Top 100 Co-ed Boarding Schools by A Levels and Pre U

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2023 Results

# A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 94.53 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 22,300 53,300
2 90.49 Oxford International College Both Co-ed 27,645 55,560
3 84.82 Westminster School Both Co-ed (Boys Only 13 - 16) 37,485 49,518
4 82.36 Brighton College Both Co-ed 29,790 63,870
5 79.11 St Michael's School - Llanelli Both Co-ed 14,490 40,980
6 69.67 The National Mathematics and Science College Both Co-ed 14,997 52,497
7 69.47 Ruthin School Both Co-ed 16,540 42,700
8 68.07 Wellington College Both Co-ed 35,760 48,930
9 68.00 Concord College Both Co-ed 18,300 53,400
10 66.52 Canford School Both Co-ed 34,491 45,519
11 64.07 Oundle School Both Co-ed 29,370 46,235
12 60.13 City of London Freemen's School Both Co-ed 24,642 42,933
13 60.04 Caterham School Both Co-ed 23,415 48,435
14 60.00 Marlborough College Both Co-ed   46,995
15 58.89 Epsom College Both Co-ed 30,909 46,533
16 57.79 Ardingly College Both Co-ed 28,875 44,211
17 56.75 Abbey College Cambridge Both Co-ed 27,900 61,100
18 56.43 The Leys School Both Co-ed 27,660 41,880
19 55.00 Charterhouse School Both Co-ed 38,367 47,535
20 54.00 Blundell's School Both Co-ed 26,595 44,955
= 54.00 Lancing College Both Co-ed 30,450 44,550
22 53.99 The King's School, Canterbury Both Co-ed 30,900 44,490
23 53.88 d'Overbroeck's Both Co-ed 28,545 51,785
24 53.31 Kingswood School Both Co-ed 18,438 39,930
25 51.88 Hurtwood House Both Co-ed 34,818 52,227
26 51.30 Uppingham School Both Co-ed 29,574 45,522
27 50.66 The Royal School - Dungannon Both Co-ed   24,000
28 50.44 Ipswich School Both Co-ed 19,704 40,365
29 50.00 Eastbourne College Both Co-ed 29,265 44,415
30 49.89 Cheltenham College Both Co-ed 35,190 46,500
31 48.00 St Edward's School - Oxford Both Co-ed 37,584 46,980
32 46.00 Cranleigh School Both Co-ed 37,905 46,035
33 45.21 Haileybury Both Co-ed 32,355 44,700
34 44.00 Shrewsbury School Both Co-ed 31,797 48,012
= 44.00 St Peter's School Both Co-ed 21,990 40,590
= 44.00 CATS College Cambridge Both Co-ed 18,900 51,480
37 43.84 Bishop's Stortford College Both Co-ed 24,486 42,714
38 43.00 Truro School Both Co-ed 16,755 36,825
39 42.76 Gresham's School Both Co-ed 23,880 43,860
40 42.70 Brentwood School Both Co-ed 23,472 45,996
41 42.00 Dauntsey's School Both Co-ed 22,800 43,590
42 41.79 Wells Cathedral School Both Co-ed 24,558 40,029
43 40.97 West Buckland School Both Co-ed 18,420 44,310
44 40.38 Repton School Both Co-ed 32,400 43,680
45 40.07 Kimbolton School Both Co-ed 19,770 33,525
46 40.00 Reddam House Berkshire Both Co-ed 20,883 38,310
= 40.00 Bradfield College Both Co-ed 36,240 45,300
= 40.00 Stonyhurst College Both Co-ed 24,750 44,565
49 38.90 Christ's Hospital Both Co-ed 27,270 41,910
50 38.10 St Margaret's School - Bushey Both Co-ed 20,619 39,240
51 38.00 David Game College Both Co-ed 24,600 52,000
52 37.50 Ryde School With Upper Chine Both Co-ed 16,626 36,849
= 37.50 Myddelton College Both Co-ed 16,500 42,000
54 37.30 Mill Hill School Both Co-ed 25,800 43,590
55 37.00 New Hall School Both Co-ed 22,617 35,973
= 37.00 Kent College Canterbury Both Co-ed 22,461 41,580
= 37.00 Stowe School Both Co-ed 25,509 44,058
58 36.00 Bournemouth Collegiate School Both Co-ed 16,790 44,970
59 35.71 Battle Abbey School Both Co-ed 19,782 37,350
60 35.50 Giggleswick School Both Co-ed 25,800 43,215
61 35.40 Pocklington School Both Co-ed 18,798 34,656
62 35.37 Rendcomb College Both Co-ed 20,550 44,355
63 35.29 King's Bruton Both Co-ed 26,331 38,058
64 34.86 Prior Park College Both Co-ed 19,449 38,634
65 34.85 Saint Felix School Both Co-ed 19,305 33,906
66 34.00 Ampleforth College Both Co-ed 30,120 43,290
= 34.00 Rossall School Both Co-ed 16,440 41,970
68 33.07 The Purcell School Both Co-ed 31,098 39,708
69 33.00 Felsted School Both Co-ed 28,815 44,100
70 32.82 Oakham School Both Co-ed 26,100 43,905
71 32.02 Ashford School Both Co-ed 20,358 41,490
72 32.00 Fettes College Both Co-ed 37,050 44,100
= 32.00 Culford School Both Co-ed 23,655 39,720
= 32.00 Ratcliffe College Both Co-ed 19,689 38,610
= 32.00 Farlington School Both Co-ed 20,400 36,450
76 31.50 Monkton Senior School Both Co-ed 26,790 42,735
77 31.49 Loretto School Both Co-ed 27,546 40,455
78 31.00 Trent College Both Co-ed 20,898 40,641
79 30.57 Denstone College Both Co-ed 19,749 36,582
80 30.41 Christ College Brecon Both Co-ed 22,005 40,146
81 30.00 Sutton Valence School Both Co-ed 26,244 40,596
82 29.94 Leighton Park School Both Co-ed 28,230 46,170
83 29.69 Durham School Both Co-ed 17,634 38,322
84 29.62 Lord Wandsworth College Both Co-ed 29,640 42,000
85 29.10 King Edward's Witley Both Co-ed 23,985 38,955
86 28.90 Millfield School Both Co-ed 31,095 47,775
87 28.85 Kingham Hill School - Chipping Norton Both Co-ed 23,325 39,525
88 28.07 Bath Academy Both Co-ed 22,500 45,000
89 28.00 St Edmund's College Both Co-ed 21,735 38,463
= 28.00 Malvern College Both Co-ed 31,650 47,985
91 27.64 Royal Hospital School Both Co-ed 22,239 53,515
92 27.21 St Edmund's School Both Co-ed 24,360 43,494
93 27.00 The Oratory School Both Co-ed 29,760 43,311
= 27.00 Kirkham Grammar School Both Co-ed 14,187 27,987
95 26.59 Plymouth College Both Co-ed 19,929 39,330
96 26.00 St Christopher School - Letchworth Both Co-ed 21,711 37,608
97 24.68 Box Hill School Both Co-ed 23,745 42,870
98 23.81 Rochester Independent College Both Co-ed 22,800 47,400
99 23.58 Langley Senior School Both Co-ed 19,275 38,175
100 23.12 Oxford Sixth Form College (formerly Oxford Tutorial College) Both Co-ed 28,635 51,585

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This table lists the Top 100 co-educational 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. 

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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.
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