In this section we give you our own assessment of the Top 50 girls only 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 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||90.67||Wycombe Abbey School||Boarding||Girls||25,935||34,575|
|2||75.14||St Mary's School - Ascot||Both||Girls||23,400||32,850|
|3||74.64||St Swithun's School - Winchester||Both||Girls (Co-ed 3-7)||18,450||29,565|
|4||72.68||Cheltenham Ladies' College||Both||Girls||24,117||35,586|
|5||70.47||Downe House School - Berks||Both||Girls||23,730||32,790|
|6||66.34||Queen Margaret's School - York||Both||Girls||18,375||28,590|
|7||66.05||St Mary's School - Calne||Both||Girls||25,350||33,900|
|8||65.64||Badminton School - Bristol||Both||Girls||17,430||33,030|
|9||65.25||St Catherine's School - Guildford||Both||Girls||16,605||27,345|
|10||65.07||Headington School - Oxford||Both||Girls||16,440||32,100|
|11||61.78||Benenden School - Kent||Boarding||Girls||33,450|
|13||60.00||Kent College Pembury||Both||Girls||19,545||28,899|
|14||57.45||Malvern St James||Both||Girls||17,415||35,760|
|15||56.57||Royal School, Haslemere - Senior Girls & Co-ed Sixth Form||Both||Girls (Co-ed 2-4)||16,608||27,540|
|16||55.63||Queenswood School - Hatfield||Both||Girls||25,950||33,750|
|17||55.56||Woldingham School - Caterham||Both||Girls||20,895||33,675|
|18||55.38||Royal High School - Bath||Both||Girls||12,150||25,497|
|19||54.22||Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls||Both||Girls||13,257||27,255|
|20||52.63||Mount School - York||Both||Girls||16,545||26,187|
|22||51.46||Leweston School - Sherborne||Both||Girls (Co-ed 2-11)||17,784||28,728|
|23||49.56||Burgess Hill School for Girls||Both||Girls (Co-ed 2-4)||15,300||27,000|
|24||48.64||Roedean School - Brighton||Both||Girls||18,900||33,600|
|25||47.86||St Mary's School - Shaftesbury||Both||Girls||18,585||26,970|
|26||47.67||Royal Masonic School for Girls - Rickmansworth||Both||Girls||14,910||25,800|
|27||46.97||Godolphin School - Salisbury||Both||Girls||18,528||29,301|
|28||46.92||St Teresa's School - Dorking||Both||Girls|
|29||46.48||Moreton Hall School - Oswestry||Both||Girls|
|30||46.06||St Mary's School - Cambridge||Boarding from age 13||Girls||13,914||29,706|
|31||42.86||St George's School for Girls - Edinburgh||Both||Girls|
|32||41.44||Harrogate Ladies College||Both||Girls|
|33||41.03||Stamford High School||Both||Girls||13,446||24,909|
|34||40.20||Moira House Girls' School - Eastbourne||Both||Girls|
|35||40.19||St Margaret's School - Bushey||Both||Girls|
|36||39.72||Tudor Hall School - Banbury||Both||Girls|
|37||37.10||Luckley House School||Both||Girls|
|38||37.00||Westonbirt School - Gloucs||Both||Girls|
|39||34.00||Queen Anne's School - Reading||Both||Girls||20,310||29,925|
|40||33.06||St George's School - Ascot||Both||Girls|
|41||26.32||Rye St Antony School - Oxford||Both||Girls|
|42||25.76||Farlington School - Horsham||Both||Girls|
|43||22.00||Heathfield School- Ascot||Boarding||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 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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