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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 2017

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 98.62 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 15,500 41,000
2 97.11 Concord College - Shrewsbury Both Co-ed 14,000 37,800
3 96.28 Brighton College Both Co-ed 23,670 41,700
4 92.34 Ruthin School Both Co-ed 13,500 31,500
5 89.35 City of London Freemen's School - Ashtead Both Co-ed 17,541 29,259
6 88.57 Caterham School Both Co-ed 18,180 34,830
7 87.70 Wellington College - Berkshire Both Co-ed 29,040 39,750
8 87.38 Abbey College - Cambridge Both Co-ed 29,000
= 87.38 d'Overbroeck's Oxford Both Co-ed 23,025 36,375
10 87.01 Oxford International College Both Co-ed
11 86.37 Epsom College Both Co-ed 24,177 35,658
12 85.53 CATS College Canterbury Both Co-ed 24,990 39,480
13 85.03 King's School - Canterbury Both Co-ed 27,495 36,360
14 84.55 Ardingly College - Haywards Heath Both Co-ed 23,610 33,420
15 84.05 Bishop's Stortford College Both Co-ed 19,086 30,273
16 83.92 Hurtwood House - Dorking Both Co-ed 28,179 42,267
17 82.84 Rugby School Both Co-ed 21,804 34,752
18 82.14 Oundle School - Peterborough Both Co-ed 22,785 35,565
19 81.76 Leys School - Cambridge Both Co-ed 21,390 31,965
20 81.47 Cheltenham College Both Co-ed 27,735 36,675
21 80.19 Marlborough College Both Co-ed 31,050 36,525
22 80.15 St Michael's School - Llanelli Both Co-ed 17,600 27,800
23 79.81 Kimbolton School Both Co-ed 14,850 24,705
24 79.72 Uppingham School - Rutland Both Co-ed 25,305 36,150
25 79.46 Bellerbys College - Cambridge Both Co-ed 27,060 38,940
26 78.69 Bede's Senior School - Hailsham Both Co-ed 21,450 34,095
27 78.50 Hurstpierpoint College Both Co-ed 22,860 32,220
28 77.97 Kent College - Canterbury Both Co-ed 18,315 34,491
29 77.81 Canford School - Wimborne Both Co-ed 26,466 34,770
30 77.42 Ipswich School Both Co-ed 14,979 29,010
31 77.26 Christ's Hospital - Horsham Both Co-ed 22,410 34,440
32 77.14 Lime House School - Carlisle Both Co-ed 11,550 26,250
33 77.01 St Edward's School - Oxford Both Co-ed 30,285 37,845
34 76.90 St Peter's School - York Both Co-ed 17,550 30,600
35 76.74 Kingswood School - Bath Both Co-ed 14,814 31,929
36 76.56 Wells Cathedral School - Somerset Both Co-ed 18,342 30,696
37 76.44 Ratcliffe College Both Co-ed 15,969 29,877
38 76.29 Shrewsbury School Both Co-ed 24,390 35,040
39 76.21 Clifton College Both Co-ed 24,855 38,250
40 76.20 Dauntsey's School - Devizes Both Co-ed 18,450 33,450
41 75.68 New Hall School - Chelmsford Both Co-ed 19,440 29,847
42 75.40 Lancing College Both Co-ed 24,570 34,935
43 75.11 Royal School - Dungannon, NI Both Co-ed
44 74.81 Denstone College Both Co-ed 15,342 26,712
45 74.58 Bosworth Independent College Both Co-ed 12,000 29,900
46 74.29 Bellerbys College - Brighton Both Co-ed 27,060 74,140
47 74.25 Bromsgrove School Both Co-ed 16,665 37,290
48 73.72 Repton School Both Co-ed 25,746 34,707
49 73.66 Ashford School - Kent Both Co-ed 16,800 35,997
