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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

Top UK Co-Educational Boarding Schools

In this section we give you our own assessment of the Top 100 co-educational 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 this table EXCLUDES schools taking the International Baccalaureate, which are included in the separate table for IB schools.

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 81.71 Queen Ethelburga's College - York Both Co-ed 12,960 41,055
3 80.61 Concord College - Shrewsbury Both Co-ed 12,546 32,400
4 75.68 Brighton College Both Co-ed 21,240 37,140
5 69.90 D'Overbroeck's College - Oxford Both Co-ed 20,580 31,680
6 69.33 Ruthin School Both Co-ed 12,500 26,500
7 67.35 City of London Freemen's School - Ashtead Both Co-ed 15,525 25,110
8 67.22 Wellington College - Berkshire Both Co-ed 25,050 34,125
9 65.89 Caterham School Both Co-ed 16,083 30,009
10 63.67 Hurtwood House - Dorking Both Co-ed 25,476 38,220
11 62.81 Abbey College - Cambridge Both Co-ed 24,000 39,000
12 61.46 Marlborough College Both Co-ed 28,125 33,090
13 59.30 Oundle School - Peterborough Both Co-ed 20,625 32,160
14 58.89 King's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed 25,290 33,360
15 57.86 Epsom College Both Co-ed 22,005 32,190
16 57.51 Bishop's Stortford College Both Co-ed 17,142 26,073
17 57.14 Canford School - Wimborne Both Co-ed 23,862 31,122
18 56.11 Kingswood School - Bath Both Co-ed 13,395 28,872
19 55.58 Uppingham School - Rutland Both Co-ed 22,995 32,850
20 54.30 St Peter's School - York Both Co-ed 15,930 26,310
21 54.23 Bromsgrove School Both Co-ed 14,535 31,185
22 54.00 Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 20,700
23 53.49 Rugby School Both Co-ed 20,094 32,025
24 53.37 Christ's Hospital - Horsham Both Co-ed 19,200 29,550
25 52.70 Cranleigh School - Surrey Both Co-ed 26,730 32,790
26 52.63 Cambridge Tutors College - Croydon Both Co-ed
27 52.30 Lancing College Both Co-ed 22,440 31,950
28 52.24 Prior Park College - Bath Both Co-ed 14,925 28,635
29 52.14 Dauntsey's School - Devizes Both Co-ed 16,800 32,550
30 51.80 Clifton College Both Co-ed 23,625 34,350
31 51.61 Ryde School With Upper Chine Both Co-ed
32 51.58 Christ College - Brecon Both Co-ed 16,185 25,005
33 50.62 Bootham School - York Both Co-ed 16,515 28,485
34 50.45 Ashford School - Kent Both Co-ed 15,600 31,350
35 50.40 Berkhamsted School Both Co-ed
36 49.49 Leys School - Cambridge Both Co-ed
37 49.09 Wells Cathedral School - Somerset Both Co-ed
38 49.00 Dean Close School Both Co-ed
= 49.00 Eastbourne College Both Co-ed
= 49.00 Hurstpierpoint College Both Co-ed 20,925 31,125
41 48.67 Bryanston School - Blandford Forum Both Co-ed 33,486
42 48.37 Kent College - Canterbury Both Co-ed 16,839 31,074
43 48.17 Truro School Both Co-ed
44 47.64 Cheltenham College Both Co-ed
45 47.54 Blundell's School - Tiverton Both Co-ed 19,695 30,525
46 47.38 New Hall School - Chelmsford Both Co-ed
47 47.00 Frensham Heights School - Farnham Both Co-ed
48 46.64 St Edward's School - Oxford Both Co-ed 25,671 32,082
49 46.63 Ampleforth College - York Both Co-ed 21,141 31,323
50 45.61 Fettes College - Edinburgh Both Co-ed
51 45.05 West Buckland School Both Co-ed
52 45.00 Malvern College - Worcestershire Both Co-ed 22,674 35,403
53 44.95 Mill Hill School - London Both Co-ed
54 44.94 Lord Wandsworth College Both Co-ed
55 44.79 Welbeck - Loughborough Boarding Co-ed
56 44.72 Brentwood School Both Co-ed 15,993 31,389
57 44.44 Bosworth Independent College Both Co-ed 10,920 27,000
58 43.81 Mount Kelly Both Co-ed
59 43.40 Queen's College - Taunton Both Co-ed
60 42.73 Downside School - Bath Both Co-ed
61 42.72 King's Ely Both Co-ed
62 42.46 David Game College - London Both Co-ed 16,000
63 42.37 Fyling Hall School - Whitby Both Co-ed
64 42.28 Ipswich School Both Co-ed
65 42.01 Strathallan School - Perth Both Co-ed 19,710 29,046
66 42.00 Rochester Independent College Both Co-ed 16,500 29,100
67 41.85 Chetham's School of Music - Manchester Both Co-ed
68 41.61 Haileybury - Hertford Both Co-ed 22,638 30,138
69 41.21 Gresham's School - Norfolk Both Co-ed 23,910 31,740
70 41.10 Royal Russell School - Croydon Both Co-ed
71 41.04 Sidcot School - Winscombe Both Co-ed 15,600 28,020
72 40.93 Kimbolton School Both Co-ed
73 40.71 Kirkham Grammar School - Preston Both Co-ed
74 40.27 Oakham School - Rutland Both Co-ed 17,970 29,940
75 39.91 Lincoln Minster School Both Co-ed
76 39.85 Bradfield College - Reading Both Co-ed 26,640 33,310
77 39.56 Wellington School - Somerset Both Co-ed
78 39.55 Loretto School - Musselburgh Both Co-ed
79 38.02 Ashville College - Harrogate Both Co-ed
80 37.67 Royal School - Dungannon, NI Both Co-ed 15,350
81 37.50 Denstone College Both Co-ed
82 36.97 Durham School Both Co-ed
83 36.61 Trent College - Nottingham Both Co-ed
84 36.26 Battle Abbey School Both Co-ed
85 36.13 Ratcliffe College Both Co-ed
86 36.08 Plymouth College Both Co-ed 14,760 28,260
= 36.08 St Edmund's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed
88 36.00 Woodbridge School - Suffolk Both Co-ed
89 35.95 Langley School - Norwich Both Co-ed
90 35.00 Sutton Valence School Both Co-ed
91 34.96 Worksop College Both Co-ed
92 34.45 Wrekin College - Telford Both Co-ed
93 34.37 Bede's Senior School - Hailsham Both Co-ed
94 34.00 Seaford College Both Co-ed
= 34.00 Taunton School Both Co-ed 17,025 31,800
96 33.73 Hampshire Collegiate School - Embley Park Both Co-ed
97 33.21 Glenalmond College - Perth Both Co-ed
98 33.20 Woodhouse Grove School - Apperley Bridge Both Co-ed
99 33.00 Felsted School - Essex Both Co-ed 20,925 29,970
100 32.87 King's College - Taunton Both Co-ed

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. 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 100 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: 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.