Girls' Boarding Schools by A Levels and Pre U

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2019 vs 2020 results

2020 pupil grades were derived from Centre Assessed Grades rather than examinations. As a result, significant GCSE and A-level grade inflation has been widely noted in private schools. Thus, we felt it would be extremely unfair to produce new 2020 league tables.

Instead, we have gathered 2020's scores and simply recorded them on the right-hand side of the table, retaining 2019’s league table positions and scores on the left. Further historical results are made available to our consultancy clients.

2019 Results

# A + A* % (2019) Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £ A + A* % (2020)
1 80.60 Wycombe Abbey School Boarding Girls 30,945 41,250 90.20
2 77.49 St Mary's School - Ascot Both Girls 30,465 42,780 87.00
3 72.40 Cheltenham Ladies' College Both Girls 30,390 44,790 85.90
4 64.31 Downe House School Both Girls 31,305 42,090 84.80
5 64.17 St Catherine's School - Guildford Both Girls 19,775 32,865 75.40
6 64.00 St Mary's School - Calne Both Girls 30,795 41,280 69.00
7 59.09 St Swithun's School Both Girls 21,918 36,339 82.30
8 55.03 Mayfield School Both Girls 23,250 36,750 75.00
9 54.80 Roedean School Both Girls 23,490 46,665 79.20
10 54.04 Badminton School Both Girls 17,430 40,500 67.00
11 50.83 St Mary's School - Cambridge Both Girls 17,373 36,007 68.00
12 49.83 Benenden School Boarding Girls   40,848 73.00
13 49.49 Headington School Both Girls 20,280 40,965 68.40
14 47.73 Talbot Heath School Both Girls     63.40
15 46.88 Farlington School Both Girls 18,300 30,750 62.00
16 45.54 Woldingham School Both Girls 25,500 42,210 72.00
17 44.88 Sherborne Girls Both Girls 23,760 39,510 59.00
18 44.39 Royal High School Both Girls 14,595 32,286 61.70
19 44.00 Queen Anne's School Both Girls 25,110 41,775 59.00
20 43.24 Burgess Hill Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 2 - 4) 20,850 36,750 64.00
21 42.31 Queen Margaret's School - York Both Girls 19,500 33,690
22 41.61 Malvern St James Girls' School Both Girls 19,740 42,810
23 41.18 St Francis College Both Girls 18,450 28,800 60.00
24 40.12 Moreton Hall School Both Girls (Co-ed 3 - 13) 31,080 37,770
25 39.73 Bruton School For Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 3 - 7) 18,696 34,524
26 39.25 Monmouth School for Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 7 - 11) 16,599 34,167
27 38.55 Leweston School Both Girls (Co-ed 2 - 11)    
28 37.78 Heathfield School - Ascot Both Girls 24,000 38,850
29 36.36 St Margaret's School - Bushey Both Girls 18,351 34,983 62.00
30 35.00 Kent College Pembury Both Girls 24,150 35,970
31 34.31 Tudor Hall School Both Girls    
32 34.18 St George's School - Ascot Both Girls 24,195 37,980 69.00
33 32.87 The Godolphin School Both Girls 22,335 39,165
34 26.00 The Royal Masonic School for Girls Both Girls 19,278 33,198 57.40
35 25.20 Queenswood School Both Girls 27,120 37,650
36 24.71 The Mount School York Both Girls 18,840 33,840
37 24.00 Harrogate Ladies College Both Girls 17,520 41,355
38 21.05 Rye St Antony School Both Girls (Co-ed 3 - 11) 17,055 29,415 48.10

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This table lists the Top Girls' 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.

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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. The 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.