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Top 100 Boarding Schools by GCSE

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2019 Results

A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 98.61 Westminster School Both Co-ed (Boys Only 7-16) 31,491 41,607
2 97.60 Wycombe Abbey School Boarding Girls 30,270 40,350
3 96.66 St Paul's School Both Boys 25,908 38,991
4 94.97 St Mary's School - Ascot Both Girls 28,590 40,140
5 93.93 Brighton College Both Co-ed 25,410 50,040
6 92.98 Eton College Boarding Boys 42,501
7 92.52 Tonbridge School Both Boys 31,587 42,105
8 90.30 Cheltenham Ladies' College Both Girls 29,280 43,170
9 87.00 Sevenoaks School Both Co-ed 27,585 42,084
10 86.95 Winchester College Boarding Boys 41,709
11 86.51 Abingdon School Both Boys 20,655 41,145
12 84.38 Concord College Both Co-ed 14,709 41,900
13 83.94 Dulwich College Both Boys 21,246 44,346
14 83.54 Downe House School Both Girls 29,115 39,150
15 83.05 St Catherine's School - Guildford Both Girls 18,375 30,285
16 83.00 Wellington College Both Co-ed 30,375 41,580
17 82.54 Radley College Boarding Boys 40,125
18 82.00 St Mary's School - Calne Both Girls 29,745 39,885
19 81.93 City of London Freemen's School Both Co-ed 19,194 32,985
20 81.71 Whitgift School Both Boys 20,640 40,140
21 80.91 St Swithun's School Both Girls 20,976 34,776
22 79.42 Oundle School Both Co-ed 24,270 37,890
23 79.35 Chigwell School Both Co-ed 18,885 32,985
24 77.89 Caterham School Both Co-ed 19,620 38,760
25 77.69 Benenden School Boarding Girls 39,372
26 77.35 Badminton School Both Girls 16,836 38,985
27 77.08 Rugby School Both Co-ed 23,088 36,798
28 76.70 Headington School Both Girls 19,905 40,185
29 76.56 Burgess Hill Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 2 - 4) 19,800 35,550
30 74.80 Bishop's Stortford College Both Co-ed 20,532 33,402
31 73.84 Epsom College Both Co-ed 26,151 38,568
32 73.47 St Michael's School - Llanelli Both Co-ed 12,708 29,100
33 73.33 St Francis College Both Girls 17,790 33,510
34 73.00 Reed's School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 25,530 32,910
35 71.00 Fettes College Both Co-ed 29,925 36,495
36 70.60 Ruthin School Both Co-ed 14,500 40,500
37 70.58 Charterhouse School Both Co-ed 33,630 40,695
38 69.40 Uppingham School Both Co-ed 23,970 38,718
39 69.36 King's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed 27,495 38,955
40 69.00 Abbey College Cambridge Both Co-ed 23,500 51,450
41 68.69 St Peter's School Both Co-ed 18,075 33,405
42 68.38 Canford School Both Co-ed 28,971 38,058
43 67.91 Royal High School Both Girls 14,595 32,286
44 67.63 Marlborough College Both Co-ed 38,955
45 67.36 Mayfield School Both Girls 21,840 35,250
46 66.52 Roedean School Both Girls 22,245 39,915
47 66.50 Repton School Both Co-ed 27,288 36,783
48 66.11 Warwick School Both Boys 13,920 31,431
49 66.00 Dauntsey's School Both Co-ed 19,650 37,575
= 66.00 Bedford School Both Boys 19,842 33,558
51 65.53 The Towers Convent School Both Girls
52 65.41 Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls Both Girls 16,275 33,498
53 65.21 The Leys School Both Co-ed 22,920 34,245
54 65.06 Haileybury Both Co-ed 26,646 36,144
55 65.00 Cheltenham College Both Co-ed 29,580 39,090
56 64.46 Ardingly College Both Co-ed 23,985 37,800
57 64.10 Berkhamsted School Both Co-ed 21,420 34,275
58 64.00 Bromsgrove School Both Co-ed 17,085 38,220
= 64.00 Christ's Hospital Both Co-ed 23,310 35,850
60 63.97 Ipswich School Both Co-ed 16,326 31,680
61 63.67 Woldingham School Both Girls 23,970 39,315
62 63.54 Shrewsbury School Both Co-ed 27,165 40,050
63 62.64 Brentwood School Both Co-ed 19,800 38,799
64 62.26 St Margaret's School - Bushey Both Girls 17,496 32,976
65 62.02 Sherborne Girls Both Girls 21,975 37,050
66 62.00 Kingswood School Both Co-ed 15,624 33,675
67 61.97 Clifton College Both Co-ed 26,355 40,575
68 61.48 Tudor Hall School Both Girls 22,800 37,200
69 61.10 St Mary's School - Cambridge Both Girls 16,377 33,621
70 60.42 Bruton School For Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 3 - 7) 18,696 31,848
71 60.10 Loughborough Grammar School Both Boys 13,560 32,220
72 60.00 Bradfield College Both Co-ed 31,080 38,850
= 60.00 d'Overbroeck's Oxford Both Co-ed 24,300 41,550
= 60.00 Kent College Pembury Both Girls 23,100 34,419
75 59.30 Monkton Senior School Both Co-ed 21,510 34,320
76 59.15 Ampleforth College Both Co-ed 25,374 36,486
77 59.00 Dean Close School Both Co-ed 25,800 39,600
78 58.07 Queen Margaret's School - York Both Girls 22,125 33,690
79 57.19 Kimbolton School Both Co-ed 16,545 27,525
80 57.08 Malvern College Both Co-ed 25,455 39,459
81 57.00 The Royal Masonic School for Girls Both Girls 18,360 31,320
82 56.98 Mill Hill School Both Co-ed 21,987 35,067
83 56.74 Merchiston Castle School Both Boys 25,530 35,190
84 56.70 Stamford High School Both Girls 15,930 30,185
85 56.35 Truro School Both Co-ed 14,685 31,845
86 55.69 Monmouth School Both Boys 16,275 33,498
87 55.68 King's Ely Both Co-ed 22,305 40,980
88 55.56 Chetham's School of Music Both Co-ed 25,821 35,697
89 55.44 Leighton Park School Both Co-ed 22,860 38,295
90 55.40 Blundell's School Both Co-ed 23,085 36,960
91 55.11 Harrogate Ladies College Both Girls 16,515 37,875
92 54.89 Malvern St James Girls' School Both Girls 19,875 42,390
93 54.88 Roedean Moira House Both Girls 17,850 34,590
94 54.70 Bosworth Independent College Both Co-ed 12,600 30,690
95 54.24 Wychwood School Both Girls 16,500 29,100
96 53.27 Royal Russell School Both Co-ed 19,311 38,169
97 52.86 St Edward's School - Oxford Both Co-ed 31,590 39,480
98 52.59 Stonar School Both Co-ed 17,199 35,898
99 52.30 Lord Wandsworth College Both Co-ed 24,390 34,650
100 51.98 Ashville College Both Co-ed 15,945 30,675

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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