Boys' Boarding Schools by A Levels and Pre U

Please click on a school name for more information

Call or email us for advice

Download our free eGuides on how to choose schools

Search by location or school name here

2021 LEAGUE TABLES

Our League Tables show the highest performing independent schools in the UK based on the percentage of top grades awarded to students in 2021.

This year, students did not sit public examinations and grades were awarded by schools according to strictly controlled internal assessment criteria. Simply put, the grades were awarded by teachers. The latest grades based on actual examination results were awarded in 2019, of which we hold almost complete records which are available exclusively to our clients.

Whilst we are confident that the grades awarded in 2021 are a reflection of student achievement it is important to note that, in the case of a number of schools, the percentage of top grades varies considerably from the results obtained in previous years.

For further information and advice on applying to a UK private school please contact us by calling +44 1622 813870 or complete an Enquiry Form.

2021 Results

# A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 95.80 Winchester College Boarding Boys   43,335
2 95.30 St Paul's School Both Boys 26,556 39,966
3 87.00 Tonbridge School Both Boys 33,636 44,835
4 84.90 Radley College Boarding Boys   41,700
5 82.00 Whitgift School Both Boys 21,240 41,550
6 80.20 Abingdon School Both Boys 21,600 44,070
7 80.00 Warwick School Both Boys 14,337 34,575
8 75.00 Bedford School Both Boys 20,949 35,430
9 73.30 Sherborne School Both Boys 31,800 40,125
10 72.30 Loughborough Grammar School Both Boys 14,205 34,485
11 70.00 Shiplake College Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 25,125 37,350
12 65.80 Monmouth School for Boys Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 16,599 34,167

Please click on a school name for more information

This table lists the Top Boys' Boarding Schools in the UK based on 2019 A Level results. Rankings are based on the percentage of A Level entries awarded A* and A grades. Where students have been entered for Pre-U exams the tables include the percentage of Pre-U grades from D1-M1. To qualify for inclusion there must be a minimum of 20 students in the cohort and a minimum number of boarders. Note that there are relatively few Boys only boarding schools and you may wish to look at the co-educational table as well. 

Click on the name of a school for more details. The table can be reordered by Name, Ranking, Day or Boarding Fees etc by clicking on the arrows at the top of each column.

Notes

  1. We make every effort to obtain results for every independent school, but there are sometimes a few gaps in our data, because the information is not freely available or because a school will not supply it. In most cases this applies to schools that would not appear in the top quartile of the table.
  2. Sometimes grades improve as a result of appeals or remarks and we may update the data periodically, as long it does not distort the results of schools which have not given us their remarks. We encourage all schools to supply corrections or additions by contacting us at info@educationadvisers.co.uk.
  3. Exam results are not the only criteria by which to judge a school. Schools at the top of this table are very selective on their admissions. Be aware that your child may not necessarily thrive in a high pressure academic environment. Please contact us for advice on choosing the right school.
  4. We make a substantial investment of time and effort in preparing these tables, and all copyright and database rights in the tables belong to us. Please respect this by not reproducing the tables or the information within them, in whole or in part, without our consent. If you wish to reproduce any of our tables or the information within them then please contact us for details.