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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

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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 2013. 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 93.85 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 12,000 29,700
2 92.00 St Paul's Girls' School - Hammersmith Day Girls 21,168
3 91.67 Magdalen College School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form)
4 90.61 Winchester College Both Boys 33,750
5 88.50 Westminster School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th Form) 24,390 32,490
6 87.65 Guildford High School for Girls Day Girls
7 86.00 St Paul's School - London Both Boys 20,853 31,233
8 85.32 Wycombe Abbey School Boarding Girls 24,975 33,310
9 83.30 Eton College Boarding Boys 33,270
10 83.00 Lady Eleanor Holles School - Richmond Day Girls
11 82.72 James Allen's Girls' School Day Girls
12 82.70 St Albans High School for Girls Day Girls 13,680
13 81.13 City of London School for Girls Day Girls
14 80.77 Queen Ethelburga's College - York Both Co-ed
= 80.77 St Swithun's School - Winchester Both Girls (Co-ed 3-7) 18,450 29,565
16 80.41 Withington Girls School Day Girls
17 80.39 Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls - Elstree Day Girls
18 80.25 North London Collegiate School - Edgeware Day Girls 17,625
19 80.13 Royal Grammar School - Guildford Day Boys
20 80.08 School of St Helen and St Katharine Day Girls
21 79.08 Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School - Elstree Day Boys
22 78.54 Concord College - Shrewsbury Both Co-ed 30,300
23 77.37 Tonbridge School Both Boys 25,602 34,137
24 77.17 Godolphin & Latymer School - Hammersmith Day Girls
25 76.47 Perse Upper School - Cambridge Day Co-ed 14,451
26 74.19 Brighton College Both Co-ed 20,310 34,500
27 73.53 Abbey School - Reading Day Girls 14,490
28 73.43 Oxford High School GDST Day Girls 13,023
29 73.26 Merchant Taylors' School - Northwood Day Boys
30 73.09 Eltham College Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form)
31 72.86 City of London School for Boys Day Boys
32 72.55 Hampton School - Middlesex Day Boys
33 72.11 St Mary's School - Ascot Both Girls
34 71.65 Alleyn's School - Dulwich Day Co-ed 15,867
35 71.63 Sir William Perkins's School Day Girls
36 71.53 St John's College - Cardiff Day Co-ed
37 71.27 Badminton School - Bristol Both Girls 16,920 32,070
= 71.27 Channing School - Highgate Day Girls 15,255
39 71.10 Cheltenham Ladies' College Both Girls 24,117 35,586
40 71.07 Benenden School - Kent Boarding Girls 32,400
41 71.00 Abbey College - Cambridge Both Co-ed 24,000 39,000
= 71.00 Harrow School Boarding Boys 33,285
43 70.82 St Catherine's School - Guildford Both Girls
44 70.61 Royal Grammar School - Newcastle Day Co-ed
45 70.21 Notting Hill & Ealing High School Day Girls
46 69.91 Putney High School Day Girls
47 69.44 Nottingham High School for Girls Day Girls
48 69.35 Wellington College - Berkshire Both Co-ed 25,050 34,125
49 69.07 King Edward VI School - Southampton Day Co-ed
50 68.26 St Mary's School - Calne Both Girls
51 67.90 Dulwich College Both Boys
52 67.08 St Albans School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th Form)
53 67.02 Canford School - Wimborne Both Co-ed 23,166 29,640
54 67.01 Loughborough High School Day Girls
55 66.73 Hurtwood House - Dorking Both Co-ed 24,501 36,750
56 66.67 Walthamstow Hall - Sevenoaks Day Girls
57 66.55 Manchester High School for Girls Day Girls 10,287
58 66.36 Nottingham High School Day Boys
59 66.33 Highgate School - London Day Co-ed
60 66.30 Norwich School Day Co-ed
61 66.09 Oundle School - Peterborough Both Co-ed 19,695 30,705
62 65.14 Immanuel College Day Co-ed
63 65.10 University College School - Hampstead Day Boys (Co-ed 6th Form)
64 64.75 Latymer Upper School - Hammersmith Day Co-ed
65 64.74 St Helen's - Northwood Day Girls 14,370
66 64.25 South Hampstead High School Day Girls
67 64.24 Headington School - Oxford Both Girls 16,440 32,100
68 64.00 Charterhouse School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 24,819 34,245
69 63.79 Malvern St James Both Girls
70 63.46 Abingdon School Both Boys 15,870 33,540
71 63.28 Godolphin School - Salisbury Both Girls
72 63.20 King's School - Cheshire Day Co-ed
73 63.00 Leeds Grammar School Day Co-ed 11,691
74 62.78 Bancroft's School - Woodford Green Day Co-ed 14,130
75 62.77 Tormead School - Guildford Day Girls
76 62.68 Grange School - Cheshire Day Co-ed
77 62.44 Caterham School Both Co-ed 16,083 30,009
78 62.05 Queen Elizabeths Hospital Day Boys
79 61.92 King Edward VI High - Girls/ Birmingham Day Girls 10,935
80 61.85 King Edward's School - Bath Day Co-ed
81 61.73 Moreton Hall School - Oswestry Both Girls
82 61.69 Downe House School - Berks Both Girls
83 61.03 Kingston Grammar School Day Co-ed
84 60.48 Wimbledon High School GDST Day Girls
85 60.47 Central Newcastle High School GDST Day Girls
86 60.44 Maynard School - Devon Day Girls
87 60.23 Ruthin School Both Co-ed 11,750 24,500
88 59.93 Leicester Grammar School Day Co-ed
89 59.69 Bromsgrove School Both Co-ed 14,535 31,185
90 59.54 Howell's School Llandaff GDST - Cardiff Day Girls
91 59.52 Streatham & Clapham School GDST Day Girls (Co-ed 3-5)
92 59.48 King's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed
93 59.41 Queen's Gate - Kensington Day Girls
94 58.80 Trinity School - Croydon Day Boys 13,716
95 58.68 Red Maids School - Bristol Day Girls 12,270
96 58.60 Birkdale School - Sheffield Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form)
97 58.37 Royal High School - Bath Both Girls 12,150 25,497
98 58.24 St Dunstan's College - Catford Day Co-ed 14,622
99 57.88 Solihull School Day Co-ed
100 57.69 D'Overbroeck's College - Oxford Both Co-ed 20,580 31,680

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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