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Top 100 Independent Schools by A Levels and Pre U

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2019 Results

A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 92.11 Oxford International College Both Co-ed 23,375 44,750
2 90.28 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 17,700 46,450
3 85.35 St Paul's Girls' School Day Girls 27,831
4 83.54 Westminster School Both Co-ed (Boys Only 7-16) 31,491 41,607
5 83.52 Concord College Both Co-ed 14,709 41,900
6 82.40 Magdalen College School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 18,939
7 82.14 St Paul's School Both Boys 25,908 38,991
8 82.00 Ruthin School Both Co-ed 14,500 40,500
9 81.51 Winchester College Boarding Boys 41,709
10 81.20 City of London School for Boys Day Boys 18,939
11 80.93 Brighton College Both Co-ed 25,410 50,040
12 80.60 Wycombe Abbey School Boarding Girls 30,270 40,350
13 80.30 Eton College Boarding Boys 42,501
14 79.37 King's College School - Wimbledon Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 22,335
15 79.15 Perse Upper School Day Co-ed 17,994
16 78.41 Hampton School Day Boys 20,745
17 77.82 Godolphin & Latymer School Day Girls 22,595
18 77.67 Guildford High School for Girls Day Girls 17,733
19 77.65 Oxford High School GDST Day Girls 16,089
20 77.49 St Mary's School - Ascot Both Girls 28,590 40,140
21 77.14 City of London School for Girls Day Girls 19,212
22 76.53 Lady Eleanor Holles School Day Girls 20,802
23 76.15 South Hampstead High School Day Girls 19,494
24 75.84 Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Elstree Day Boys 21,159
25 75.82 Highgate School Day Co-ed 21,600
26 75.28 Merchant Taylors' School Day Boys 21,526
27 75.21 King Edward VI High School for Girls Day Girls 13,338
28 74.89 University College School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 21,090
29 74.61 Manchester Grammar School Day Boys 12,930
30 74.18 Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls Day Girls 19,311
31 73.46 St Michael's School - Llanelli Both Co-ed 12,708 29,100
32 73.40 James Allen's Girls' School Day Girls 18,801
33 72.46 North London Collegiate School Day Girls 20,430
34 72.40 Cheltenham Ladies' College Both Girls 29,280 43,170
35 71.23 Abbey College Cambridge Both Co-ed 23,500 51,450
36 71.17 Withington Girls School Day Girls 13,395
37 70.72 Latymer Upper School Day Co-ed 20,835
38 69.62 Wimbledon High School Day Girls 19,734
39 69.41 Abingdon School Both Boys 20,655 41,145
40 69.22 Tonbridge School Both Boys 31,587 42,105
41 69.10 Manchester High School for Girls Day Girls 12,171
42 68.45 Eltham College Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 18,486
43 68.06 Alleyn's School, Dulwich Day Co-ed 20,850
44 67.77 Putney High School Day Girls 19,827
45 67.68 St Albans High School for Girls Day Girls 19,650
46 67.54 Channing School Day Girls 20,370
47 67.12 Royal Grammar School - Guildford Day Boys 19,035
48 67.09 St Gabriel's School Day Girls (Co-ed 3 - 7) 17,931
49 66.92 Epsom College Both Co-ed 26,151 38,568
50 66.30 Kingston Grammar School Day Co-ed 19,920
51 66.00 Reigate Grammar School Day Co-ed 19,350
52 65.81 The School of St Helen and St Katharine Day Girls 16,995
53 65.77 Bancroft's School Day Co-ed 19,047
54 65.28 King's School - Chester Day Co-ed 13,770
55 64.96 Charterhouse School Both Co-ed 33,630 40,695
56 64.31 Downe House School Both Girls 29,115 39,150
57 64.17 St Catherine's School - Guildford Both Girls 18,375 30,285
58 64.00 St Mary's School - Calne Both Girls 29,745 39,885
59 63.85 Dulwich College Both Boys 21,246 44,346
= 63.85 Rugby School Both Co-ed 23,088 36,798
61 63.82 Stephen Perse Foundation Day Co-ed (Diamond model 11 - 16) 17,490
62 63.34 City of London Freemen's School Both Co-ed 19,194 32,985
63 62.80 Caterham School Both Co-ed 19,620 38,760
64 62.40 St John's College - Cardiff Day Co-ed 13,998
65 62.33 Immanuel College Day Co-ed 18,900
66 62.13 Whitgift School Both Boys 20,640 40,140
67 61.76 The Grange School Day Co-ed 11,850
68 61.40 Churcher's College Day Co-ed 16,035
69 61.29 Trinity School - Croydon Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 18,233
70 60.61 King Edward's School - Bath Day Co-ed 15,060
71 60.28 Maynard School, Devon Day Girls 13,752
72 59.45 Royal Grammar School - Newcastle Day Co-ed 13,875
73 59.30 Norwich School Day Co-ed 16,941
74 59.09 St Swithun's School Both Girls 20,976 34,776
75 58.79 Radley College Boarding Boys 40,125
76 58.59 St Peter's School Both Co-ed 18,075 33,405
77 58.39 Surbiton High School Day Girls (Co-ed 4 - 11) 18,096
78 58.21 Farnborough Hill Day Girls 15,375
79 58.12 Ibstock Place School Day Co-ed 21,735
80 58.05 St Albans School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 19,500
81 57.00 Sydenham High School GDST Day Girls 17,325
= 57.00 Bromsgrove School Both Co-ed 17,085 38,220
83 56.19 Queen Elizabeths Hospital Day Boys 14,910
84 55.88 St James Independent School For Senior Girls Day Girls 20,880
85 55.73 Notting Hill and Ealing High School Day Girls 19,212
86 55.22 Nottingham High School Day Co-ed 15,444
87 55.18 Yarm School Day Co-ed 13,392
88 55.03 Mayfield School Both Girls 21,840 35,250
89 54.83 Ardingly College Both Co-ed 23,985 37,800
90 54.80 Roedean School Both Girls 22,245 39,915
91 54.07 The Queens School - Chester Day Girls 13,611
92 54.04 Badminton School Both Girls 16,836 38,985
93 54.02 Hurtwood House Both Co-ed 29,748 44,622
94 53.80 Francis Holland School - Regent's Park Day Girls 20,700
95 53.57 Walthamstow Hall Day Girls 20,685
96 53.47 King's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed 27,495 38,955
97 53.08 Exeter School Day Co-ed 14,025
98 52.97 St George's College Day Co-ed 20,100
99 52.21 Rougemont School Day Co-ed 13,962
100 52.20 Hurstpierpoint College Day Co-ed 24,375

This table lists the Top 100 independent 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.

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