In this section we give you our own assessment of the Top IB Schools in the UK for 2018. These positions are compiled from the average points achieved by sixth formers taking the Diploma Programme of the IB. The International Baccalaureate Organisation refuses to publish results and we have had to collect these statistics by asking each school individually. We show two league tables - the first for schools with a cohort of IB DP students of 20 or more and the second with cohorts of 10-19 students. Schools entering fewer than 10 candidates are not included. The IB is a relatively new qualification in the UK and therefore some designated IB schools will not yet have any results to publish. Only a handful of schools offer the IB DP exclusively. Most IB schools are also offering A levels as an alternative, in which case the IB cohort is often in the minority. This is especially true of the smaller cohort IB schools.
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|Avg. Points||Name||Day/Board||Boy/Girl||Day £||Board £||Cohort Size|
|1||41.10||King's College - Wimbledon||Day||Boys (Co-ed 6th form)||21,600||79|
|2||40.00||Godolphin & Latymer School - Hammersmith||Day||Girls||21,615||21|
|4||39.30||Wellington College - Berkshire||Both||Co-ed||29,040||39,750||78|
|5||38.70||Abbey School - Reading||Day||Girls||17,040||27|
|6||38.60||Ardingly College - Haywards Heath||Both||Co-ed||23,610||33,420||45|
|7||38.50||Headington School - Oxford||Both||Girls||19,251||38,286||31|
|8||38.40||Cheltenham Ladies' College||Both||Girls||28,230||41,610||46|
|10||38.00||Fettes College - Edinburgh||Both||Co-ed||28,200||34,800||44|
|=||38.00||Whitgift School - Croydon||Both||Boys||19,362||36,411||0|
|12||37.90||King Edward's School (Boys) - Birmingham||Day||Boys||13,230||111|
|13||37.60||Southbank International School - Westminster Annexe||Day||Co-ed||30,180||51|
|14||36.20||Haileybury - Hertford||Both||Co-ed||25,620||34,422||58|
|=||36.20||Stephen Perse Foundation (formerly Perse Girls) - Cambridge||Day||Co-ed||16,830||21|
|17||35.90||Marymount International School - Kingston Upon Thames||Both||Girls||23,775||40,425||46|
|18||35.70||St Clare's - Oxford||Both||Co-ed||19,207||39,977||116|
|19||35.50||Felsted School - Essex||Both||Co-ed||23,550||35,985||24|
|20||35.40||Bradfield College - Reading||Both||Co-ed||29,925||37,404||30|
|21||35.10||Charterhouse School||Both||Boys (Co-ed 6th form)||32,364||39,165||41|
|23||34.70||Oakham School - Rutland||Both||Co-ed||20,535||33,660||54|
|24||34.50||Christ's Hospital - Horsham||Both||Co-ed||22,410||34,440||28|
|25||34.20||King William's College - Castletown||Both||Co-ed||22,350||32,436||55|
|27||34.10||St Edward's School - Oxford||Both||Co-ed||30,285||37,845||75|
|28||34.00||Gresham's School - Norfolk||Both||Co-ed||26,280||36,840||32|
|=||34.00||King Fahad Academy - London||Day||Co-ed||35|
|30||33.70||ACS Egham International School||Day||Co-ed||25,360||56|
|32||33.10||Stonyhurst College - Clitheroe||Both||Co-ed||19,950||36,300||27|
|33||33.00||International School of London, London||Day||Co-ed||26,300||30|
|=||33.00||Worth School - Crawley||Both||Co-ed||23,730||33,690||32|
|35||32.60||TASIS - The American School in England||Both||Co-ed||23,890||43,550||55|
|36||32.40||King Edward's Witley||Both||Co-ed||20,460||31,995||56|
|37||32.00||St Leonards School - Fife||Both||Co-ed||14,208||34,653||65|
|38||31.70||ACS Cobham International School||Both||Co-ed||27,110||46,930||101|
|39||31.00||Rossall School - Lancashire||Both||Co-ed||13,080||33,420||21|
|40||30.70||CATS College Canterbury||Both||Co-ed||24,990||39,480||23|
|41||30.50||Scarborough College - N. Yorks||Both||Co-ed||14,694||28,458||41|
|42||30.00||Box Hill School - Dorking||Both||Co-ed||19,710||35,100||31|
|43||29.40||ACS Hillingdon International School||Day||Co-ed||24,400||44|
Note 1. There are a few gaps in our data, because the information is not freely available or a school will not supply it or it has not offered the IB for long enough to have DP results. For those schools who refuse to supply data, we have to assume they are lower graded schools.
Note 2. Exam results are not the only criteria by which to judge a school (to read our eGuide on selection factors click here). Indeed some of the schools in this TOP 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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