50 73.50 Monkton Combe Both Co-ed 20,400 32,535
51 73.00 Dean Close School Both Co-ed 23,316 35,991
52 72.47 Bootham School - York Both Co-ed 17,865 31,170
53 72.28 Chetham's School of Music - Manchester Both Co-ed 24,819 32,031
54 72.03 Cranleigh School - Surrey Both Co-ed 29,985 36,615
55 71.89 Brentwood School Both Co-ed 18,945 37,128
56 70.83 Malvern College - Worcestershire Both Co-ed 24,534 38,217
57 70.68 Stowe School - Buckingham Both Co-ed 25,590 35,595
58 70.61 DLD College London Both Co-ed 22,000 49,000
59 70.35 Trent College - Nottingham Both Co-ed 17,016 31,266
60 70.31 Durham School Both Co-ed 15,993 31,767
61 70.22 Berkhamsted School Both Co-ed 20,250 32,255
62 69.90 Kingham Hill School - Chipping Norton Both Co-ed
63 69.80 West Buckland School Both Co-ed
64 68.90 CATS College Cambridge Both Co-ed 34,720 43,500
65 68.73 Blundell's School - Tiverton Both Co-ed 21,750 33,855
66 68.67 Oakham School - Rutland Both Co-ed 20,535 33,660
67 68.57 Glenalmond College - Perth Both Co-ed 21,954 34,770
68 68.42 Truro School Both Co-ed 13,620 26,985
69 67.90 Haileybury - Hertford Both Co-ed 25,620 34,422
70 67.58 Mill Hill School - London Both Co-ed 20,625 32,892
71 67.35 Ampleforth College - York Both Co-ed 23,919 34,392
72 67.00 Giggleswick School - Settle Both Co-ed 20,385 36,888
73 66.93 Bryanston School - Blandford Forum Both Co-ed 36,984
74 66.80 King's Ely Both Co-ed
75 66.78 Prior Park College - Bath Both Co-ed 16,320 31,275
76 66.67 Felsted School - Essex Both Co-ed 23,550 35,985
77 66.53 Christ College - Brecon Both Co-ed 17,988 27,792
78 65.76 Wellington School - Somerset Both Co-ed 14,784 30,495
79 65.40 Loretto School - Musselburgh Both Co-ed 22,875 33,600
80 65.02 Stonyhurst College - Clitheroe Both Co-ed 19,950 36,300
81 64.38 Tettenhall College - Wolverhampton Both Co-ed 13,476 30,384
82 64.29 Cambridge Tutors College - Croydon Both Co-ed 15,600 37,800
83 64.26 Lord Wandsworth College Both Co-ed 22,575 32,100
84 63.51 Bath Academy Both Co-ed 16,225 35,000
85 62.68 Tring Park (formerly Arts Educational School) Both Co-ed 22,965 34,710
86 62.64 Saint Felix School - Ipswich Both Co-ed 16,185 35,670
87 62.59 Sedbergh School - Cumbria Both Co-ed 24,030 32,625
88 62.45 Welbeck - Loughborough Boarding Co-ed 19,500
89 62.22 Bradfield College - Reading Both Co-ed 29,925 37,404
90 62.06 Queen's College - Taunton Both Co-ed 17,925 34,650
91 62.00 Mount St Mary's College Both Co-ed
92 61.25 Rendcomb College - Cirencester Both Co-ed 15,450 31,500
93 61.09 Pocklington School Both Co-ed 14,124 27,528
94 61.00 Bedales School - Petersfield Both Co-ed 27,816 35,397
= 61.00 Downside School - Bath Both Co-ed 18,333 32,715
96 60.63 Taunton School Both Co-ed 19,395 36,225
97 60.62 Ashville College - Harrogate Both Co-ed
98 60.61 Rydal Penrhos Both Co-ed 34,431
99 60.39 Gresham's School - Norfolk Both Co-ed 26,280 36,840
100 59.86 King's College - Taunton Both Co-ed

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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