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2021 LEAGUE TABLES

Our League Tables show the highest performing independent schools in the UK based on the percentage of top grades awarded to students in 2021.

This year, students did not sit public examinations and grades were awarded by schools according to strictly controlled internal assessment criteria. Simply put, the grades were awarded by teachers. The latest grades based on actual examination results were awarded in 2019, of which we hold almost complete records which are available exclusively to our clients.

Whilst we are confident that the grades awarded in 2021 are a reflection of student achievement it is important to note that, in the case of a number of schools, the percentage of top grades varies considerably from the results obtained in previous years.

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2021 Results

# A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 98.00 Oxford International College Both Co-ed 23,970 48,180
2 97.80 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 19,600 46,900
3 95.00 Brighton College Both Co-ed 26,310 52,050
4 94.00 Concord College Both Co-ed 15,600 47,500
5 93.00 The National Mathematics and Science College Both Co-ed 18,600 45,900
6 85.10 Uppingham School Both Co-ed 24,450 39,492
7 83.30 Rugby School Both Co-ed 24,126 38,454
8 83.00 Caterham School Both Co-ed 20,625 41,130
9 82.00 Ardingly College Both Co-ed 25,185 39,312
10 81.00 City of London Freemen's School - Senior Both Co-ed 21,525 36,993
11 80.20 St Michael's School - Llanelli Both Co-ed 13,416 32,400
12 80.00 Wellington College Both Co-ed 31,140 42,630
= 80.00 Kingham Hill School Both Co-ed 21,090 35,550
14 78.60 Canford School Both Co-ed 29,985 39,390
15 75.00 New Hall School Both Co-ed 20,502 32,472
= 75.00 Marlborough College Both Co-ed 33,950 39,930
17 74.00 Abbey College Cambridge Both Co-ed 25,175 55,285
= 74.00 Truro School Both Co-ed 14,985 32,475
19 73.00 The Oratory School Both Co-ed 26,754 37,836
20 72.00 Leighton Park School Both Co-ed 24,660 40,455
= 72.00 St Peter's School Both Co-ed 19,380 34,500
= 72.00 King's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed 27,900 39,855
23 71.90 The Leys School Both Co-ed 23,835 35,610
24 71.00 Fettes College Both Co-ed 30,870 37,200
25 70.20 Shrewsbury School Both Co-ed 27,840 41,520
26 70.00 Haileybury Both Co-ed 27,435 37,215
= 70.00 Brentwood School Both Co-ed 20,598 40,365
= 70.00 Myddelton College Both Co-ed    
29 69.00 Clifton College Both Co-ed 27,285 42,195
= 69.00 Giggleswick School Both Co-ed 23,100 38,700
31 68.90 Kimbolton School Both Co-ed 17,175 28,560
32 68.00 Oundle School Both Co-ed 25,185 39,315
= 68.00 Cranleigh School Both Co-ed 33,510 40,710
= 68.00 Prior Park College Both Co-ed 17,595 35,001
= 68.00 Blundell's School Both Co-ed 24,015 38,985
36 67.00 Strathallan School Both Co-ed 24,474 36,036
= 67.00 d'Overbroeck's Both Co-ed 24,900 45,300
= 67.00 Bishop's Stortford College Both Co-ed 21,096 35,835
39 66.30 Hurtwood House Both Co-ed 30,339 45,513
40 66.00 Charterhouse School Both Co-ed 34,218 41,406
= 66.00 The Purcell School Both Co-ed 26,748 34,152
= 66.00 King's Ely Both Co-ed 23,664 43,476
= 66.00 Mill Hill School Both Co-ed 22,830 36,900
