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2021 LEAGUE TABLES

This is a provisional table and we invite schools that have not yet submitted their results to do so before the final deadline of 30th November 2021.

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 99.60 Wycombe Abbey School Boarding Girls 30,945 41,250
2 98.00 Brighton College Both Co-ed 26,310 52,050
3 97.90 St Paul's School Both Boys 26,556 39,966
4 96.10 Cheltenham Ladies' College Both Girls 30,390 44,790
5 96.00 Tonbridge School Both Boys 33,636 44,835
6 95.00 St Mary's School - Ascot Both Girls 30,465 42,780
7 94.70 Winchester College Boarding Boys   43,335
8 93.80 Sevenoaks School Both Co-ed 28,413 43,353
9 93.70 Wellington College Both Co-ed 31,140 42,630
10 93.00 Concord College Both Co-ed 15,600 47,500
= 93.00 Radley College Boarding Boys   41,700
= 93.00 Whitgift School Both Boys 21,240 41,550
13 92.00 Caterham School Both Co-ed 20,625 41,130
14 91.70 Rugby School Both Co-ed 24,126 38,454
15 91.10 Abingdon School Both Boys 21,600 44,070
16 91.00 Ardingly College Both Co-ed 25,185 39,312
= 91.00 St Catherine's School - Guildford Both Girls 19,775 32,865
18 90.90 Canford School Both Co-ed 29,985 39,390
19 89.50 Benenden School Boarding Girls   40,848
= 89.50 St Swithun's School Both Girls 21,918 36,339
21 89.00 Downe House School Both Girls 31,305 42,090
= 89.00 Kirkham Grammar School Both Co-ed 12,570 24,240
= 89.00 City of London Freemen's School - Senior Both Co-ed 21,525 36,993
24 87.00 Mayfield School Both Girls 23,250 36,750
= 87.00 Oundle School Both Co-ed 25,185 39,315
26 85.80 Uppingham School Both Co-ed 24,450 39,492
27 85.30 Headington School Both Girls 20,280 40,965
28 84.00 Haileybury Both Co-ed 27,435 37,215
= 84.00 Sherborne Girls Both Girls 23,760 39,510
30 83.00 Charterhouse School Both Co-ed 34,218 41,406
31 81.00 Fettes College Both Co-ed 30,870 37,200
32 80.10 Woldingham School Both Girls 25,500 42,210
33 80.00 Queen Anne's School Both Girls 25,110 41,775
34 79.10 Royal High School Both Girls 14,595 32,286
35 79.00 New Hall School Both Co-ed 20,502 32,472
= 79.00 Marlborough College Both Co-ed 33,950 39,930
= 79.00 Bishop's Stortford College Both Co-ed 21,096 35,835
38 78.20 St Michael's School - Llanelli Both Co-ed 13,416 32,400
39 78.00 King's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed 27,900 39,855
40 77.60 St George's School - Ascot Both Girls 24,195 37,980
41 77.00 Kingswood School Both Co-ed 16,413 35,376
= 77.00 Royal Masonic School for Girls Both Girls 19,278 33,198
= 77.00 Bedford School Both Boys 20,949 35,430
= 77.00 The Purcell School Both Co-ed 26,748 34,152
= 77.00 Dauntsey's School Both Co-ed 20,295 38,790
= 77.00 Badminton School Both Girls 17,430 40,500
47 76.30 Sherborne School Both Boys 31,800 40,125
= 76.30 Tudor Hall School Both Girls    
49 76.00 Clifton College Both Co-ed 27,285 42,195
= 76.00 Shrewsbury School Both Co-ed 27,840 41,520
= 76.00 Blundell's School Both Co-ed 24,015 38,985
52 75.70 St Peter's School Both Co-ed 19,380 34,500
53 75.60 Monmouth School for Boys Both Boys (Co-ed 7 - 11) 16,599 34,167
54 75.00 Prior's Field School Both Girls 19,575 32,055
55 74.70 Monmouth School for Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 7 - 11) 16,599 34,167
56 74.00 Malvern St James Girls' School Both Girls 19,740 42,810
57 73.50 Kimbolton School Both Co-ed 17,175 28,560
58 73.00 Mill Hill School Both Co-ed 22,830 36,900
= 73.00 St Francis College Both Girls 18,450 34,770
= 73.00 Repton School Both Co-ed 28,311 38,163
61 72.00 Malvern College Both Co-ed 27,084 41,145
= 72.00 Loughborough Grammar School Both Boys 14,205 34,485
63 71.20 Ipswich School Both Co-ed 16,923 34,257
64 71.00 Cheltenham College Both Co-ed 30,690 40,560
= 71.00 Monkton Senior School Both Co-ed 22,315 35,600
66 70.50 Brentwood School Both Co-ed 20,598 40,365
67 70.00 Christ's Hospital Both Co-ed 23,790 36,600
= 70.00 Bromsgrove School Both Co-ed 17,940 40,155
= 70.00 Moreton Hall School Both Girls (Co-ed 3 - 13) 31,080 37,770
70 69.00 d'Overbroeck's Both Co-ed 24,900 45,300
71 68.50 Bootham School Both Co-ed 18,900 34,410
72 68.00 Ampleforth College Both Co-ed 26,370 37,905
73 67.40 The Royal School - Haslemere Both Co-ed 18,507 31,557
74 67.30 Queenswood School Both Girls 27,120 37,650
75 67.00 Bruton School For Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 3 - 7) 18,696 34,524
= 67.00 Leweston School Both Girls (Co-ed 2 - 11)    
= 67.00 Queen Margaret's School - York Both Girls 19,500 33,690
= 67.00 Truro School Both Co-ed 14,985 32,475
79 66.90 Royal Russell School Both Co-ed 19,986 39,504
80 66.70 Stamford High School Both Girls 17,460 32,750
81 66.00 St Mary's School - Cambridge Both Girls 17,373 36,007
82 65.00 Prior Park College Both Co-ed 17,595 35,001
= 65.00 Oakham School Both Co-ed 22,830 37,800
= 65.00 Stonyhurst College Both Co-ed 21,750 39,300
= 65.00 King's Ely Both Co-ed 23,664 43,476
= 65.00 King's College Taunton Both Co-ed 23,880 38,475
= 65.00 Queen's College - Taunton Both Co-ed 19,695 40,485
= 65.00 Abbey College Cambridge Both Co-ed 25,175 55,285
89 64.90 West Buckland School Both Co-ed 16,455 37,500
90 64.50 Trent College Both Co-ed 18,789 36,369
91 64.00 Dean Close School Both Co-ed 26,940 39,450
= 64.00 The Godolphin School Both Girls 22,335 39,165
93 63.00 St Edmund's College Both Co-ed 18,990 33,606
= 63.00 Reddam House Both Co-ed    
95 62.40 Stamford School Both Boys 17,460 32,750
96 62.00 Battle Abbey School Both Co-ed 17,943 33,876
= 62.00 DLD College London Both Co-ed 24,670 57,330
= 62.00 Lancing College Both Co-ed 26,340 38,550
= 62.00 Harrogate Ladies College Both Girls 17,520 41,355
100 61.50 King Edward's Witley Both Co-ed 21,585 34,995

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This table lists the Top 100 boarding schools in the UK based on 2019 GCSE results. Rankings are based on the percentage of GCSE or IGCSE entries awarded 9-7 and 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.
  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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