League Table: GCSE Results 2019

The Telegraph newspaper has recently released the GCSE results of over 300 schools in the UK. It shows the percentage of students that scored between A*-A grades in their exams.

It is important for parents to consider how a school’s GCSE results may determine the success of their child. At Britannia StudyLink, we assist parents in choosing the right secondary schools for their children to attend based on their academic performance.

Listed below are the Telegraph GCSE Results Table 2019. The schools listed here can give you a slight benchmark on how to choose the right school, but that should not be the only factors to consider. The September 2019 intake will be the first opportunity for students to apply to these schools, followed by the second cohort under January 2019. 

For more information, see our guide on Britannia StudyLink’s UK boarding school application process.
The following are Telegraph’s UK GCSE Results Table 2019:

RankSchoolA*-A or 9-7 entries (%)Candidates
1Westminster School, Westminster98.61120
2Guildford High School for Girls, Guildford97.27111
3North London Collegiate School, Edgware96.29112
4King’s College School (KCS), Wimbledon95.88153
5St Mary’s School Ascot, Ascot94.9759
6City of London School, London94.62137
7City of London School For Girls, The City94.16107
8Brighton College, Brighton93.93199
8The Perse School, Cambridge93.93176
10Magdalen College School, Oxford93.4595
11King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham92.9794
12South Hampstead High School GDST, Hampstead92.17101
13Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Borehamwood92.13113
14University College School, Hampstead, Hampstead91.61129
15James Allen’s Girls’ School, London91.53123
16Wimbledon High School GDST, Wimbledon91.2986
17Hampton School, Hampton90.6208
18Withington Girls’ School, Manchester90.381
19Highgate School, Highgate90.21167
20St Albans High School for Girls, St Albans90.1893
21Royal Grammar School, Guildford89.75148
22Notting Hill and Ealing High School GDST, Ealing89.4790
23Trinity School, Croydon89.23123
24The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Elstree88.94176
25The Manchester Grammar School, Manchester88.87195
26Oxford High School GDST, Oxford88.4179
27Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood88.1159
28Kingston Grammar School, Kingston upon Thames87.34117
29Alleyn’s School, Dulwich87.07141
30Eltham College, Mottingham85.398
31King Edward’s School, Birmingham, Birmingham85.29121
32St Helen’s School, Northwood85.24112
33Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge84.9597
34Channing School, London84.8192
35Concord College, Shrewsbury84.3880
36St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon84.18101
37Dulwich College, Dulwich83.94215
38Bancroft’s School, Woodford Green83.77128
39Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne83.38142
40St Catherine’s, Bramley, Guildford83.0597
41Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park, London83.0475
42Putney High School GDST, Putney82.1896
43City of London Freemen’s School, Ashtead81.9399
44Whitgift School, South Croydon81.71205
45St Albans School, St Albans81.3134
46Palmers Green High School, Winchmore Hill81.0325
47St John’s College, Cardiff, Cardiff80.3347
48Queen Ethelburga’s College, York80.1266
49The Abbey School, Reading79.66104
50St George’s College Weybridge, Addlestone79.51143
51Oundle School, Peterborough79.42189
52Chigwell School, Chigwell79.3580
53Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks78.1464
54Loughborough High School, Loughborough78.0684
55Caterham School, Caterham77.89153
56Badminton School, Bristol77.3549
