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Independent School GCSE Rankings


The table below features the GCSE league table results of the top 100 UK independent schools published by The Telegraph. The rankings are based on the percentage of A*-A or 9-7 grades achieved by students who took GCSEs in 2018.
 
 
Please note:
– Schools have been ranked by their rate for A*-A or 9-7 grades, for both GCSE and iGCSE results combined.
– All schools in this table had a minimum of 20 candidates taking the exams.
– The school data shown is correct at the time of posting. Please contact us for the most up-to-date information.
– The data below is ordered by GCSE rank. Click on a heading title to order the data by that attribute.
– Use the search box (top right of the table) to search for a particular school, location, region or school type.

 
 
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RankSchoolLocationRegionDay/BoardingGenderSchool SizeA*-A or 9-7 entriesCandidates
1St Mary's School AscotAscotSouth EastDay & Full BoardingGirls38697.49%55
2Guildford High School for GirlsGuildfordSouth EastDayGirls100097.22%96
3North London Collegiate SchoolEdgwareLondonDayGirls109997.21%105
4Westminster SchoolWestminsterLondonDay, Weekly & Full BoardingBoys (co-ed sixth form)74397.1%118
5King's College School (KCS)WimbledonLondonDayBoys (co-ed sixth form)96795.95%147
6City of London School For GirlsLondonLondonDayGirls73295.3%92
7Magdalen College SchoolOxfordSouth EastDayBoys (co-ed sixth form)89795.15%95
8The Perse SchoolCambridgeEasternDayCo-educational161194.01%180
9Haberdashers' Aske's School for GirlsBorehamwoodLondonDayGirls116893.97%120
10Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' SchoolElstreeLondonDayBoys112793.37%170
11Hampton SchoolHamptonLondonDayBoys131392.97%204
12James Allen's Girls' SchoolLondonLondonDayGirls108192.4%114
13King Edward VI High School for GirlsBirminghamMidlandsDayGirls59092.34%74
14Highgate SchoolHighgateLondonDayCo-educational172492.16%166
15Wimbledon High School GDSTWimbledonLondonDayGirls97092.15%90
16Putney High School GDSTPutneyLondonDayGirls102092.06%84
17Alleyn's SchoolDulwichLondonDayCo-educational101391.81%145
18Notting Hill and Ealing High School GDSTEalingLondonDayGirls89491.59%86
19The Manchester Grammar SchoolManchesterNorthernDayBoys154290.56%163
20Brighton CollegeBrightonSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational109989.96%189
21Oxford High School GDSTOxfordSouth EastDayGirls85489.38%83
22Withington Girls' SchoolManchesterNorthernDayGirls71889.12%79
23South Hampstead High School GDSTHampsteadLondonDayGirls88389.04%97
24Royal Grammar SchoolGuildfordSouth EastDayBoys95588.42%139
25Trinity SchoolCroydonLondonDayBoys (co-ed sixth form)101388.41%134
26Merchant Taylors' SchoolNorthwoodLondonDayBoys91188.01%157
27The Abbey SchoolReadingSouth EastDayGirls106687.78%107
28University College SchoolHampsteadLondonDayBoys (co-ed sixth form)87687.59%123
29Concord CollegeShrewsburyMidlandsDay & Full BoardingCo-educational57787.14%75
30Badminton SchoolBristolSouth WestDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls44886.82%43
31Royal Grammar SchoolNewcastle upon TyneNorthernDayCo-educational131885.69%145
32Bancroft's SchoolWoodford GreenLondonDayCo-educational114384.92%125
33St Catherine'sGuildfordSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls64984.59%100
34Channing SchoolLondonLondonDayGirls91584.31%83
35Eltham CollegeMottinghamSouth EastDayBoys (co-ed sixth form)97584.17%71
36King Edward's SchoolBirminghamMidlandsDayBoys88084.04%138
37St Albans High School for GirlsSt AlbansEasternDayGirls103884.02%112
38Dulwich CollegeDulwichLondonDay, Weekly & Full BoardingBoys182183.73%209
39Headington SchoolOxfordSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls108483.72%112
40Kingston Grammar SchoolKingston upon ThamesLondonDayCo-educational82983.36%123
41Ibstock Place SchoolRoehamptonLondonDayCo-educational94583.13%86
42City of London Freemen's SchoolAshteadLondonDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational91082.62%104
43St Albans SchoolSt AlbansEasternDayBoys (co-ed sixth form)84882.1%131
44Oundle SchoolPeterboroughMidlandsDay & Full BoardingCo-educational110481.68%189
