In this section we give you our own assessment of the Top 50 girls only independent senior boarding schools in the UK for 2017. These positions are compiled from the % of A* and A grades scored at A levels plus Pre-U D1 to M1 grades. Note that some Girls Only schools are converting to co-educational at sixth form level.
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|A + A* %||Name||Day/Board||Boy/Girl||Day £||Board £|
|1||85.60||Wycombe Abbey School||Boarding||Girls||28,350||37,800|
|2||75.77||St Mary's School - Ascot||Both||Girls||26,190||36,780|
|3||70.00||St Mary's School - Calne||Both||Girls||28,050||37,650|
|4||67.47||Downe House School - Berks||Both||Girls||26,265||36,300|
|5||64.66||St Catherine's School - Guildford||Both||Girls||17,895||29,490|
|6||64.02||Badminton School - Bristol||Both||Girls||16,185||36,660|
|7||63.03||St Swithun's School - Winchester||Both||Girls (Co-ed 3-7)||20,163||32,310|
|9||61.67||Headington School - Oxford||Both||Girls||19,251||38,286|
|10||55.99||Benenden School - Kent||Boarding||Girls||36,750|
|11||55.60||Cheltenham Ladies' College||Both||Girls||28,230||41,610|
|12||54.13||Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls||Both||Girls||15,354||30,828|
|=||54.13||Roedean School - Brighton||Both||Girls||20,865||37,440|
|14||54.04||Queenswood School - Hatfield||Both||Girls||26,325||35,250|
|15||53.01||Moreton Hall School - Oswestry||Both||Girls||27,750||33,690|
|16||52.86||Bruton School For Girls||Both||Girls (Co-ed 2-7)||16,995||28,950|
|17||51.55||Malvern St James Girls' School||Both||Girls||19,005||39,375|
|18||50.00||Royal High School - Bath||Both||Girls||14,100||30,894|
|=||50.00||St Francis College - Letchworth||Both||Girls||15,552||31,071|
|20||49.13||Royal Masonic School for Girls - Rickmansworth||Both||Girls||16,875||29,835|
|21||48.04||St Margaret's School - Bushey||Both||Girls||16,335||30,600|
|22||47.01||Mount School York||Both||Girls||18,249||29,691|
|23||46.86||Woldingham School - Caterham||Both||Girls||22,641||36,807|
|24||45.81||St Mary's School - Cambridge||Both||Girls||15,324||32,241|
|26||44.53||Tudor Hall School - Banbury||Both||Girls||21,345||34,110|
|27||44.51||Godolphin School - Salisbury||Both||Girls||20,487||35,208|
|28||43.59||Leweston School - Sherborne||Both||Girls (Co-ed 2-11)||14,850||31,200|
|29||42.25||Royal School, Haslemere - Senior Girls & Co-ed Sixth Form||Both||Girls (Co-ed 2-4)||17,700||30,000|
|30||42.19||Queen Margaret's School - York||Both||Girls||20,280||30,900|
|31||42.11||St George's School - Ascot||Both||Girls||21,900||34,350|
|32||41.96||Burgess Hill Girls||Both||Girls (Co-ed 2-4)||17,790||32,040|
|33||40.95||St Mary's School - Shaftesbury||Both||Girls||20,250||30,555|
|34||36.36||Harrogate Ladies College||Both||Girls||15,870||35,445|
|35||35.93||Queen Anne's School - Reading||Both||Girls||23,205||34,215|
|36||35.58||Adcote School For Girls - Shrewsbury||Both||Girls|
|37||32.97||Rye St Antony School - Oxford||Both||Girls||14,535||24,585|
|38||32.12||Kent College Pembury||Both||Girls||21,375||31,671|
|39||31.65||Stamford High School||Both||Girls||14,764||27,352|
|40||29.20||Stonar School - Melksham||Both||Co-ed||15,990||31,275|
|41||29.00||Westonbirt School - Gloucs||Both||Girls||14,985||29,250|
|42||26.58||Roedean Moira House - Eastbourne||Both||Girls||37,560|
|43||25.00||Heathfield School- Ascot||Both||Girls||21,915||35,220|
|44||22.00||Princess Helena College - Hitchin||Both||Girls||19,635||28,545|
|=||22.00||Prior's Field School - Godalming||Both||Girls||17,700||29,925|
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 graded schools in the TOP 50. Sometimes grades improve as a result of appeals on exam results and we may update the data periodically. We encourage all schools to supply corrections or additions (click here).
Note 2. Exam results are not the only criteria by which to judge a school (read our eGuide on selection factors click here). Indeed some of the schools in this TOP 50 table are quite selective on their admissions. Be aware your child may not necessarily thrive in a high pressure academic environment - take our advice.
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