57Queen’s College London, London77.0459
58Headington School, Oxford76.7123
59Burgess Hill Girls, Burgess Hill76.5643
60St John’s School, Leatherhead76.03141
61Leicester Grammar School, Great Glen75.85139
62Bishop’s Stortford College, Bishop’s Stortford74.8115
63St James Senior Girls’ School, London74.737
64Forest School, London74.13158
65Epsom College, Epsom73.84133
66Sheffield High School for Girls, Sheffield73.7284
67Ibstock Place School, Roehampton73.69109
68Exeter School, Exeter73.62118
69St Michael’s School, Llanelli73.4747
70Howell’s School Llandaff GDST, Cardiff73.4663
71Northwood College for Girls GDST, Northwood73.3761
72St Francis’ College, Letchworth Garden City73.3340
73The Ladies’ College, Guernsey73.2154
74Croydon High School GDST, South Croydon73.1941
75Manchester High School for Girls, Manchester72.9598
76The Maynard School, Exeter72.9250
77Bablake School, Coventry72.73100
78Sir William Perkins’s School, Chertsey72.6295
79Nottingham Girls’ High School GDST, Nottingham72.5382
80Derby High School, Derby72.0750
81Streatham and Clapham High School GDST, Streatham72.0677
82King’s High School, Warwick71.9107
83Norwich School, Norwich71.58126
84Nottingham High School, Nottingham71.2396
85Bradford Grammar School, Bradford71.13134
86Churcher’s College, Petersfield70.79125
87Ruthin School, Ruthin70.641
88Charterhouse, Godalming70.58132
89Immanuel College, Bushey70.0687
90Leicester High School for Girls, Leicester69.6938
91Surbiton High School, Kingston upon Thames69.59177
92Queen’s Gate School, London69.5461
93The King’s School, Canterbury, Canterbury69.36173
94King Edward’s School, Bath69.23128
95St Augustine’s Priory, Ealing68.8437
96St Peter’s School, York68.69110
97The King’s School, Cheshire, Chester68.47107
98Canford School, Wimborne68.38123
99Blackheath High School GDST, Blackheath67.9552
100The Royal High School Bath GDST, Bath67.9174
101Bolton School Girls’ Division, Bolton67.8299
102Mayfield School, Mayfield67.3661
103Bromley High School GDST, Bromley67.396
103The Cathedral School Llandaff, Cardiff67.371
105Sutton High School GDST, Sutton66.6769
106Roedean School, Brighton66.5297
107Reading Blue Coat School, Reading66.2498
108Warwick School, Warwick66.11138
109Bedford Modern School, Bedford66.07145
110The King’s School, Worcester65.76129
111The Towers Convent School, Steyning65.5327
112Monmouth School for Girls, Monmouth65.4180
113The Leys School, Cambridge65.21106
114Jersey College for Girls, Jersey65.15103
115Haileybury, Hertford65.06127
116The Grange School, Northwich64.5596
117Ardingly College, Haywards Heath64.46111
117Redmaids’ High School, Bristol64.4684
119Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital, Bristol64.295
120Yarm School, Yarm64.12109
121Ipswich School, Ipswich63.97108
122Norwich High School GDST, Norwich63.854
123Woldingham School, Caterham63.6772
124Cheadle Hulme School, Cheadle63.42150
125Wakefield Girls’ High School, Wakefield63.2299
126Ipswich High School, Ipswich62.9441
126St Nicholas’ School, Fleet62.9432
128Newcastle-under-Lyme School, Newcastle-under-Lyme62.85102
129Hymers College, Hull62.7108
130Brentwood School, Brentwood62.64158
131Cranford House School, Wallingford62.5933
132The John Lyon School, Harrow on the Hill62.3889
133The Queen’s School, Chester, Chester62.3258
134Bristol Grammar School, Bristol62.31141
135St Margaret’s School, Bushey62.2653
136Lingfield College, Lingfield62.15100
137Newcastle High School for Girls GDST, Newcastle upon Tyne61.5569
138Tudor Hall School, Banbury61.4856
139St Mary’s School, Cambridge, Cambridge61.179
140North Bridge House Senior Canonbury, London61.0231
141The Portsmouth Grammar School, Portsmouth60.88163