45Sir William Perkins's SchoolChertseyLondonDayGirls60181.48%82
46The Stephen Perse FoundationCambridgeEasternDayCo-educational122580.99%73
47St Swithun's SchoolWinchesterSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls52280.44%69
48Queen's Gate SchoolLondonLondonDayGirls53680.36%53
49Caterham SchoolCaterhamLondonDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational92680.35%135
50Palmers Green High SchoolWinchmore HillLondonDayGirls27779.47%26
51Reigate Grammar SchoolReigateSouth EastDayCo-educational100679.27%147
52Loughborough High SchoolLoughboroughMidlandsDayGirls58179.04%82
53St Helen's SchoolNorthwoodLondonDayGirls116478.84%99
54King Edward's SchoolBathSouth WestDayCo-educational108778.07%97
55Warwick SchoolWarwickMidlandsDay, Weekly & Full BoardingBoys123177.83%130
56Surbiton High SchoolKingston upon ThamesLondonDayGirls85477.57%151
57Forest SchoolLondonLondonDayCo-educational136676.79%161
58Croydon High School GDSTSouth CroydonLondonDayGirls56176.6%42
59Epsom CollegeEpsomLondonDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational90076.43%138
60Bablake SchoolCoventryMidlandsDayCo-educational74676.1%103
61Leicester Grammar SchoolGreat GlenMidlandsDayCo-educational120976.03%117
62Bradford Grammar SchoolBradfordNorthernDayCo-educational104375.71%126
63Burgess Hill GirlsBurgess HillSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls52474.74%42
64Howell's School Llandaff GDSTCardiffWalesDayGirls (co-ed sixth form)77874.71%64
65St George's College WeybridgeAddlestoneLondonDayCo-educational92074.57%140
66Exeter SchoolExeterSouth WestDayCo-educational92274.55%110
67Ardingly CollegeHaywards HeathSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational98974.48%109
68St John's SchoolLeatherheadLondonDay and Weekly BoardingCo-educational76373.72%121
69Wolverhampton Grammar SchoolWolverhamptonMidlandsDayCo-educational73873.58%73
70Chigwell SchoolChigwellLondonDay & Full BoardingCo-educational92473.45%89
71King's High SchoolWarwickMidlandsDayGirls61773.2%77
72The King's SchoolWorcesterMidlandsDayCo-educational91572.8%129
73The King's SchoolCanterburySouth EastDay & Full BoardingCo-educational81972.28%149
74Marlborough CollegeMarlboroughSouth WestFull BoardingCo-educational96272.18%173
75The Grange SchoolNorthwichNorthernDayCo-educational116472.12%106
76Francis Holland SchoolRegent's ParkLondonDayGirls49771.86%74
77Nottingham High SchoolNottinghamMidlandsDayCo-educational103071.82%110
78The Grammar School at LeedsLeedsNorthernDayCo-educational210071.32%183
79Walthamstow HallSevenoaksSouth EastDayGirls61071.2%59
80Queen's College LondonMaryleboneLondonDayGirls58770.92%54
81Norwich SchoolNorwichEasternDayCo-educational115170.77%128
82Northwood College GDSTNorthwoodLondonDayGirls84870.73%85
82Queen Ethelburga's CollegeYorkNorthernDay & Full BoardingCo-educational106370.73%56
84Uppingham SchoolUppinghamMidlandsDay & Full BoardingCo-educational78570.27%145
85Mayfield SchoolMayfieldSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls36670.14%56
86St Peter's SchoolYorkNorthernDay & Full BoardingCo-educational56970.03%101
87Canford SchoolWimborneSouth WestDay & Full BoardingCo-educational65369.89%133
88St James Senior Girls' SchoolLondonLondonDayGirls26669.58%44
89The Cathedral School LlandaffCardiffWalesDayCo-educational79969.41%75
90The King's SchoolCheshireNorthernDayCo-educational110369.36%96
91Bolton School Girls' DivisionBoltonNorthernDayGirls126369.29%112
92Monmouth School for GirlsMonmouthWalesDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls64069.25%69
93Wetherby Senior SchoolLondonLondonDayBoys22469.19%42
94St Michael's SchoolLlanelliWalesDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational50269.06%46
95Reading Blue Coat SchoolReadingSouth EastDayBoys (co-ed sixth form)75469.05%96
96Roedean SchoolBrightonSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls61868.97%73
97The Royal High School Bath GDSTBathSouth WestDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls61068.5%70
98The Ladies' CollegeGuernseyN/ADayGirls57168.47%57
99Bedford SchoolBedfordEasternDay, Weekly & Full BoardingBoys109768.25%141
100Redmaids' High SchoolBristolSouth WestDayGirls64668.11%120

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