44 65.80 Royal Russell School Both Co-ed 19,986 39,504
45 65.30 Bedales School Both Co-ed 29,970 38,130
46 65.00 Ampleforth College Both Co-ed 26,370 37,905
47 64.50 Bethany School Both Co-ed 19,785 33,750
48 64.30 Dauntsey's School Both Co-ed 20,295 38,790
49 64.00 Bede's Senior School Both Co-ed 23,565 37,515
= 64.00 Dean Close School Both Co-ed 26,940 39,450
51 63.70 Repton School Both Co-ed 28,311 38,163
52 63.40 Trent College Both Co-ed 18,789 36,369
53 63.10 Berkhamsted School Both Co-ed 22,170 35,610
54 63.00 Bellerbys College Brighton Both Co-ed 24,750 42,405
= 63.00 Kingswood School Both Co-ed 16,413 35,376
= 63.00 Battle Abbey School Both Co-ed 17,943 33,876
57 62.10 Durham School Both Co-ed    
58 62.00 Bromsgrove School Both Co-ed 17,940 40,155
= 62.00 Frensham Heights School Both Co-ed 21,795 33,195
= 62.00 Christ's Hospital Both Co-ed 23,790 36,600
= 62.00 Reddam House Berkshire Both Co-ed 18,420 33,789
62 61.90 West Buckland School Both Co-ed 16,455 37,500
63 61.60 Ipswich School Both Co-ed 16,923 34,257
64 61.00 Abbey College Manchester Both Co-ed 13,595 39,315
= 61.00 Bosworth Independent College Both Co-ed 13,500 35,500
= 61.00 St Edward's School - Oxford Both Co-ed 32,382 40,467
= 61.00 Rossall School Both Co-ed 14,430 36,840
68 60.40 Bootham School Both Co-ed 18,900 34,410
69 60.00 St Edmund's College Both Co-ed 18,990 33,606
= 60.00 Stowe School Both Co-ed 21,903 38,853
71 59.00 Queen's College - Taunton Both Co-ed 19,695 40,485
72 58.60 Royal Hospital School Both Co-ed 19,017 36,978
73 58.00 Ratcliffe College Both Co-ed 17,345 33,412
= 58.00 Worth School Both Co-ed 25,080 36,480
= 58.00 Ryde School With Upper Chine Both Co-ed 13,740 30,300
= 58.00 King's College Taunton Both Co-ed 23,880 38,475
77 57.00 Felsted School Both Co-ed 25,590 39,165
= 57.00 Saint Felix School Both Co-ed 18,450 31,200
= 57.00 Bournemouth Collegiate School Both Co-ed 15,240 37,850
= 57.00 The Royal School - Haslemere Both Co-ed 18,507 31,557
= 57.00 Ashford School Both Co-ed 18,294 38,778
82 56.30 Framlingham College Both Co-ed 21,657 33,678
83 56.00 Lime House School Both Co-ed 13,800 32,250
= 56.00 Lord Wandsworth College Both Co-ed 25,890 36,840
= 56.00 Gresham's School Both Co-ed 27,810 39,030
= 56.00 Oakham School Both Co-ed 22,830 37,800
= 56.00 DLD College London Both Co-ed 24,670 57,330
= 56.00 Sidcot School Both Co-ed 19,530 36,090
89 55.00 Stonyhurst College Both Co-ed 21,750 39,300
= 55.00 St Lawrence College Both Co-ed 17,025 37,455
= 55.00 Kent College Canterbury Both Co-ed 19,995 37,017
= 55.00 Oxford Sixth Form College (formerly Oxford Tutorial College) Both Co-ed 25,575  
= 55.00 Rochester Independent College Both Co-ed 19,500 41,500
94 54.70 Bedstone College Both Co-ed    
95 54.00 Bath Academy Both Co-ed 17,400 37,960
= 54.00 Aldenham School Both Co-ed 17,841 35,346
= 54.00 Mount Kelly Both Co-ed 18,540 34,110
98 53.00 Kirkham Grammar School Both Co-ed 12,570 24,240
99 52.10 Pocklington School Both Co-ed 16,389 30,081
100 51.60 Langley School Both Co-ed 17,100 33,750

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This table lists the Top 100 co-educational 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. Most of the schools in this Top 100 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.