142d’Overbroeck’s*, Oxford60.5637
143Bruton School for Girls, Bruton60.4227
144Stockport Grammar School, Stockport59.57164
145RGS Worcester, Worcester59.5595
146The King’s School, Macclesfield58.76124
147Northampton High School GDST, Northampton58.3379
148St Benedict’s School, Ealing58.29121
149Queen Margaret’s School, York58.0739
150King Henry VIII School, Coventry57.43102
151Kimbolton School, Huntingdon57.19102
152Mill Hill School, Mill Hill56.98146
153St Dunstan’s College, Catford56.9685
154Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh56.7484
155Farnborough Hill, Farnborough56.62101
156Truro School, Truro56.35125
157Birkenhead School, Wirral56.1264
158Brighton Girls GDST, Brighton5660
159St Columba’s College, St Albans55.95104
160St Gabriel’s School, Newbury55.8845
161Monmouth School for Boys, Monmouth55.6980
162King’s Ely, Ely55.68102
163Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester55.5642
164St Catherine’s School, Twickenham, Twickenham55.4844
165Leighton Park School, Reading55.4484
166Birkdale School, Sheffield55.1864
167Edgbaston High School for Girls, Birmingham55.1565
168Harrogate Ladies’ College, Harrogate55.1152
169Rougemont School, Newport55.0638
170Bolton School Boys’ Division, Bolton54.98130
171Malvern St James Girls’ School, Great Malvern54.8966
172Bosworth Independent College, Northampton54.731
173Oldham Hulme Grammar Schools, Oldham54.5285
174Shrewsbury High School GDST, Shrewsbury54.3649
175Bury Grammar School, Bury53.93117
176Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield53.51104
177Royal Russell School, Croydon53.27110
178Stafford Grammar School, Stafford52.7341
179Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School, Liverpool52.5261
180Saint Martin’s, Solihull52.1736
181Colfe’s School, Lee52.1197
182Ashville College, Harrogate51.9887
183Talbot Heath School, Bournemouth51.9147
184Oakham School, Oakham51.88155
185Ackworth School, Pontefract51.6249
186Wolverhampton Grammar School, Wolverhampton51.5283
187AKS, Lytham St Annes51.2670
188Salesian College, Farnborough50.99102
189St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh, Edinburgh50.5765
189Kingham Hill School, Chipping Norton50.5745
191Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School, Liverpool50.5491
192Glenalmond College, Perth50.4257
193Derby Grammar School, Derby50.2226
194Wellingborough School, Wellingborough50.1793
195Abbot’s Hill School, Hemel Hempstead49.9553
196Godolphin School, Salisbury49.8160
197Moreton Hall, Oswestry49.6563
198New Hall School, Chelmsford49.51128
199Hereford Cathedral School, Hereford49.4483
200West Buckland School, Barnstaple49.3573
201The Marist School, Ascot49.2556
202Sancton Wood School, Cambridge48.4629
203Notre Dame Senior School, Cobham48.0749
204St Mary’s School, Shaftesbury, Shaftesbury48.0228
205Bellerbys College Brighton, Brighton47.6967
206Red House School, Stockton-on-Tees47.6429
207Our Lady’s Abingdon School, Abingdon46.839
208The Royal School, Armagh46.49107
209Mander Portman Woodward (MPW), South Kensington46.2646
210Wellington School, Wellington45.98100
211Our Lady of Sion School, Worthing45.6560
212Durham High School for Girls, Durham45.4748
213Thetford Grammar School, Thetford45.4529
214Loretto School, Musselburgh45.4263
215The Royal School Dungannon, Dungannon45.394
216Claremont Fan Court School, Esher45.1970
216Blanchelande College, Guernsey45.1932
218Queenswood, Hatfield45.1764
219Alderley Edge School for Girls, Alderley Edge44.5456
220Culford School, Bury St Edmunds44.4489
221Windermere School, Windermere44.1550
222The Royal School, Haslemere, Haslemere44.1244
223St George’s School, Ascot, Ascot43.8643
224Queen’s College, Taunton43.7787
