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Top 100 Independent Schools by GCSE

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2019 Results

A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 99.60 St Paul's Girls' School Day Girls 27,831
2 98.61 Westminster School Both Co-ed (Boys Only 7-16) 31,491 41,607
3 97.60 Wycombe Abbey School Boarding Girls 30,270 40,350
4 97.27 Guildford High School for Girls Day Girls 17,733
5 96.66 St Paul's School Both Boys 25,908 38,991
6 96.29 North London Collegiate School Day Girls 20,430
7 96.12 Godolphin & Latymer School Day Girls 22,595
8 95.88 King's College School - Wimbledon Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 22,335
9 94.97 St Mary's School - Ascot Both Girls 28,590 40,140
10 94.62 City of London School for Boys Day Boys 18,939
11 94.16 City of London School for Girls Day Girls 19,212
12 93.93 Perse Upper School Day Co-ed 17,994
= 93.93 Brighton College Both Co-ed 25,410 50,040
14 93.45 Magdalen College School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 18,939
15 92.98 Eton College Boarding Boys 42,501
16 92.97 King Edward VI High School for Girls Day Girls 13,338
17 92.52 Tonbridge School Both Boys 31,587 42,105
18 92.17 South Hampstead High School Day Girls 19,494
19 92.13 Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls Day Girls 19,311
20 92.09 Latymer Upper School Day Co-ed 20,835
21 91.61 University College School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 21,090
22 91.53 James Allen's Girls' School Day Girls 18,801
23 91.29 Wimbledon High School Day Girls 19,734
24 90.60 Hampton School Day Boys 20,745
25 90.30 Cheltenham Ladies' College Both Girls 29,280 43,170
= 90.30 Withington Girls School Day Girls 13,395
27 90.21 Highgate School Day Co-ed 21,600
28 90.18 St Albans High School for Girls Day Girls 19,650
29 90.00 Francis Holland School - Sloane Square Day Girls 21,600
= 90.00 Lady Eleanor Holles School Day Girls 20,802
31 89.75 Royal Grammar School - Guildford Day Boys 19,035
32 89.71 Trinity School - Croydon Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 18,233
33 89.47 Notting Hill and Ealing High School Day Girls 19,212
34 88.94 Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Elstree Day Boys 21,159
35 88.87 Manchester Grammar School Day Boys 12,930
36 88.41 Oxford High School GDST Day Girls 16,089
37 88.10 Merchant Taylors' School Day Boys 21,526
38 87.34 Kingston Grammar School Day Co-ed 19,920
39 87.07 Alleyn's School, Dulwich Day Co-ed 20,850
40 87.00 Sevenoaks School Both Co-ed 27,585 42,084
41 86.95 Winchester College Boarding Boys 41,709
42 86.51 Abingdon School Both Boys 20,655 41,145
43 85.30 Eltham College Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 18,486
44 85.29 King Edward's School - Birmingham Day Boys 13,692
45 85.24 St Helen's - Northwood Day Girls 18,321
46 84.95 Stephen Perse Foundation Day Co-ed (Diamond model 11 - 16) 17,490
47 84.81 Channing School Day Girls 20,370
48 84.38 Concord College Both Co-ed 14,709 41,900
49 84.18 The School of St Helen and St Katharine Day Girls 16,995
50 83.94 Dulwich College Both Boys 21,246 44,346
51 83.77 Bancroft's School Day Co-ed 19,047
52 83.54 Downe House School Both Girls 29,115 39,150
53 83.50 Hurstpierpoint College Day Co-ed 24,375
54 83.38 Royal Grammar School - Newcastle Day Co-ed 13,875
55 83.05 St Catherine's School - Guildford Both Girls 18,375 30,285
56 83.04 Francis Holland School - Regent's Park Day Girls 20,700
57 83.00 Wellington College Both Co-ed 30,375 41,580
58 82.54 Radley College Boarding Boys 40,125
59 82.18 Putney High School Day Girls 19,827
60 82.00 St Mary's School - Calne Both Girls 29,745 39,885
61 81.93 City of London Freemen's School Both Co-ed 19,194 32,985
62 81.71 Whitgift School Both Boys 20,640 40,140
63 81.30 St Albans School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 19,500
64 81.03 Palmers Green High School Day Girls
65 80.91 St Swithun's School Both Girls 20,976 34,776
66 80.33 St John's College - Cardiff Day Co-ed 13,998
67 79.66 Abbey School - Reading Day Girls 17,640
68 79.51 St George's College Day Co-ed 20,100
69 79.42 Oundle School Both Co-ed 24,270 37,890
70 79.35 Chigwell School Both Co-ed 18,885 32,985
71 78.14 Walthamstow Hall Day Girls 20,685
72 78.06 Loughborough High School Day Girls 13,560
73 77.89 Caterham School Both Co-ed 19,620 38,760
74 77.69 Benenden School Boarding Girls 39,372
75 77.35 Badminton School Both Girls 16,836 38,985
76 77.08 Rugby School Both Co-ed 23,088 36,798
77 77.04 Queen's College - London Day Girls 19,938
78 76.88 King Edward VI School Day Co-ed 16,605
79 76.70 Headington School Both Girls 19,905 40,185
80 76.56 Burgess Hill Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 2 - 4) 19,800 35,550
81 76.03 St John's School - Leatherhead Day Co-ed 24,555
82 76.00 Old Palace of John Whitgift School Day Girls 16,096
83 75.85 Leicester Grammar School Day Co-ed 13,485
84 74.80 Bishop's Stortford College Both Co-ed 20,532 33,402
85 74.70 St James Senior Girls' School Day Girls 20,880
86 74.13 Forest School - London Day Co-ed 19,755
87 73.84 Epsom College Both Co-ed 26,151 38,568
88 73.72 Sheffield High School GDST Day Girls 13,359
89 73.69 Ibstock Place School Day Co-ed 21,735
90 73.62 Exeter School Day Co-ed 14,025
91 73.47 St Michael's School - Llanelli Both Co-ed 12,708 29,100
92 73.46 Howell's School Llandaff GDST Day Girls 14,529
93 73.37 Northwood College Day Girls 17,226
94 73.33 St Francis College Both Girls 17,790 33,510
95 73.21 Ladies' College Day Girls
96 73.19 Croydon High School GDST Day Girls 17,289
97 73.00 Reed's School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 25,530 32,910
98 72.95 Manchester High School for Girls Day Girls 12,171
99 72.92 Maynard School, Devon Day Girls 13,752
100 72.73 Bablake School Day Co-ed 12,162

This table lists the Top 100 independent schools in the UK based on 2019 GCSE and IGCSE results. Rankings are based on the percentage of GCSE/IGCSE entries awarded 9-7 or A* and A grades.To qualify for inclusion there must be a minimum of 20 students in the cohort.

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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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