In this section we give you our own assessment of the Top 50 girls only independent senior boarding schools in the UK for 2016. 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||86.01||Wycombe Abbey School||Boarding||Girls||27,564||36,750|
|2||73.09||Benenden School - Kent||Boarding||Girls||35,700|
|3||71.88||St Mary's School - Ascot||Both||Girls||25,170||35,370|
|4||70.44||Badminton School - Bristol||Both||Girls||17,850||35,250|
|5||69.57||St Catherine's School - Guildford||Both||Girls||17,550||28,905|
|6||68.90||Cheltenham Ladies' College||Both||Girls||26,220||38,670|
|7||66.67||St Swithun's School - Winchester||Both||Girls (Co-ed 3-7)||19,575||31,368|
|8||64.18||Headington School - Oxford||Both||Girls||17,970||35,250|
|9||63.00||Malvern St James Girls' School||Both||Girls||19,005||38,205|
|10||62.64||Downe House School - Berks||Both||Girls||25,440||35,160|
|11||62.15||Roedean School - Brighton||Both||Girls||20,160||36,180|
|12||61.06||Burgess Hill School for Girls||Both||Girls (Co-ed 2-4)||16,950||30,450|
|13||55.56||Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls||Both||Girls||13,929||28,635|
|14||54.38||Woldingham School - Caterham||Both||Girls||22,107||35,613|
|15||53.00||St Mary's School - Calne||Both||Girls||27,150||36,450|
|16||52.50||Royal High School - Bath||Both||Girls||13,116||28,374|
|17||50.45||Leweston School - Sherborne||Both||Girls (Co-ed 2-11)||18,495||31,221|
|18||50.34||Queenswood School - Hatfield||Both||Girls||24,825||33,750|
|19||50.31||St Mary's School - Cambridge||Boarding from age 13||Girls||14,877||31,608|
|20||50.00||Royal Masonic School for Girls - Rickmansworth||Both||Girls||15,915||28,140|
|=||50.00||St Teresa's School - Dorking||Both||Girls||16,515||28,410|
|22||49.73||Queen Margaret's School - York||Both||Girls||19,590||29,850|
|23||49.07||St Francis College - Letchworth||Both||Girls||14,670||29,310|
|24||48.03||St Mary's School - Shaftesbury||Both||Girls||19,950||30,990|
|25||47.48||Stamford High School||Both||Girls||14,625||26,427|
|27||46.61||Godolphin School - Salisbury||Both||Girls||19,515||32,304|
|28||44.62||Truro High School||Both||Girls (Co-ed 3-5)||12,603||24,615|
|29||44.32||Heathfield School- Ascot||Both||Girls||21,276||33,300|
|30||44.30||Bruton School For Girls||Both||Girls (Co-ed 2-7)||15,900||26,850|
|31||42.86||Harrogate Ladies College||Both||Girls||23,760||34,410|
|32||42.00||Kent College Pembury||Both||Girls||20,700||30,600|
|33||41.67||Adcote School For Girls - Shrewsbury||Both||Girls|
|34||39.89||Moreton Hall School - Oswestry||Both||Girls||26,940||32,700|
|35||39.06||St Margaret's School - Bushey||Both||Girls||15,777||29,565|
|36||38.10||Tudor Hall School - Banbury||Both||Girls||20,745||32,610|
|37||37.36||Royal School, Haslemere - Senior Girls & Co-ed Sixth Form||Both||Girls (Co-ed 2-4)||17,193||29,007|
|38||35.65||Mount School - York||Both||Girls||17,892||29,109|
|39||35.16||St George's School - Ascot||Both||Girls||21,120||33,060|
|41||34.03||Queen Anne's School - Reading||Both||Girls||22,125||32,610|
|42||30.49||Farlington School - Horsham||Both||Girls||16,980||28,800|
|43||15.00||Prior's Field School - Godalming||Both||Girls||17,100||29,100|
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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