225St Leonards, St Andrews43.5773
226Hill House School, Doncaster43.4859
227Taunton Senior School, Taunton43.09108
228Park School for Girls, Ilford42.9728
229St Bede’s College, Manchester42.1180
230Westholme School, Blackburn42.0271
231Christ College, Brecon41.0261
232Mount Kelly, Tavistock40.9667
233Durham School, Durham40.9577
234St Edward’s Senior & Sixth Form, Cheltenham40.2766
235Reddam House, Berkshire, Wokingham39.9546
236Pocklington School, York39.8974
237Rye St Antony School, Oxford39.7133
238Elizabeth College, Guernsey39.6478
239Princess Helena College, Hitchin39.4333
240Bede’s Senior School, Hailsham38.62141
241Saint Felix School, Southwold38.5230
242Scarborough College, Scarborough38.3445
243King William’s College, Castletown37.7946
244Lewes Old Grammar School, Lewes37.7697
245St Edmund’s College, Ware37.6779
246Plymouth College, Plymouth37.2988
247St Mary’s School, Colchester, Colchester37.2646
248Akeley Wood, Buckingham37.1485
249Ditcham Park School, Petersfield36.1441
250Clifton High School, Bristol36.0847
251St Edmund’s School Canterbury, Canterbury35.9962
252Kent College, Canterbury35.5778
253Ryde School, Ryde35.2959
254Woodhouse Grove School, Apperley Bridge34.68101
255Scarisbrick Hall School, Ormskirk34.3846
256The King’s School, Eastleigh34.2726
257Abbey Gate College, Chester3462
258Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Tring33.7150
259Rookwood School, Andover33.5453
260Colchester High School, Colchester33.3354
260Bournemouth Collegiate School, Bournemouth33.3351
262Teesside High School, Eaglescliffe33.0932
263St John’s College, Southsea32.6459
264The Gregg School, Southampton32.5862
265More House School, Knightsbridge32.1630
266Thorpe Hall School, Southend-on-Sea31.736
267Meoncross School, Fareham30.9932
268Ashford School, Ashford30.8478
269Lincoln Minster School, Lincoln30.6659
270Claires Court Schools, Maidenhead29.42110
271DLD College London, London28.0748
272Wisbech Grammar School, Wisbech28.0260
273Longridge Towers School, Berwick-upon-Tweed27.7635
274St James Senior Boys’ School, Ashford27.4273
275Mount House School, Barnet27.3427
276Rochester Independent College, Rochester25.8841
277Shoreham College, Shoreham-by-Sea25.3442
278Leehurst Swan Limited, Salisbury2528
279Oswestry School, Oswestry24.851
280Gosfield School, Halstead24.5431
281Beech House School, Rochdale24.2227
282Saint Nicholas School, Old Harlow23.4230
283Bowbrook House School, Pershore23.0531
284Tettenhall College, Wolverhampton20.4527
285The Hammond, Chester20.0829
286Abbotsholme School, Uttoxeter2036
287Tower College, Rainhill19.9225
288Adcote School for Girls, Shrewsbury19.3825
289Thorpe House School, Gerrards Cross19.1636
290St David’s College, Llandudno18.5833
291Hipperholme Grammar School, Halifax18.2627
292Stover School, Newton Abbot17.9634
293Buckswood School, Hastings16.1841
294More House School, Farnham13.7563
295Trinity School, Teignmouth8.332
296Bredon School, Tewkesbury5.0429
297The Alternative School, Padiham048

Secondary School League Table 2019

The Secondary School education journey begins from year 7 to year 13. At year 11 (Age 15+), students will sit for their first major examination which is GCSE / Pre-A-Levels. In year 12 and year 13, also known as the Sixth Form, typically, a pupil prepares to sit for the A-Levels examination.

You can find the performance of all the top independent schools in the UK by referring to the GCSE results above. The GCSE results table ranks the top 300 secondary schools in the UK by percentage of students obtaining A*-A or 9-7 entries in their respective schools.

For year 12 and 13 or A-level results, please refer to our A-Level League Table Results 2019 writeup.