With so many top boarding schools in the UK, parents may have a hard time considering which schools to send their children too. One of the best gauges when deciding where to send your child would be by their academic results. Here, we list the top girls boarding schools in the UK for the year 2018 based on the number of A* and A grades achieved for their A Levels.
Best Girls Boarding Schools in the UK League Table
The UK School League Tables are a good way for parents to decide on the type of school their want to send their children to, with girls schools being a good study environment for parents looking to give their girls that form of education. At Britannia StudyLink, we help parents find the best options to decide from,whether it be Top Co-Ed Boarding Schools in the UK 2018 or Top Boys Boarding School in the UK 2018. The A Levels A* and A Grades indicated below are the academic achievements for the year 2018.
A* and A Grade: 85.60%
Wycombe Abbey is one of the UK’s leading boarding schools and the top girls’ boarding school based on academic results. The founding Headmistress, Dame Frances Dove, dedication to the pursuit of excellence and the development of each pupil’s character and individual talents forms the foundation of Wycombe Abbey’s long, distinguished history. This serves as a guide for the School even to this day.
St Mary’s School – Ascot
A* and A Grade: 75.77%
St Mary’s School, Ascot is a Roman Catholic independent day and boarding school for girls in Ascot, Berkshire, England. It is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association. It was named 2015 “Public School of the Year” at the annual Tatler Schools Awards.
A* and A Grade: 70.00%
St Mary’s Calne is a boarding and day school for around 350 girls aged 11–18. The majority of girls are boarders. Surrounded by stunning greenery and Downs, the School is just a short drive away from Bristol and a few hours west of London. In a close-knit community, every girl has a Tutor and in the Sixth Form a Director of Study, to support and guide her through every stage of school life. They may obtain advice regarding organisational skills, subject choices at GCSE and A-level through to university application.
A* and A Grade: 67.47%
Downe House School is a selective independent girls’ day and boarding school in Cold Ash, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, for girls aged 11–18.
St Catherine’s School
A* and A Grade: 64.66%
St Catherine’s is an academically selective Church of England School with a strong focus on roundedness. It offers all its pupils access to a first rate education in the broadest sense. There are 900 pupils, aged 4 – 18, including some 260 in the Preparatory School, 160 boarders in the Senior School (from 11+) and 170 in the Sixth Form.
A* and A Grade: 64.02%
Badminton is a thriving day and boarding school which has remained at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK for well over 150 years. Whilst the School retains a nationally outstanding academic record, its focus continues to be on nurturing the girls’ natural curiosity and fuelling their passion for learning. Therefore, we select girls on their personal strengths and all-round ability, as well as their academic potential. It is a characteristic of Badminton girls that they are thoughtful individuals, able to evaluate information and decide for themselves. This approach extends beyond their studies and into the day-to-day life of the School, where girls are given a wide range of opportunities to grow, develop and express themselves in an enormous range of activities.
A* and A Grade: 63.03%
Located in Winchester, St Swithun’s School has a long-standing reputation for academic rigour. Weekly and full boarding options are available at the School. Boarders at St Swithun’s often comment that boarding is their favourite element of school-life. Full boarders make up just under a third of our boarders. A host of activities are offered at weekends. Boarders are expected to fully contribute to the School’s boarding community and to seek to improve it for the benefit everyone.
A* and A Grade: 62.50%
Settled in Mayfield, the School was originally founded in 1846 by Cornelia Connelly, a woman ahead of her time. In 1872 the School moved to The Old Palace of Archbishop of Canterbury. All Classrooms and facilities are situated on one site. The stunning medieval chapel that can seat every student is central to School’s life. There are four boarding houses that are split by age. Approximately a half of all pupils board, and Saturdays are free. The School encourages girls to question everything and not to take anything for granted.
A* and A Grade: 61.67%
Headington School is a short walk from central Oxford and highly accessible from the M40 motorway, the main A34 road and major international airports. The School is set on a secluded 23 acre site of green space and sports fields. The Prep School, a Victorian villa with woodlands and playing fields, is within the vicinity of the main school.
A* and A Grade: 55.99%
Founded in 1923, Benenden School lies in the heart of lush Kent countryside, with a vast 240 acres of field and forest in its possession. Roughly a third of girls are in the sixth form. There are six boarding Houses for 11-16 year olds (Echyngham, Guldeford, Hemsted, Marshall, Medway and Norris). The Sixth Form have their own Founders Sixth Form Centre, which is divided into four Houses (Beeches, Elms, Limes and Oaks).