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Top 100 Co-ed Boarding Schools by A Level

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This table lists the Top 100 co-educational boarding schools in the UK based on 2018 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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A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 88.92 Westminster School Both Co-ed (Boys Only 7-16) 29,709 39,252
2 88.68 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 16,600 42,750
3 83.54 Oxford International College Both Co-ed 21,000 42,000
4 83.06 Brighton College Both Co-ed 24,420 44,460
5 81.43 Concord College Both Co-ed 14,280 39,900
6 71.25 Ruthin School Both Co-ed 14,000 34,500
7 64.12 City of London Freemen's School Both Co-ed 18,279 30,816
8 64.11 Oundle School Both Co-ed 23,505 36,690
9 61.86 Shrewsbury School Both Co-ed 26,235 39,120
10 61.74 Marlborough College Both Co-ed 37,815
11 61.54 St Michael's School - Llanelli Both Co-ed 12,369 27,800
12 60.87 Rugby School Both Co-ed 22,437 35,760
13 60.00 Wellington College Both Co-ed 29,040 39,750
14 59.06 Caterham School Both Co-ed 18,900 36,570
15 58.33 Hurtwood House Both Co-ed 28,950 43,428
16 58.25 Chetham's School of Music Both Co-ed 25,068 33,999
17 58.22 Epsom College Both Co-ed 25,266 37,263
18 57.67 King's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed 27,495 37,455
19 55.71 St Peter's School Both Co-ed 18,075 32,280
20 55.00 Lancing College Both Co-ed 24,570 35,985
21 54.80 Uppingham School Both Co-ed 26,313 37,590
22 54.17 Bellerbys College Cambridge Both Co-ed 27,060 38,940
23 53.71 Abbey College Cambridge Both Co-ed 29,000
24 53.40 Bishop's Stortford College Both Co-ed 19,839 31,923
25 53.37 d'Overbroeck's Oxford Both Co-ed 23,850 38,700
26 53.19 Canford School Both Co-ed 27,723 36,420
27 53.00 Christ's Hospital Both Co-ed 22,410 34,440
28 52.38 Kimbolton School Both Co-ed 15,795 26,280
29 52.01 Ashford School Both Co-ed 16,800 37,500
30 51.14 Dean Close School Both Co-ed 24,600 37,413
31 51.00 Monkton Senior School Both Co-ed 20,910 33,345
32 50.68 The Royal School - Haslemere Both Co-ed (Diamond model 11 - 16) 18,144 30,819
33 49.50 Dauntsey's School Both Co-ed 18,990 36,300
34 48.51 Cheltenham College Both Co-ed 28,575 37,770
35 48.43 West Buckland School Both Co-ed 15,060 33,660
36 48.06 Wells Cathedral School Both Co-ed 18,801 31,464
37 47.66 King's Ely Both Co-ed 21,459 39,441
38 47.32 Ardingly College Both Co-ed 23,610 35,910
39 47.21 Cambridge Tutors College Both Co-ed 15,900 39,990
40 46.74 Chigwell School Both Co-ed 17,985 30,885
41 46.03 Blundell's School Both Co-ed 22,410 35,205
42 46.00 Kingswood School Both Co-ed 15,183 32,727
43 45.91 Clifton College Both Co-ed 25,590 39,405
44 45.68 Christ College Both Co-ed 18,536 29,043
45 45.33 Repton School Both Co-ed 26,494 35,712
46 44.76 Ipswich School Both Co-ed 15,579 30,171
47 44.74 Rydal Penrhos Both Co-ed 16,785 34,431
48 44.09 CATS College Canterbury Both Co-ed 24,990 39,480
49 44.00 Cranleigh School Both Co-ed 31,170 37,905
50 43.30 Bootham School Both Co-ed 17,985 32,100
51 43.18 Ampleforth College Both Co-ed 24,636 35,424
52 42.81 The Leys School Both Co-ed 22,035 32,925
53 42.55 Bosworth Independent College Both Co-ed 12,600 30,300
54 42.18 Berkhamsted School Both Co-ed 20,640 32,880
55 42.06 Battle Abbey School Both Co-ed 16,914 31,932
56 42.00 Bedales School Both Co-ed 28,515 36,285
57 40.44 Ratcliffe College Both Co-ed 16,287 30,774
58 40.00 St Edward's School - Oxford Both Co-ed 30,285 37,845
59 39.83 Brentwood School Both Co-ed 18,945 37,128
60 39.74 Fettes College Both Co-ed 28,200 34,800
61 39.70 Sidcot School Both Co-ed 17,640 31,830
62 39.45 Bede's Senior School Both Co-ed 22,110 35,610
63 39.44 Pocklington School Both Co-ed 14,619 28,491
64 39.29 CATS College Cambridge Both Co-ed 24,990 44,775
65 38.70 The Royal School - Dungannon Both Co-ed 150 19,050
66 38.58 Mill Hill School Both Co-ed 21,141 33,717
67 38.29 Denstone College Both Co-ed 15,879 29,823
68 38.14 St Edmund's College Both Co-ed 17,805 30,915
69 37.91 Oakham School Both Co-ed 20,535 33,660
70 37.58 Truro School Both Co-ed 14,070 30,615
71 37.27 Stonyhurst College Both Co-ed 19,950 36,300
72 37.07 Glenalmond College Both Co-ed 22,503 36,510
73 36.81 Welbeck - The Defence Six Form College Boarding Co-ed
74 36.76 Haileybury Both Co-ed 25,620 34,422
75 36.58 Bradfield College Both Co-ed 29,925 37,404
76 36.42 Wellington School Both Co-ed 15,225 31,725
77 36.30 Loretto School Both Co-ed 23,325 34,260
78 36.29 Royal Russell School Both Co-ed 18,480 36,525
79 36.17 Kingham Hill School Both Co-ed 19,620 33,045
80 36.00 Giggleswick School Both Co-ed 20,985 38,175
81 35.21 New Hall School Both Co-ed 19,878 30,681
82 34.89 Durham School Both Co-ed 15,993 33,354
83 34.88 Chase Grammar School (formerly Chase Academy) Both Co-ed 11,688 31,200
84 34.63 Downside School Both Co-ed 19,251 33,861
85 34.56 Bryanston School Both Co-ed 38,184
86 34.35 Taunton School Both Co-ed 19,395 36,225
87 34.29 Leighton Park School Both Co-ed 21,978 36,570
88 34.25 Prior Park College Both Co-ed 16,995 32,100
89 34.22 Ashville College Both Co-ed 14,640 29,790
90 33.88 Trent College Both Co-ed 17,442 32,517
91 33.72 Malvern College Both Co-ed 25,455 39,459
92 33.68 Ryde School With Upper Chine Both Co-ed 12,810 28,215
93 32.82 Frensham Heights School Both Co-ed
94 32.29 Royal Hospital School Both Co-ed 17,490 32,595
95 32.14 Mount Kelly Both Co-ed 17,520 31,620
96 31.46 Reddam House Both Co-ed 17,280 32,805
97 31.34 The Purcell School Both Co-ed
98 31.01 Bellerbys College Brighton Both Co-ed 27,060 43,704
99 31.00 St Christopher School Both Co-ed 18,075 31,650
100 30.88 Ackworth School Both Co-ed 13,518 29,151

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.
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