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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 2014. 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 89.32 Winchester College Boarding Boys 34,740
2 86.40 St Paul's School - London Both Boys 21,792 32,640
3 85.07 Eton College Boarding Boys 34,434
4 84.56 Westminster School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th Form) 25,368 33,792
5 75.51 Tonbridge School Both Boys 26,370 35,163
6 66.00 Abingdon School Both Boys 16,650 35,190
= 66.00 Charterhouse School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 29,361 35,529
8 63.88 Radley College Boarding Boys 33,225
9 62.61 Dulwich College Both Boys 17,403 36,324
10 59.56 Warwick School Both Boys 11,373 24,270
11 57.99 Whitgift School - Croydon Both Boys 17,988 34,656
12 56.80 Shrewsbury School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 22,155 31,635
13 56.77 Loughborough Grammar School Both Boys 11,046 23,907
14 46.76 Bedford School Both Boys 17,586 29,745
15 45.39 Reed's School - Cobham Both Boys (Co-ed 6th Form) 21,945 29,040
16 44.70 Sherborne School Both Boys 26,595 32,850
17 43.46 Monmouth School Both Boys 14,187 27,255
18 40.25 Merchiston Castle School - Edinburgh Both Boys 21,045 29,988
19 38.71 Stamford School Both Boys 13,446 24,909
20 36.30 Oratory School Both Boys 22,350 30,735

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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