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Hurtwood House - a top co-ed boarding school

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Cardiff Sixth Form College - Top Independent School and Top 6th Form College

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Hurtwood House

Sevenoaks - a top IB School

Sevenoaks - a top IB School

Tonbridge School - a top boys' boarding school

Tonbridge School - a top boys' boarding school

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Brighton College - a top co-ed boarding school

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Woldingham School

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The Cheltenham Ladies' College - a top girls' boarding school

Top UK Co-Educational Boarding Schools 2016

In this section we provide you with our own comprehensive ranking of the top co-educational private senior boarding schools in the UK. These positions are compiled from the % of A*- B grades scored at A level. Note that this table EXCLUDES results from the International Baccalaureate which are included in the separate table for IB schools. However, we do include Pre-U grades where a school offers this curriculum as an alternative to A Levels.

A* + A + B % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 93.39 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 16,000 41,000
2 79.84 Brighton College Both Co-ed 22,710 39,600
3 78.47 Concord College - Shrewsbury Both Co-ed 13,500 36,000
4 75.57 Ruthin School Both Co-ed 13,000 28,500
5 68.00 Wellington College - Berkshire Both Co-ed 27,120 37,110
6 62.07 CATS College Canterbury Both Co-ed 23,730 36,600
7 61.85 Epsom College Both Co-ed 23,472 34,617
8 61.08 Oundle School - Peterborough Both Co-ed 22,065 34,440
9 61.00 Abbey College - Cambridge Both Co-ed 27,300 47,000
10 60.97 Kingswood School - Bath Both Co-ed 14,382 30,999
11 58.33 Lime House School - Carlisle Both Co-ed 10,500 24,750
12 57.11 Caterham School Both Co-ed 17,478 32,862
13 56.42 Hurtwood House - Dorking Both Co-ed 27,225 40,839
14 56.18 Bellerbys College - Cambridge Both Co-ed 26,250 38,130
15 56.09 City of London Freemen's School - Ashtead Both Co-ed 17,196 27,867
16 55.94 Bromsgrove School Both Co-ed 15,420 33,855
17 55.62 St Peter's School - York Both Co-ed 16,935 28,845
18 55.43 CATS College Cambridge Both Co-ed 25,305 43,080
19 54.97 Bishop's Stortford College Both Co-ed 19,086 30,273
20 54.85 Repton School Both Co-ed 25,242 34,026
21 54.82 King's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed 26,700 35,295
22 54.79 d'Overbroeck's Oxford Both Co-ed 22,350 35,025
23 54.78 Chetham's School of Music - Manchester Both Co-ed 24,573 31,713
24 53.00 Lancing College Both Co-ed 23,850 33,915
25 52.46 Canford School - Wimborne Both Co-ed 25,509 33,513
26 51.77 Ipswich School Both Co-ed 14,403 26,643
27 51.17 Shrewsbury School Both Co-ed 23,625 33,750
28 50.51 Clifton College Both Co-ed 24,330 36,780
29 50.25 Rugby School Both Co-ed 21,378 34,071
30 50.00 St Michael's School - Llanelli Both Co-ed 11,889 26,000
31 48.75 Rendcomb College - Cirencester Both Co-ed 15,000 30,540
32 47.62 Bellerbys College - Brighton Both Co-ed 26,250 41,700
33 47.58 Bede's Senior School - Hailsham Both Co-ed 20,925 33,261
34 47.24 Cheltenham College Both Co-ed 26,925 35,595
35 46.92 Ashville College - Harrogate Both Co-ed
36 46.41 Fettes College - Edinburgh Both Co-ed 25,545 32,340
37 46.26 Dauntsey's School - Devizes Both Co-ed 17,940 34,290
38 46.15 Ashford School - Kent Both Co-ed 16,800 33,750
39 46.00 Downside School - Bath Both Co-ed 17,712 31,608
= 46.00 Marlborough College Both Co-ed 29,985 35,280
41 45.90 Cambridge Tutors College - Croydon Both Co-ed 15,498 35,400
42 45.50 Berkhamsted School Both Co-ed 19,665 31,325
43 45.30 King's Ely Both Co-ed 19,869 36,519
44 45.08 Ampleforth College - York Both Co-ed 23,223 33,390
= 45.08 Royal Russell School - Croydon Both Co-ed 17,190 33,975
46 44.90 Uppingham School - Rutland Both Co-ed 24,513 35,019
47 44.69 Haileybury - Hertford Both Co-ed 23,802 31,674
