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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

GCSE Grades A* and A

In this section we give you our own assessment of the Top 100 independent senior schools in the UK for 2014. These positions are compiled from the % of A & A* grades at GCSE levels.

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 99.02 North London Collegiate School - Edgeware Day Girls 17,625
2 98.66 Wycombe Abbey School Boarding Girls 25,935 34,575
3 98.06 James Allen's Girls' School Day Girls
4 98.00 Westminster School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th Form) 25,368 33,792
5 97.58 St Paul's School - London Both Boys 21,792 32,640
6 96.99 Godolphin & Latymer School - Hammersmith Day Girls
7 96.85 King's College - Wimbledon Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 19,455
8 96.50 City of London School for Girls Day Girls
9 95.98 Guildford High School for Girls Day Girls
10 95.56 Eton College Boarding Boys 34,434
11 95.03 Lady Eleanor Holles School - Richmond Day Girls
12 94.82 Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls - Elstree Day Girls
13 94.64 Tonbridge School Both Boys 26,370 35,163
14 94.44 Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School - Elstree Day Boys
15 93.59 School of St Helen and St Katharine Day Girls
16 92.95 Magdalen College School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form)
17 92.27 Withington Girls School Day Girls
18 92.08 Royal Grammar School - Guildford Day Boys
19 91.92 Cheltenham Ladies' College Both Girls 24,117 35,586
20 91.33 Perse Upper School - Cambridge Day Co-ed
21 90.67 Oxford High School GDST Day Girls 13,023
22 90.60 Merchant Taylors' School - Northwood Day Boys
23 90.50 St Albans High School for Girls Day Girls
24 90.40 Brighton College Both Co-ed 21,240 37,140
25 90.25 King Edward's School (Boys) - Birmingham Day Boys 11,580
26 90.13 Notting Hill & Ealing High School Day Girls
27 89.84 Alleyn's School - Dulwich Day Co-ed 16,587
28 89.62 Latymer Upper School - Hammersmith Day Co-ed
29 89.61 Abbey School - Reading Day Girls 14,490
30 89.15 South Hampstead High School Day Girls
31 88.79 University College School - Hampstead Day Boys (Co-ed 6th Form)
32 88.37 Wimbledon High School GDST Day Girls
33 88.26 Hampton School - Middlesex Day Boys
34 87.70 City of London School for Boys Day Boys
35 87.52 Radley College Boarding Boys 33,225
36 87.05 Benenden School - Kent Boarding Girls 33,450
= 87.05 Dulwich College Both Boys 17,403 36,324
38 86.87 King Edward VI High - Girls/ Birmingham Day Girls
39 86.73 Concord College - Shrewsbury Both Co-ed 12,546 32,400
40 86.53 Oundle School - Peterborough Both Co-ed 20,625 32,160
41 86.52 Putney High School Day Girls
42 86.51 Channing School - Highgate Day Girls
43 86.15 St Mary's School - Ascot Both Girls 23,400 32,850
44 85.82 Highgate School - London Day Co-ed
45 85.64 St Catherine's School - Guildford Both Girls 16,605 27,345
46 85.48 Wellington College - Berkshire Both Co-ed 25,050 34,125
47 85.16 St Albans School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th Form)
48 84.71 St Swithun's School - Winchester Both Girls (Co-ed 3-7) 18,450 29,565
49 84.46 Manchester High School for Girls Day Girls 10,638
50 84.15 Bancroft's School - Woodford Green Day Co-ed 15,048
51 83.81 Royal Grammar School - Newcastle Day Co-ed
52 83.80 Grange School - Cheshire Day Co-ed
53 83.66 Headington School - Oxford Both Girls 16,440 32,100
54 83.52 Whitgift School - Croydon Both Boys 17,340 33,396
55 82.91 Exeter School Day Co-ed
56 82.74 Ibstock Place School - Roehampton Day Co-ed 17,670
57 82.50 Harrow School Boarding Boys 34,590
58 82.32 Badminton School - Bristol Both Girls 17,430 33,030
59 81.64 St Helen's - Northwood Day Girls
60 81.57 King Edward's School - Bath Day Co-ed
61 81.51 Reigate Grammar School Day Co-ed
62 81.10 Kingston Grammar School Day Co-ed
63 80.57 Sir William Perkins's School Day Girls
64 79.98 Walthamstow Hall - Sevenoaks Day Girls
65 79.93 Nottingham High School Day Boys
66 79.68 Francis Holland School - Regent's Park Day Girls
67 79.33 Abingdon School Both Boys 16,650 35,190
68 79.24 City of London Freemen's School - Ashtead Both Co-ed 15,525 25,110
69 78.43 Caterham School Both Co-ed 16,083 30,009
70 78.31 Queen's School - Chester Day Girls
71 78.09 Chetham's School of Music - Manchester Both Co-ed
= 78.09 Trinity School - Croydon Day Boys 14,460
73 78.06 Loughborough High School Day Girls
74 77.77 Marlborough College Both Co-ed 28,125 33,090
75 77.33 Wakefield Girls' High School Day Girls
76 77.26 Leicester Grammar School Day Co-ed
77 76.99 Yarm School, Stockton on Tees Day Co-ed
78 76.91 St George's College - Weybridge Day Co-ed
79 76.88 King's School - Cheshire Day Co-ed
80 76.71 Dauntsey's School - Devizes Both Co-ed 16,800 32,550
81 76.52 Bristol Grammar School Day Co-ed
82 76.44 Queenswood School - Hatfield Both Girls 25,950 33,750
83 76.10 King's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed 25,290 33,360
84 75.29 Tormead School - Guildford Day Girls
85 75.28 Roedean School - Brighton Both Girls
86 75.23 Norwich School Day Co-ed
87 75.03 Downe House School - Berks Both Girls 23,730 32,790
88 74.68 Maynard School - Devon Day Girls
89 74.61 Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls Both Girls 13,257 27,255
90 74.33 Canford School - Wimborne Both Co-ed 23,862 31,122
91 74.09 Palmers Green High School Day Girls
92 74.05 King Edward VI School - Southampton Day Co-ed
93 73.62 St Mary's School - Cambridge Boarding from age 13 Girls 13,914 29,706
94 73.59 Reading Blue Coat School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th Form)
95 73.50 Queen Elizabeth Grammar School - Wakefield Day Boys
96 73.17 Forest School - London E17 Day Co-ed
97 73.14 Hymers College - Hull Day Co-ed
98 73.05 Warwick School Both Boys 11,373 24,270
99 73.04 Nottingham High School for Girls Day Girls
100 72.86 Central Newcastle High School GDST Day Girls

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, as long as it does not prejudice schools which have not provided their remarks. 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 most 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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