Girls' Boarding Schools by A Levels and Pre U

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2019 vs 2020 results

2020 pupil grades were derived from Centre Assessed Grades rather than examinations. As a result, significant GCSE and A-level grade inflation has been widely noted in private schools. Thus, we felt it would be extremely unfair to produce new 2020 league tables.

Instead, we have gathered 2020's scores and simply recorded them on the right-hand side of the table, retaining 2019’s league table positions and scores on the left. Further historical results are made available to our consultancy clients.

2019 Results

# A + A* % (2019) Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £ A + A* % (2020)
1 80.60 Wycombe Abbey School Boarding Girls 30,270 40,350 90.20
2 77.49 St Mary's School - Ascot Both Girls 29,010 40,740 87.00
3 72.40 Cheltenham Ladies' College Both Girls 29,280 43,170 85.90
4 64.31 Downe House School Both Girls 29,115 39,150 84.80
5 64.17 St Catherine's School - Guildford Both Girls 18,885 31,125 75.40
6 64.00 St Mary's School - Calne Both Girls 30,045 40,275 69.00
7 59.09 St Swithun's School Both Girls 20,976 34,776 82.30
8 55.03 Mayfield School Both Girls 21,840 35,250 75.00
9 54.80 Roedean School Both Girls 22,245 39,915 79.20
10 54.04 Badminton School Both Girls 16,836 38,985 67.00
11 50.83 St Mary's School - Cambridge Both Girls 17,031 35,301 68.00
12 49.83 Benenden School Boarding Girls   39,372 73.00
13 49.49 Headington School Both Girls 19,905 40,185 68.40
14 47.73 Talbot Heath School Both Girls 14,973 26,781 63.40
15 46.88 Farlington School Both Girls 17,670 29,850 62.00
16 45.54 Woldingham School Both Girls 24,660 40,830 72.00
17 44.88 Sherborne Girls Both Girls 21,975 37,050 59.00
18 44.39 Royal High School Both Girls 14,595 32,286 61.70
19 44.00 Queen Anne's School Both Girls 24,615 38,070 59.00
20 43.24 Burgess Hill Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 2 - 4) 19,800 35,550 64.00
21 42.31 Queen Margaret's School - York Both Girls 19,500 33,690
22 41.61 Malvern St James Girls' School Both Girls 19,020 43,530
23 41.18 St Francis College Both Girls 18,240 34,350 60.00
24 40.12 Moreton Hall School Both Girls (Co-ed 3 - 13) 29,880 36,300
25 39.73 Bruton School For Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 3 - 7) 18,696 31,848
26 39.25 Monmouth School for Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 7 - 11) 16,275 33,498
27 38.55 Leweston School Both Girls (Co-ed 2 - 11)    
28 37.78 Heathfield School - Ascot Both Girls 23,700 38,100
29 36.36 St Margaret's School - Bushey Both Girls 17,991 33,966 62.00
30 35.00 Kent College Pembury Both Girls 23,100 34,419
31 34.31 Tudor Hall School Both Girls 23,400 38,700
32 34.18 St George's School - Ascot Both Girls 23,490 36,525 69.00
33 32.87 The Godolphin School Both Girls    
34 26.00 The Royal Masonic School for Girls Both Girls 18,360 31,320 57.40
35 25.20 Queenswood School Both Girls 26,820 36,930
36 24.71 The Mount School York Both Girls 18,300 32,850
37 24.00 Harrogate Ladies College Both Girls 17,010 39,765
38 21.05 Rye St Antony School Both Girls (Co-ed 3 - 11) 16,395 28,005 48.10

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This table lists the Top Girls' Boarding Schools in the UK based on 2019 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.

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Notes

  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 info@educationadvisers.co.uk.
  3. Exam results are not the only criteria by which to judge a school. The 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.
  4. We make a substantial investment of time and effort in preparing these tables, and all copyright and database rights in the tables belong to us. Please respect this by not reproducing the tables or the information within them, in whole or in part, without our consent. If you wish to reproduce any of our tables or the information within them then please contact us for details.