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Top Boys Only Boarding Schools

In this section we give you our own assessment of the Top 20 boys only independent senior boarding schools in the UK for 2013. These positions are compiled from the % of A* and A grades scored at A levels plus Pre-U grades D1 to M1. Note that there are relatively few Boys Only boarding schools and you may wish to look at the Co-educational table as well. Note some of these boys schools in the table have already decided to go co-ed in their 6th Form.

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 90.61 Winchester College Both Boys 33,750
2 88.50 Westminster School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th Form) 24,390 32,490
3 86.00 St Paul's School - London Both Boys 20,853 31,233
4 83.30 Eton College Boarding Boys 33,270
5 77.37 Tonbridge School Both Boys 25,602 34,137
6 71.00 Harrow School Boarding Boys 33,285
7 67.90 Dulwich College Both Boys
8 64.00 Charterhouse School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 24,819 34,245
9 63.46 Abingdon School Both Boys 15,870 33,540
10 57.18 Whitgift School - Croydon Both Boys 17,340 33,396
11 56.06 Shrewsbury School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 21,300 30,420
12 55.30 Warwick School Both Boys 10,935 23,337
13 51.72 Bedford School Both Boys 17,124 28,962
14 51.30 Merchiston Castle School - Edinburgh Both Boys
15 51.08 Loughborough Grammar School Both Boys
16 50.15 Reed's School - Cobham Both Boys (Co-ed 6th Form)
17 48.00 Sherborne School Both Boys 25,635 31,665
18 39.10 Monmouth School Both Boys 13,733 24,960
19 37.74 Stamford School Both Boys
20 29.34 Oratory School Both Boys

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 20. Sometimes grades improve as a result of appeals on exam results and we may 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 some of the schools in this TOP 20 table are quite selective on their admissions. Be aware your child may not necessarily thrive in a high pressure academic environment - take our advice.

Note 3 We do not include results for schools with less than 20 students taking A Levels.

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