UK Independent Schools A-Level Rankings

The table below features the A-level league table results of the top 100 UK independent schools published by The Telegraph. The rankings are based on the percentage of A and A* grades achieved by students who took A-levels in 2018.
 
 
Please note:
– The table covers A-levels in addition to the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Cambridge Pre-U. Results in the IB and Pre-U are converted into A-level equivalents.
– All schools in this table had a minimum of 25 candidates taking the exams.
– The school data shown is correct at the time of posting. Please contact us for the most up-to-date information.
– The data below is ordered by A-level rank. Click on a heading title to order the data by that attribute.
– Use the search box (top right of the table) to search for a particular school, location, region or school type.
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RankSchoolLocationRegionDay/BoardingGenderSchool SizeA*/ACandidates
1Cardiff Sixth Form CollegeCardiffWalesDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational28688.47%142
2Westminster SchoolWestminsterLondonDay, Weekly & Full BoardingBoys (co-ed sixth form)74388.12%197
3North London Collegiate SchoolEdgwareLondonDayGirls109984.8%110
4King's College School (KCS)WimbledonLondonDayBoys (co-ed sixth form)96784.47%193
5Oxford International CollegeOxfordSouth EastDay & Full BoardingCo-educational9683.54%28
6The Perse SchoolCambridgeEasternDayCo-educational161183%175
7Guildford High School for GirlsGuildfordSouth EastDayGirls100082.85%99
8Brighton CollegeBrightonSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational109982.32%205
9Queen Ethelburga's CollegeYorkNorthernDay & Full BoardingCo-educational106382.22%105
10Magdalen College SchoolOxfordSouth EastDayBoys (co-ed sixth form)89782.16%152
11Concord CollegeShrewsburyMidlandsDay & Full BoardingCo-educational57780.79%185
12City of London School For GirlsLondonLondonDayGirls73280.67%73
13James Allen's Girls' SchoolLondonLondonDayGirls108180.21%91
14Royal Grammar SchoolGuildfordSouth EastDayBoys95579.88%153
15Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' SchoolElstreeLondonDayBoys112779.72%153
16Highgate SchoolHighgateLondonDayCo-educational172475.61%163
17King Edward's SchoolBirminghamMidlandsDayBoys88074.47%111
18Manchester High School for GirlsManchesterNorthernDayGirls92773.86%83
19Alleyn's SchoolDulwichLondonDayCo-educational101373.81%146
20St Helen and St KatharineAbingdonSouth EastDayGirls73473.43%92
21King Edward VI High School for GirlsBirminghamMidlandsDayGirls59073.23%75
22Withington Girls' SchoolManchesterNorthernDayGirls71872.92%78
23St Mary's School AscotAscotSouth EastDay & Full BoardingGirls38670.77%62
24Ruthin SchoolRuthinWalesDay & Full BoardingCo-educational35970.42%67
25Haberdashers' Aske's School for GirlsBorehamwoodLondonDayGirls116870.29%109
26Merchant Taylors' SchoolNorthwoodLondonDayBoys91170.09%141
27Wimbledon High School GDSTWimbledonLondonDayGirls97070.06%55
28Marymount International SchoolKingston upon ThamesLondonDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls25069.93%53
29The Abbey SchoolReadingSouth EastDayGirls106669.26%93
30St Albans High School for GirlsSt AlbansEasternDayGirls103869.23%79
31Bancroft's SchoolWoodford GreenLondonDayCo-educational114369.21%127
32University College SchoolHampsteadLondonDayBoys (co-ed sixth form)87669.17%151
33Reigate Grammar SchoolReigateSouth EastDayCo-educational100668.68%138
34The Manchester Grammar SchoolManchesterNorthernDayBoys154268.52%182
35Hampton SchoolHamptonLondonDayBoys131368.24%178
36South Hampstead High School GDSTHampsteadLondonDayGirls88367.38%61
37Kingston Grammar SchoolKingston upon ThamesLondonDayCo-educational82966.88%103
38Putney High School GDSTPutneyLondonDayGirls102066.67%82
38St Clare'sOxfordSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational26966.67%116
40St Albans SchoolSt AlbansEasternDayBoys (co-ed sixth form)84865.68%154
41St Catherine'sGuildfordSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls64965.48%87
42Nottingham High SchoolNottinghamMidlandsDayCo-educational103064.31%109
43St John's CollegeCardiffWalesDayCo-educational53764.17%39
44The Faculty of Queen Ethelburga'sYorkNorthernDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational56564.14%143
