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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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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 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 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 93.85 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 12,000 29,700
2 88.50 Westminster School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th Form) 24,390 32,490
3 80.77 Queen Ethelburga's College - York Both Co-ed
4 78.54 Concord College - Shrewsbury Both Co-ed 30,300
5 74.19 Brighton College Both Co-ed 20,310 34,500
6 71.00 Abbey College - Cambridge Both Co-ed 24,000 39,000
7 69.35 Wellington College - Berkshire Both Co-ed 25,050 34,125
8 67.02 Canford School - Wimborne Both Co-ed 23,166 29,640
9 66.73 Hurtwood House - Dorking Both Co-ed 24,501 36,750
10 66.09 Oundle School - Peterborough Both Co-ed 19,695 30,705
11 64.00 Charterhouse School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 24,819 34,245
12 62.44 Caterham School Both Co-ed 16,083 30,009
13 60.23 Ruthin School Both Co-ed 11,750 24,500
14 59.69 Bromsgrove School Both Co-ed 14,535 31,185
15 59.48 King's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed
16 57.69 D'Overbroeck's College - Oxford Both Co-ed 20,580 31,680
17 56.06 Shrewsbury School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 21,300 30,420
18 55.91 Epsom College Both Co-ed
19 55.71 St Peter's School - York Both Co-ed 15,390 25,185
20 54.98 City of London Freemen's School - Ashtead Both Co-ed
21 54.82 Rugby School Both Co-ed 19,605 31,245
22 54.43 Marlborough College Both Co-ed
23 54.10 Cranleigh School - Surrey Both Co-ed 25,950 31,830
24 54.05 Haileybury - Hertford Both Co-ed 22,638 30,138
25 53.71 Uppingham School - Rutland Both Co-ed 22,008 31,569
26 53.68 Bishop's Stortford College Both Co-ed 16,452 24,714
27 53.10 Lancing College Both Co-ed
28 53.00 Cambridge Tutors College - Croydon Both Co-ed
29 52.50 Repton School Both Co-ed 22,584 30,438
30 52.20 CATS College Canterbury Both Co-ed 18,150 34,605
31 52.00 Leweston School - Sherborne Both Girls (Co-ed 2-11) 17,265 27,360
32 51.99 Bosworth Independent College Both Co-ed
33 51.90 Brentwood School Both Co-ed 15,993 31,389
34 51.52 Gresham's School - Norfolk Both Co-ed 23,910 31,740
35 51.06 Fettes College - Edinburgh Both Co-ed
36 50.65 Kingswood School - Bath Both Co-ed
37 50.39 Bootham School - York Both Co-ed 15,990 27,195
38 50.36 Dauntsey's School - Devizes Both Co-ed
39 50.31 Oakham School - Rutland Both Co-ed 17,970 29,940
40 50.15 Reed's School - Cobham Both Boys (Co-ed 6th Form)
41 50.00 Eastbourne College Both Co-ed
42 49.87 St Edward's School - Oxford Both Co-ed 25,671 32,082
43 49.49 Ipswich School Both Co-ed
44 49.02 Prior Park College - Bath Both Co-ed
45 48.13 Downside School - Bath Both Co-ed
46 47.50 Strathallan School - Perth Both Co-ed 19,710 29,046
47 47.31 Clifton College Both Co-ed 22,725 32,985
48 47.06 Padworth College Both Co-ed 14,250 28,392
= 47.06 Sidcot School - Winscombe Both Co-ed 15,600 28,020
50 46.95 CATS College Cambridge Both Co-ed 23,850 38,400
51 46.33 Chetham's School of Music - Manchester Both Co-ed
52 46.23 Kimbolton School Both Co-ed 13,425 22,215
53 46.22 Bradfield College - Reading Both Co-ed 26,640 33,310
54 46.07 Cheltenham College Both Co-ed 24,768 32,751
55 45.28 Truro School Both Co-ed
56 45.27 West Buckland School Both Co-ed
57 45.00 Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 20,700
58 44.86 Saint Felix School - Ipswich Both Co-ed
59 44.55 Ampleforth College - York Both Co-ed 20,133 30,264
60 44.22 Ryde School With Upper Chine Both Co-ed 10,875 22,440
61 43.98 Christ College - Brecon Both Co-ed 15,870 24,510
62 43.84 Kent College - Canterbury Both Co-ed 16,269 29,736
63 43.75 Mill Hill School - London Both Co-ed
64 43.33 St Bees School - Cumbria Both Co-ed
65 43.14 David Game College - London Both Co-ed 16,000
66 43.09 Leys School - Cambridge Both Co-ed 18,480 27,780
67 43.00 Dean Close School Both Co-ed 21,645 30,960
68 42.45 Denstone College Both Co-ed 13,176 22,944
69 42.16 Stonyhurst College - Clitheroe Both Co-ed 16,392 29,439
70 41.36 Kings Bruton - Somerset Both Co-ed
71 41.26 New Hall School - Chelmsford Both Co-ed
72 41.09 Wellington School - Somerset Both Co-ed 12,885 26,589
73 40.91 Burgess Hill School for Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 3-7) 14,700 25,950
= 40.91 Lime House School - Carlisle Both Co-ed
75 40.76 Royal School - Dungannon, NI Both Co-ed 15,350
76 40.55 Wells Cathedral School - Somerset Both Co-ed 16,002 26,778
77 40.33 Glenalmond College - Perth Both Co-ed
78 40.24 Queen's College - Taunton Both Co-ed
79 39.38 St Edmund's College - Ware Both Co-ed
80 39.00 DLD Belgravia (formerly Abbey College London) Both Co-ed 18,000 37,500
81 38.74 King's College - Taunton Both Co-ed 19,140 28,440
82 38.39 Purcell School of Music - Watford Both Co-ed
83 38.17 Blundell's School - Tiverton Both Co-ed 18,930 29,340
84 37.74 Wrekin College - Telford Both Co-ed 16,260 26,820
85 37.50 Rendcomb College - Cirencester Both Co-ed
86 37.19 Welbeck - Loughborough Boarding Co-ed
87 37.02 Loretto School - Musselburgh Both Co-ed
88 37.01 Leighton Park School Both Co-ed
89 36.79 Tring Park (formerly Arts Educational School) Both Co-ed
90 36.73 Chelsea Independent College Both Co-ed 18,000 41,800
91 36.29 Framlingham College - Suffolk Both Co-ed 17,373 27,029
92 35.84 Kirkham Grammar School - Preston Both Co-ed
93 35.29 Ratcliffe College Both Co-ed
94 35.08 Rossall School - Lancashire Both Co-ed 12,180 30,750
95 35.00 Ashville College - Harrogate Both Co-ed
96 34.87 St Edmund's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed
97 34.83 Lord Wandsworth College Both Co-ed
98 34.09 St Joseph's College - Ipswich Both Co-ed
99 34.08 Pocklington School Both Co-ed
100 34.00 Cambridge Centre For Sixth Form Studies (CCSS) Both Co-ed 18,750 36,735

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 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.

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