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Top 100 Boarding Schools by GCSE

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This table lists the Top 100 boarding schools in the UK based on 2018 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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A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 97.85 St Mary's School - Ascot Both Girls 27,630 38,790
2 97.33 Westminster School Both Co-ed (Boys Only 7-16) 29,709 39,252
3 96.14 St Paul's School Both Boys 25,032 37,611
4 95.75 Eton College Boarding Boys 40,668
5 95.20 Wycombe Abbey School Boarding Girls 29,205 38,940
6 92.70 Cheltenham Ladies' College Both Girls 28,230 41,610
7 92.00 Sevenoaks School Both Co-ed 26,523 40,464
8 90.44 Brighton College Both Co-ed 24,420 44,460
9 87.43 Concord College Both Co-ed 14,280 39,900
10 87.29 Badminton School Both Girls 16,425 37,575
11 87.25 Tonbridge School Both Boys 30,342 40,446
12 87.00 Wellington College Both Co-ed 29,040 39,750
13 84.88 St Catherine's School - Guildford Both Girls 18,375 30,285
14 84.55 Downe House School Both Girls 27,495 37,530
15 84.44 Dulwich College Both Boys 20,448 42,681
16 84.00 Harrow School Boarding Boys 40,050
17 83.79 Headington School Both Girls 19,251 38,286
18 83.70 Abingdon School Both Boys 19,950 39,750
19 83.12 City of London Freemen's School Both Co-ed 18,279 30,816
20 82.17 Oundle School Both Co-ed 23,505 36,690
21 81.75 Rugby School Both Co-ed 22,437 35,760
22 80.88 St Swithun's School Both Girls 20,565 33,600
23 80.42 Caterham School Both Co-ed 18,900 36,570
24 80.26 Benenden School Boarding Girls 37,950
25 80.00 St Mary's School - Calne Both Girls 29,025 38,925
26 78.31 Warwick School Both Boys 13,194 28,758
27 77.07 Epsom College Both Co-ed 25,266 37,263
28 77.04 Radley College Boarding Boys 38,325
29 75.72 Ardingly College Both Co-ed 23,610 35,910
30 75.00 Charterhouse School Both Co-ed 32,364 39,165
31 74.74 Burgess Hill Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 2 - 4) 18,900 32,400
32 74.26 Whitgift School Both Boys 20,136 37,866
33 73.45 Chigwell School Both Co-ed 17,985 30,885
34 72.62 Marlborough College Both Co-ed 37,815
35 72.28 King's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed 27,495 37,455
36 71.74 Dauntsey's School Both Co-ed 18,990 36,300
37 71.63 Monmouth School Both Boys 15,816 32,061
38 71.58 Mayfield School Both Girls 21,000 33,900
39 71.00 Reed's School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 24,675 31,800
40 70.99 Uppingham School Both Co-ed 26,313 37,590
41 70.15 Fettes College Both Co-ed 28,200 34,800
42 70.03 St Peter's School Both Co-ed 18,075 32,280
43 69.89 Canford School Both Co-ed 27,723 36,420
44 69.78 Queen Anne's School Both Girls 24,135 35,580
45 69.75 Roedean School Both Girls 21,495 38,565
46 69.39 St Michael's School - Llanelli Both Co-ed 12,369 27,800
47 69.30 Cheltenham College Both Co-ed 28,575 37,770
48 69.25 Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls Both Girls 15,816 32,061
49 69.23 Bedford School Both Boys 19,032 32,190
50 69.00 Sherborne Girls Both Girls 21,285 35,880
51 68.82 Haileybury Both Co-ed 25,620 34,422
52 68.50 Royal High School Both Girls 14,100 30,894
53 68.39 Berkhamsted School Both Co-ed 20,640 32,880
54 68.00 Kingswood School Both Co-ed 15,183 32,727
= 68.00 Cranleigh School Both Co-ed 31,170 37,905
56 67.82 The Leys School Both Co-ed 22,035 32,925
57 67.15 Woldingham School Both Girls 23,190 38,040
58 67.00 Christ's Hospital Both Co-ed 22,410 34,440
59 66.41 Merchiston Castle School Both Boys 24,210 32,910
60 66.11 Repton School Both Co-ed 26,494 35,712
61 65.37 Ruthin School Both Co-ed 14,000 34,500
62 65.19 Ipswich School Both Co-ed 15,579 30,171
63 65.01 Shrewsbury School Both Co-ed 26,235 39,120
64 65.00 Loughborough Grammar School Both Boys 12,549 28,752
65 64.93 Bishop's Stortford College Both Co-ed 19,839 31,923
66 64.67 The Godolphin School Both Girls 21,090 36,225
67 63.74 St Mary's School - Cambridge Both Girls 15,861 32,562
68 63.70 Sherborne School Both Boys 30,375 37,500
69 62.38 St Francis College Both Girls 16,980 31,995
70 61.86 Oakham School Both Co-ed 20,535 33,660
71 61.74 St Margaret's School - Bushey Both Girls 16,902 31,770
72 61.34 Queenswood School Both Girls 26,325 35,350
73 61.14 Bradfield College Both Co-ed 29,925 37,404
74 60.99 St George's School - Ascot Both Girls 22,800 35,460
75 60.02 The Royal Masonic School for Girls Both Girls 17,475 29,835
76 59.96 Farlington School Both Girls 17,670 29,850
= 59.96 Brentwood School Both Co-ed 18,945 37,128
78 59.86 Bruton School For Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 3 - 7) 17,805 32,880
79 59.44 d'Overbroeck's Oxford Both Co-ed 23,850 38,700
80 59.28 Talbot Heath School Both Girls 14,403 25,515
81 58.33 Malvern College Both Co-ed 25,455 39,459
82 58.00 St Edward's School - Oxford Both Co-ed 30,285 37,845
83 57.23 Stonyhurst College Both Co-ed 19,950 36,300
84 57.09 Windermere School Both Co-ed 17,775 31,335
85 57.00 Kent College Pembury Both Girls 22,122 32,778
86 56.59 Queen Margaret's School - York Both Girls 21,270 32,400
87 56.55 Mill Hill School Both Co-ed 21,141 33,717
88 56.45 Wells Cathedral School Both Co-ed 18,801 31,464
89 55.69 Truro School Both Co-ed 14,070 30,615
90 55.62 Truro High School Both Girls 13,896 28,182
91 55.40 Stamford School Both Boys 15,318 28,446
92 55.21 Ampleforth College Both Co-ed 24,636 35,424
93 54.92 Stamford High School Both Girls 15,318 28,446
94 54.00 The Mount School York Both Girls 16,950 29,691
95 53.74 Reddam House Both Co-ed 17,280 32,805
96 53.57 New Hall School Both Co-ed 19,878 30,681
97 53.39 West Buckland School Both Co-ed 15,060 33,660
98 53.33 Glenalmond College Both Co-ed 22,503 36,510
99 53.00 Lancing College Both Co-ed 24,570 35,985
100 52.90 St Teresa's School Both Girls 17,595 29,955

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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