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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 2015. 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.

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A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 85.42 Westminster School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th Form) 26,322 35,058
2 84.20 Winchester College Boarding Boys 35,610
3 81.37 St Paul's School - London Both Boys 22,644 33,915
4 80.60 Eton College Boarding Boys 35,721
5 77.99 Tonbridge School Both Boys 27,216 36,288
6 71.24 Whitgift School - Croydon Both Boys 17,989 34,656
7 67.50 Harrow School Boarding Boys
8 63.21 Dulwich College Both Boys
9 62.34 Abingdon School Both Boys 17,775 36,960
10 58.78 Radley College Boarding Boys 34,425
11 53.46 Warwick School Both Boys 11,829 25,629
12 47.92 Bedford School Both Boys 17,586 29,745
13 45.66 Reed's School - Cobham Both Boys (Co-ed 6th Form)
14 45.20 Monmouth School Both Boys 14,472 27,801
15 45.06 Loughborough Grammar School Both Boys
16 45.00 Sherborne School Both Boys 27,525 34,005
17 40.25 Merchiston Castle School - Edinburgh Both Boys
18 34.57 Oratory School Both Boys 23,250 31,950
19 32.99 Stamford School Both Boys 13,917 25,782
20 23.91 More House School - Frensham 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.

Note: We make a substantial investment of time and effort in preparing these tables, and all copyright and database rights in the tables belong to us. Please respect this by not reproducing the tables or the information within them, in whole or in part, without our consent. If you wish to reproduce any of our tables or the information within them then please contact us for details.

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