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Top 50 Secondary schools in England by Key Stage 5 (A-Level) Average Point Score

Information regarding KS2 results: Most independent schools don't measure Key Stage 2 performance. Thus there is no direct comparison between state and independent primary schools available.
Information regarding GCSE results: There is a lot of controversy regarding league tables that show GCSE results. The Department for Education changed performance tables in 2014 to exclude re-sits, IGCSEs and a range of vocational qualifications. As a result some schools, particularly independent schools which often use IGCSEs (considered harder than GCSEs), appear to be performing far worse than they actually are. In fact a lot of independent schools have now dropped to the very bottom of the GCSE league tables. Here is a BBC article on the resulting controversy.
Information regarding gender filter: Where results are filtered by gender, the rank displayed remains the rank amongst all schools, not just schools of that gender.
Schools marked with a are schools that are ranked within the top 10% of all schools (England only) for at least one measure (i.e. Key Stage 2 performance, GCSE Attainment 8 or A-Level Average Point Score).
Rank School Summary School Type Performance
1 St Paul's Girls' School
Brook Green, Hammersmith, London Area, W6 7BS
  Last year ranked 7
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 53.9
2 King's College London Maths School
80 Kennington Road,London,SE11 6NJ
  Last year ranked 2
Academy school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 53.46
3 Westminster School
17 Dean's Yard, Westminster, London Area, SW1P 3PB
  Last year ranked 5
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 52.67
4 Magdalen College School
Cowley Place, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 1DZ
  Last year ranked 11
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 52.37
5 Brighton College
Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0AL
  Last year ranked 17
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 52.22
6 St Paul's School
Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London, London Area, SW13 9JT
  Last year ranked 12
Independent school
Boys
Avg Point Score: 52.1
7 Heathfield Community School
School Road,Monkton Heathfield,Taunton,Somerset,TA2 8PD
  Last year ranked 1
Secondary school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 52
8 Wycombe Abbey
Abbey Way, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PE
  Last year ranked 8
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 51.81
9 City of London School For Girls
St Giles' Terrace, Barbican, The City, London Area, EC2Y 8BB
  Last year ranked 16
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 51.75
10 King's College School (KCS)
Southside, Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon, London Area, SW19 4TT
  Last year ranked 3
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 51.74
11 The Perse School
Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8QF
  Last year ranked 4
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 51.71
12 North London Collegiate School
Canons, Canons Drive, Edgware, London Area, HA8 7RJ
  Last year ranked 19
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 51.02
13 Concord College
Acton Burnell Hall, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 7PF
  Last year ranked 6
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 50.66
14 Royal Grammar School
High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3BB
  Last year ranked 20
Independent school
Boys
Avg Point Score: 50.63
15 Guildford High School for Girls
London Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1SJ
  Last year ranked 9
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 50.59
16 The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
Butterfly Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3AF
  Last year ranked 14
Independent school
Boys
Avg Point Score: 50.53
17 Eton College
Eton, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6DW
  Last year ranked 13
Independent school
Boys
Avg Point Score: 50.3
18 Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet
Queen's Road,Barnet,Hertfordshire,EN5 4DQ
  Last year ranked 27
Academy school (Grammar)
Boys
Avg Point Score: 50.28
19 Queen Ethelburga's College
Thorpe Underwood Hall, Thorpe Underwood Estate, Ouseburn, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 9SS
  Last year ranked 65
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 50.18
20 Withington Girls' School
100 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M14 6BL
  Last year ranked 44
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 50.14
21 The Godolphin and Latymer School
Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London Area, W6 0PG
  Last year ranked 28
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 50
22 King Edward VI High School for Girls
Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2UB
  Last year ranked 102
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 49.94
23 Wilson's School
Mollison Drive,Wallington,Surrey,SM6 9JW
  Last year ranked 26
Academy school (Grammar)
Boys
Avg Point Score: 49.92
24 Sevenoaks School
High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HU
  Last year ranked 10
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 49.89
25 Lady Eleanor Holles School
Hanworth Road, Hampton, London Area, TW12 3HF
  Last year ranked 21
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 49.85
26 St Helen and St Katharine
Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BE
  Last year ranked 22
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 49.81
27 Reading School
Erleigh Road,Reading,Berkshire,RG1 5LW
  Last year ranked 30
Academy school (Grammar)
Boys
Avg Point Score: 49.78
28 Alleyn's School
Townley Road, Dulwich, London Area, SE22 8SU
  Last year ranked 18
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 49.69
28 Highgate School
North Road, Highgate, London Area, N6 4AY
  Last year ranked 33
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 49.69
30 The Henrietta Barnett School
Central Square,Hampstead Garden Suburb,London,NW11 7BN
  Last year ranked 15
Academy school (Grammar)
Girls
Avg Point Score: 49.61
31 James Allen's Girls' School
144 East Dulwich Grove, Dulwich, London, London Area, SE22 8TE
  Last year ranked 47
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 49.58
32 Winchester College
College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
  Last year ranked 29
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 49.23
33 St Mary's School Ascot
St Mary's Road, South Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9JF
  Last year ranked 31
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 49.16
34 Bancroft's School
High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0RF
  Last year ranked 24
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 49.04
35 St Albans High School for Girls
Townsend Avenue, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3SJ
  Last year ranked 83
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 48.83
36 The Tiffin Girls' School
Richmond Road,Kingston upon Thames,Surrey,KT2 5PL
  Last year ranked 41
Academy school (Grammar)
Girls
Avg Point Score: 48.78
37 Merchant Taylors' School
Sandy Lodge, Northwood, London Area, HA6 2HT
  Last year ranked 37
Independent school
Boys
Avg Point Score: 48.75
38 Wimbledon High School GDST
Mansel Road, Wimbledon, London Area, SW19 4AB
  Last year ranked 54
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 48.69
39 Cheltenham Ladies' College
Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3EP
  Last year ranked 86
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 48.3
40 Latymer Upper School
237 King Street, Hammersmith, London Area, W6 9LR
  Last year ranked 23
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 48.27
41 Radley College
Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR
  Last year ranked 51
Independent school
Boys
Avg Point Score: 48.15
42 Reigate Grammar School
Reigate Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0QS
  Last year ranked 72
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 48.14
42 Pate's Grammar School
Princess Elizabeth Way,Cheltenham,Gloucestershire,GL51 0HG
  Last year ranked 45
Academy school (Grammar)
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 48.14
44 St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School
Goddington Lane,Orpington,Kent,BR6 9SH
  Last year ranked 34
Secondary school (Grammar)
Boys
Avg Point Score: 48.1
45 Kingston Grammar School
London Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6PY
  Last year ranked 126
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 48.08
46 Notting Hill and Ealing High School GDST
2 Cleveland Road, Ealing, London Area, W13 8AX
  Last year ranked 112
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 48.06
47 Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls
Aldenham Road, Elstree, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3BT
  Last year ranked 25
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 48.02
48 City of London School
107 Queen Victoria Street, London, London Area, EC4V 3AL
  Last year ranked 41
Independent school
Boys
Avg Point Score: 47.96
49 The Abbey School
17 Kendrick Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5DZ
  Last year ranked 94
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 47.94
50 Babington House School
Grange Drive, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5ES
  Last year ranked 2562
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 47.86