45St Swithun's SchoolWinchesterSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls52263.91%63
46Oundle SchoolPeterboroughMidlandsDay & Full BoardingCo-educational110463.59%203
47Notting Hill and Ealing High School GDSTEalingLondonDayGirls89463.13%69
48Channing SchoolLondonLondonDayGirls91563.11%66
49King's High SchoolWarwickMidlandsDayGirls61762.75%66
50City of London Freemen's SchoolAshteadLondonDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational91062.6%120
51Royal Grammar SchoolNewcastle upon TyneNorthernDayCo-educational131862.45%161
52Trinity SchoolCroydonLondonDayBoys (co-ed sixth form)101362.07%131
53Ardingly CollegeHaywards HeathSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational98962.05%122
54Farnborough HillFarnboroughSouth EastDayGirls54561.9%44
55Oxford High School GDSTOxfordSouth EastDayGirls85461.82%68
55Dulwich CollegeDulwichLondonDay, Weekly & Full BoardingBoys182161.82%230
57Eltham CollegeMottinghamSouth EastDayBoys (co-ed sixth form)97561.66%108
58Marlborough CollegeMarlboroughSouth WestFull BoardingCo-educational96260.91%192
59St Michael's SchoolLlanelliWalesDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational50260.9%47
60The King's SchoolCheshireNorthernDayCo-educational110360.68%106
61King Edward's SchoolBathSouth WestDayCo-educational108759.74%98
62Woldingham SchoolCaterhamLondonDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls54459.62%81
63Mayfield SchoolMayfieldSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls36658.6%55
64Exeter SchoolExeterSouth WestDayCo-educational92257.99%93
65Hurtwood HouseDorkingSouth EastDay & Full BoardingCo-educational34457.78%162
66The King's SchoolCanterburySouth EastDay & Full BoardingCo-educational81957.67%180
67Headington SchoolOxfordSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls108457.59%142
68The Queen's SchoolChesterNorthernDayGirls61657.29%65
69Queen's College LondonMaryleboneLondonDayGirls58757.27%37
70Caterham SchoolCaterhamLondonDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational92657.12%151
71Norwich SchoolNorwichEasternDayCo-educational115156.88%154
72Malvern St James Girls' SchoolGreat MalvernMidlandsDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls36056.73%32
73Epsom CollegeEpsomLondonDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational90056.71%167
74Chetham's School of MusicManchesterNorthernDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational30556.7%70
75Francis Holland SchoolRegent's ParkLondonDayGirls49756.07%56
75The Stephen Perse FoundationCambridgeEasternDayCo-educational122556.07%67
77St Peter's SchoolYorkNorthernDay & Full BoardingCo-educational56955.71%120
78The Grange SchoolNorthwichNorthernDayCo-educational116454.98%92
79Bristol Grammar SchoolBristolSouth WestDayCo-educational100054.83%143
80Burgess Hill GirlsBurgess HillSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls52454.62%41
81Churcher's CollegePetersfieldSouth EastDayCo-educational112554.61%99
82Bolton School Girls' DivisionBoltonNorthernDayGirls126354.55%87
83The Portsmouth Grammar SchoolPortsmouthSouth EastDayCo-educational109454.4%167
84St Dunstan's CollegeCatfordLondonDayCo-educational93854.37%63
85Badminton SchoolBristolSouth WestDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls44854.35%42
86ACS Egham International SchoolEghamSouth EastDayCo-educational57954.34%56
87Bellerbys College CambridgeCambridgeEasternDay & Full BoardingCo-educational23754.17%44
88Bradford Grammar SchoolBradfordNorthernDayCo-educational104353.99%123
89Uppingham SchoolUppinghamMidlandsDay & Full BoardingCo-educational78553.86%172
90Roedean SchoolBrightonSouth EastDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls61853.7%77
91Queen's Gate SchoolLondonLondonDayGirls53653.51%33
92Warwick SchoolWarwickMidlandsDay, Weekly & Full BoardingBoys123153.5%149
93Redmaids' High SchoolBristolSouth WestDayGirls64653.4%67
94Sheffield High School for GirlsSheffieldNorthernDayGirls97453.2%81
95Canford SchoolWimborneSouth WestDay & Full BoardingCo-educational65353.19%131
96St George's College WeybridgeAddlestoneLondonDayCo-educational92053.11%125
97The Royal High School Bath GDSTBathSouth WestDay, Weekly & Full BoardingGirls61053.04%58
98Windermere SchoolWindermereNorthernDay, Weekly & Full BoardingCo-educational36152.75%36
99d'Overbroeck'sOxfordSouth EastDay & Full BoardingCo-educational59752.59%117
100Notre Dame Senior SchoolCobhamLondonDayGirls32252.44%27