Wycombe Abbey is an independent girl’s boarding school in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and was founded in 1896. The school has the capacity for 615 girls, aged between eleven and eighteen.
Winchester is an independent boarding school for boys located in Winchester, Hampshire. It was established in 1382. The school’s recent grades make them one of the top performers academically in the country, with 91.1% of GCSE grades at A*/A and a very impressive 74.5% of Pre-U grades at A*/A. A good percentage of school leavers end up at Oxbridge and Ivy leagues universities.
Wellington College is a co-educational independent day and boarding school in Wellington, Somerset. Wellington no longer submits their exam results for newspaper league tables, taking a firm stance on education being more than just exams and grades.
St Mary’s School Ascot is a Roman Catholic independent boarding school for girls in Ascot, Berkshire. There are 380 girls at the school, aged between eleven and eighteen. The school was named public school of the year in 2015 by Tatler. At A-Level the grades are strong, with 69* of grades being A*/A. The school really sets the benchmark at GCSE, where an incredible 97.8% of grades were A*/A.
Radley College is an independent boarding school for boys. It is located near Radley, Oxfordshire and was founded in 1847. The school achieve good academic results year in, year out. Last year, 68.4% of A-Level grades were A*/A and a 92.4% were A*/A/B. Refreshingly, boys are not discouraged from taking their chosen A-Levels on the back of a poor performance in GCSE, making the A-Level marks even more impressive.
Oundle School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school in Northamptonshire. The school accommodates 1100 students and is the third largest boarding school in England. The school has strong exam results with A*/A grades averaging around 85% over the past five years for GCSE and at A-Level/Pre-U, 58% of grades were A*/A.
Marlborough College was founded in 1843 and is a co-educational independent boarding and day school in Marlborough, Wiltshire. The school’s academic results are on the rise and they enjoyed their highest average last year with an impressive 91% of grades being A*/A/B at GCSE, and 83% of grades being A*/A/B/D1-D3 for A-Level/Pre-U.
Eton College is an independent boarding school founded in 1440 by King Henry VI for seventy boys from disadvantaged backgrounds. To this day, the school continues to offer seventy full scholarships. The school’s list of famous alumni is as long as its history and includes prime ministers, actors, princes and spies to name but a few.
Harrow school is a full boarding school and was founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I. Among its illustrious list of alumni includes Prime Ministers, MP’s, kings and Nobel Prize winners.
Downe House School is an independent girls’ day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18. The school was founded in 1907 and is based in Cold Ash, a village near Newbury, Berkshire.