48 44.68 New Hall School - Chelmsford Both Co-ed 18,729 28,755
49 44.09 Kingham Hill School - Chipping Norton Both Co-ed 18,225 30,600
50 43.94 Wells Cathedral School - Somerset Both Co-ed 17,895 29,948
51 43.87 Kimbolton School Both Co-ed 14,850 24,705
52 43.79 St Edmund's College - Ware Both Co-ed 16,560 28,110
53 43.68 Bosworth Independent College Both Co-ed 12,000 29,000
54 43.65 Christ College - Brecon Both Co-ed 17,463 26,982
55 42.81 St Edward's School - Oxford Both Co-ed 28,545 35,670
56 42.74 Leighton Park School Both Co-ed 20,820 33,174
57 42.72 Ardingly College - Haywards Heath Both Co-ed 23,160 32,130
58 42.49 Bootham School - York Both Co-ed 17,520 30,510
59 42.42 Oakham School - Rutland Both Co-ed 19,350 31,575
60 42.06 Stonyhurst College - Clitheroe Both Co-ed 18,615 33,429
61 41.80 Leys School - Cambridge Both Co-ed 20,760 31,035
62 41.67 Ratcliffe College Both Co-ed 15,657 28,728
= 41.67 Sutton Valence School Both Co-ed 20,175 31,425
64 41.08 Blundell's School - Tiverton Both Co-ed 21,105 32,865
65 41.00 Dean Close School Both Co-ed 23,316 35,316
66 40.87 Royal School - Dungannon, NI Both Co-ed
67 40.67 Mill Hill School - London Both Co-ed 20,016 31,701
68 40.10 David Game College - London Both Co-ed 17,600
69 40.05 Bryanston School - Blandford Forum Both Co-ed 35,646
70 40.00 Cranleigh School - Surrey Both Co-ed 28,890 35,370
71 39.20 Brentwood School Both Co-ed 17,400 34,135
72 39.16 Bradfield College - Reading Both Co-ed 28,224 35,280
73 39.00 Cambridge Centre For Sixth Form Studies (CCSS) Both Co-ed 19,950 46,150
74 38.76 Malvern College - Worcestershire Both Co-ed 23,763 37,104
75 38.60 Prior Park College - Bath Both Co-ed 15,915 30,510
76 38.55 Strathallan School - Perth Both Co-ed 21,114 31,116
77 37.96 Queen's College - Taunton Both Co-ed 17,400 32,580
78 37.60 DLD College London Both Co-ed 19,990 34,000
79 37.55 Pocklington School Both Co-ed 13,614 26,532
80 37.09 King's Bruton - Somerset Both Co-ed 21,330 30,687
81 36.73 West Buckland School Both Co-ed
82 36.00 Dover College - Kent Both Co-ed 15,225 28,920
83 35.88 Denstone College Both Co-ed 14,823 25,809
84 35.70 Monkton Combe Both Co-ed 19,995 31,890
85 35.48 Ryde School With Upper Chine Both Co-ed 12,375 27,255
86 35.38 Saint Felix School - Ipswich Both Co-ed 15,450 26,985
87 35.35 Truro School Both Co-ed 13,215 25,875
88 34.92 Rydal Penrhos Both Co-ed 16,140 32,145
89 34.67 Gresham's School - Norfolk Both Co-ed 24,900 34,170
90 34.64 Bournemouth Collegiate School Both Co-ed 13,995 27,300
91 34.21 Taunton School Both Co-ed 18,375 34,050
92 34.03 Plymouth College Both Co-ed 15,420 29,790
93 33.99 St Edmund's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed 19,671 31,716
94 33.77 Welbeck - Loughborough Boarding Co-ed
95 33.33 Battle Abbey School Both Co-ed 15,870 29,961
96 32.43 Trent College - Nottingham Both Co-ed
97 32.00 Giggleswick School - Settle Both Co-ed 19,800 31,800
98 31.96 Lord Wandsworth College Both Co-ed 21,750 30,870
99 31.58 Tring Park (formerly Arts Educational School) Both Co-ed 22,410 33,540
100 31.56 Loretto School - Musselburgh Both Co-ed 21,750 31,950

Note.1. Sometimes there are a few gaps in our data, because the information is not freely available or a school will not supply it. In general this applies to lower ranking schools. Sometimes grades improve as a result of appeals on exam results and we will update the data periodically. We encourage all schools to supply corrections or additions. We go to great lengths to gather every school's exam results, whereas most of the tables you can see in British newspapers are missing more than 60 top schools. OURS ARE ACCURATE AND COMPREHENSIVE.

Note 2. Exam results are not the only criteria by which to judge a school. Most of the top schools in our tables are quite selective on their admissions. Be aware your child may not necessarily thrive in a high pressure academic environment get bespoke advice from us and we will help you find the best fitting school for your child.

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