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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.

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2021 Results

# Avg. Points Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £ Cohort Size
1 43.0 Godolphin & Latymer School Day Girls 23,531   31
2 42.8 King's College School - Wimbledon Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 22,995   54
3 42.7 Cheltenham Ladies' College Both Girls 30,390 44,790 27
4 41.6 Whitgift School Both Boys 21,240 41,550 24
5 41.3 Sevenoaks School Both Co-ed 28,413 43,353 235
= 41.3 Ardingly College Both Co-ed 25,185 39,312 50
7 41.2 Wellington College Both Co-ed 31,140 42,630 125
8 40.3 Brentwood School Both Co-ed 20,598 40,365 20
= 40.3 The Abbey School - Reading Day Girls 18,885   21
= 40.3 King Edward's School - Birmingham Day Boys 14,091   99
11 40.1 Bromsgrove School Both Co-ed 17,940 40,155 69
12 39.4 Fettes College Both Co-ed 30,870 37,200 61
13 39.0 Haileybury Both Co-ed 27,435 37,215 49
= 39.0 Malvern College Both Co-ed 27,084 41,145 53
= 39.0 St Clare's, Oxford Both Co-ed 20,480 42,626 89
= 39.0 Westbourne School Both Co-ed 14,970 37,950 20
17 38.1 Marymount International School London Both Girls 26,510 44,880
18 38.0 ACS Hillingdon International School Day Co-ed 25,900   30
= 38.0 International School of Aberdeen Day Co-ed 14,815   23
= 38.0 Bryanston School Both Co-ed   39,693 22
= 38.0 Charterhouse School Both Co-ed 34,218 41,406
22 37.8 Dwight School London Day Co-ed 25,500   24
23 37.7 Bradfield College Both Co-ed 32,280 40,350 32
24 37.6 Southbank International School - Westminster Day Co-ed 32,160   77
25 37.5 Gresham's School Both Co-ed 27,810 39,030 21
26 37.0 ACS Cobham International School Both Co-ed 28,760 49,790 65
= 37.0 ACS Egham International School Day Co-ed 26,920   56
= 37.0 Bedford School Both Boys 20,949 35,430 21
= 37.0 Oakham School Both Co-ed 22,830 37,800
= 37.0 Felsted School Both Co-ed 25,590 39,165 39
31 36.6 International School of London, London Day Co-ed 27,500   30
32 36.4 Taunton School Both Co-ed 20,880 38,880 26
33 36.3 Windermere School - Browhead Campus Both Co-ed 19,050 33,315 40
34 36.0 TASIS - The American School in England Both Co-ed 26,375 48,900 35
35 35.9 King Edward's Witley Both Co-ed 21,585 34,995 31
36 35.8 St Edward's School - Oxford Both Co-ed 32,382 40,467 83
37 35.3 Scarborough College Both Co-ed 15,741 32,277 28
38 35.2 Halcyon London International School Day Co-ed 27,966  
39 35.0 Rossall School Both Co-ed 14,430 36,840 22
= 35.0 St Leonards School Both Co-ed 15,939 37,920 64
41 34.1 King William's College Both Co-ed 24,000 35,550 49

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This table lists the Top Independent IB Schools in the UK based on 2019 IB Diploma results. 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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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.