 25,050 34,125
50 67.07 Walthamstow Hall - Sevenoaks Day Girls
51 66.67 Exeter School Day Co-ed
= 66.67 South Hampstead High School Day Girls
53 66.34 Queen Margaret's School - York Both Girls 18,375 28,590
54 66.31 Norwich School Day Co-ed
55 66.05 St Mary's School - Calne Both Girls 25,350 33,900
56 66.00 Abingdon School Both Boys 16,650 35,190
= 66.00 Charterhouse School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 24,819 34,245
58 65.89 Caterham School Both Co-ed 16,083 30,009
59 65.64 Badminton School - Bristol Both Girls 17,430 33,030
60 65.25 St Catherine's School - Guildford Both Girls 16,605 27,345
61 65.16 King's School - Cheshire Day Co-ed
62 65.13 St Albans High School for Girls Day Girls
63 65.07 Headington School - Oxford Both Girls 16,440 32,100
64 64.29 King Edward VI School - Southampton Day Co-ed
65 64.22 St Albans School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th Form)
66 63.88 Radley College Boarding Boys 33,225
67 63.67 Hurtwood House - Dorking Both Co-ed 25,476 38,220
68 63.31 Immanuel College Day Co-ed
69 63.00 Kingston Grammar School Day Co-ed
70 62.81 Abbey College - Cambridge Both Co-ed 24,000 39,000
71 62.61 Dulwich College Both Boys 17,403 36,324
72 62.50 Channing School - Highgate Day Girls
73 62.35 Shrewsbury High School GDST Day Girls
74 61.89 St George's College - Weybridge Day Co-ed
75 61.78 Benenden School - Kent Boarding Girls 33,450
76 61.72 Bristol Grammar School Day Co-ed
77 61.54 Ipswich High School GDST Day Girls
78 61.47 King Edward's School - Bath Day Co-ed
79 61.46 Marlborough College Both Co-ed 28,125 33,090
80 61.25 St Leonards-Mayfield Both Girls 18,750 30,000
81 61.23 Trinity School - Croydon Day Boys 14,460
82 60.86 Sheffield High School GDST Day Girls
83 60.11 Leicester Grammar School Day Co-ed
84 60.00 Kent College Pembury Both Girls 19,545 28,899
= 60.00 Queen's School - Chester Day Girls
= 60.00 Sir William Perkins's School Day Girls
87 59.57 Loughborough High School Day Girls
88 59.56 Warwick School Both Boys 11,373 24,270
89 59.30 Oundle School - Peterborough Both Co-ed 20,625 32,160
90 59.25 Eltham College Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form)
91 59.12 Bradford Grammar School Day Co-ed
92 58.89 King's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed 25,290 33,360
93 58.24 St James Independent School For Senior Girls - London W14 Day Girls
94 58.06 Maynard School - Devon Day Girls
95 57.99 Whitgift School - Croydon Both Boys 17,340 33,396
96 57.86 Epsom College Both Co-ed 22,005 32,190
97 57.83 Yarm School, Stockton on Tees Day Co-ed
98 57.70 Portsmouth Grammar School Day Co-ed
99 57.67 Ibstock Place School - Roehampton Day Co-ed 17,670
100 57.51 Bishop's Stortford College Both Co-ed 17,142 26,073

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 may update the data periodically, as long it does not distort the results of schools which have not given us their remarks. We encourage all schools to supply corrections or additions (click here). Approximately 60 schools have boycotted league tables by refusing to publish exam results, mainly because they do not want to be compared to state schools offering soft option subjects or through failure of the Government to acknowledge the more stretching IGCSEs. Notwithstanding this we have recorded most of their exam results in our tables.

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.

Note 3. We do not include schools which have less than 20 pupils taking A Levels.

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