In this section we give you our own assessment of the Top 50 girls only 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 D1 to M1 grades. Note that some Girls Only schools are converting to co-educational at sixth form level.
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|A + A* %||Name||Day/Board||Boy/Girl||Day £||Board £|
|1||85.32||Wycombe Abbey School||Boarding||Girls||24,975||33,310|
|2||80.77||St Swithun's School - Winchester||Both||Girls (Co-ed 3-7)||18,450||29,565|
|3||72.11||St Mary's School - Ascot||Both||Girls|
|4||71.27||Badminton School - Bristol||Both||Girls||16,920||32,070|
|5||71.10||Cheltenham Ladies' College||Both||Girls||24,117||35,586|
|6||71.07||Benenden School - Kent||Boarding||Girls||32,400|
|7||70.82||St Catherine's School - Guildford||Both||Girls|
|8||68.26||St Mary's School - Calne||Both||Girls|
|9||64.24||Headington School - Oxford||Both||Girls||16,440||32,100|
|10||63.79||Malvern St James||Both||Girls|
|11||63.28||Godolphin School - Salisbury||Both||Girls|
|12||61.73||Moreton Hall School - Oswestry||Both||Girls|
|13||61.69||Downe House School - Berks||Both||Girls|
|14||58.37||Royal High School - Bath||Both||Girls||12,150||25,497|
|16||54.92||Woldingham School - Caterham||Both||Girls||19,365||30,945|
|17||54.76||Queen Margaret's School - York||Both||Girls|
|18||54.74||Queenswood School - Hatfield||Both||Girls||23,670||31,770|
|19||54.23||Roedean School - Brighton||Both||Girls|
|21||53.04||Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls||Both||Girls|
|22||52.70||Luckley House School||Both||Girls|
|23||52.38||St Teresa's School - Dorking||Both||Girls||14,985||26,085|
|24||52.00||Leweston School - Sherborne||Both||Girls (Co-ed 2-11)||17,265||27,360|
|25||51.40||St Mary's School - Cambridge||Boarding from age 13||Girls|
|26||50.00||Queen Anne's School - Reading||Both||Girls||19,575||28,845|
|=||50.00||Royal Masonic School for Girls - Rickmansworth||Both||Girls||14,700||25,050|
|=||50.00||Rye St Antony School - Oxford||Both||Girls||13,170||21,420|
|29||48.15||Tudor Hall School - Banbury||Both||Girls|
|30||47.25||Mount School - York||Both||Girls|
|31||45.63||Harrogate Ladies College||Both||Girls|
|32||42.39||St Mary's School - Shaftesbury||Both||Girls||18,585||26,970|
|33||40.91||Burgess Hill School for Girls||Both||Girls (Co-ed 3-7)||14,700||25,950|
|34||40.00||St George's School - Ascot||Both||Girls||19,575||30,060|
|35||39.52||St Margaret's School - Bushey||Both||Girls|
|36||37.80||Bruton School For Girls||Both||Girls (Co-ed 2-7)||14,031||25,554|
|37||37.68||Truro High School||Both||Girls (Co-ed 3-5)||11,553||22,314|
|38||36.00||Kent College Pembury||Both||Girls||18,882||27,924|
|=||36.00||Westonbirt School - Gloucs||Both||Girls|
|40||35.00||Moira House Girls' School - Eastbourne||Both||Girls|
|41||33.99||Stamford High School||Both||Girls|
|42||16.39||Princess Helena College - Hitchin||Both||Girls|
|43||13.24||Abbots Bromley School For Girls||Both||Girls (Co-ed 3-11)|
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 50. 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 50 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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