Boys' Boarding Schools by A Levels and Pre U

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2023 Results

# A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 85.10 St Paul's School Both Boys 29,685 44,673
2 80.97 Eton College Boarding Boys   49,998
3 79.52 Tonbridge School Both Boys 37,470 49,944
4 77.90 Winchester College Boarding Boys 36,369 49,152
5 69.90 Abingdon School Both Boys 23,475 47,880
6 66.26 Dulwich College Both Boys 24,693 51,546
7 61.99 Radley College Boarding Boys   48,075
8 59.51 Whitgift School Both Boys 24,462 47,991
9 47.06 Loughborough Grammar School Both Boys 16,170 40,770
10 44.20 Bedford School Both Boys 24,471 41,382
11 42.67 Warwick School Both Boys 16,260 39,942
12 40.90 Sherborne School Both Boys 36,150 45,600
13 32.00 Shiplake College Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 28,230 43,995

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This table lists the Top Boys' Boarding Schools in the UK based on 2023 A Level results. Rankings are based on the percentage of A Level entries awarded A* and A grades. Where students have been entered for Pre-U exams the tables include the percentage of Pre-U grades from D1-M1. To qualify for inclusion there must be a minimum of 20 students in the cohort and a minimum number of boarders. Note that there are relatively few Boys only boarding schools and you may wish to look at the co-educational table as well. 

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  1. We make every effort to obtain results for every independent school, but there are sometimes a few gaps in our data, because the information is not freely available or because a school will not supply it. In most cases this applies to schools that would not appear in the top quartile of the table.
  2. Sometimes grades improve as a result of appeals or remarks and we may update the data periodically, as long it does not distort the results of schools which have not given us their remarks. We encourage all schools to supply corrections or additions by contacting us at
  3. Exam results are not the only criteria by which to judge a school. Schools at the top of this table are very selective on their admissions. Be aware that your child may not necessarily thrive in a high pressure academic environment. Please contact us for advice on choosing the right school.
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