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Ranking Methodology

We have calculated our league tables using data published by the Department for Education. If you click on a school's name below you will be taken to where the school is on our schools map allowing you to see its latest inspection report, inspection rating and a wealth of other information about the school such as detailed exam results, website, parents' opinions, local authority website and more. For further information regarding exam results, see our results explained guide.
I have seen schools in different positions on other league tables, why is that?

Depending upon what measures you use for comparison in league tables the order of the schools will change. Where available we have chosen pupil's Average Point Score (APS) as a measure, as it is very granular. As this measure in no longer available for primary school pupils, we have calculated our leagues tables this year by sorting primary schools based on the “percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and maths” and then by the “percentage of pupils achieving at a higher standard in reading, writing and maths“.

Schools marked with a are schools that are ranked within the top 10% of all schools (England only), based upon their pupils' exam results.

League Tables

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Top 50 schools in England by Key Stage 5 (A-Level) average 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.

There have been many changes to Key Stage 2 testing this year. Final year primary pupils sat a raft of tough new tests in the summer. Only 53% of pupils passed, compared to the 80% who passed easier tests in 2015.

We used to base our league tables on pupil’s Average Point Scores, however these are no longer reported and so instead we have calculated our leagues tables this year by sorting primary schools based on the “percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and maths” and then by the “percentage of pupils achieving at a higher standard in reading, writing and maths“.

Information regarding GCSE results
There has been a lot of controversy this year regarding 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.
Rank School Summary School Type Performance
1 Heathfield Community School
School Road,Monkton Heathfield,Taunton,Somerset,TA2 8PD
  Last year ranked 4
Secondary school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 53.64
2 King's College London Maths School
80 Kennington Road,London,SE11 6NJ,SE11 6NJ
  Last year ranked 19
Free schools 16 to 19
Coeducational
Performance Score: 53.22
3 King's College School (KCS)
Southside, Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon, London Area, SW19 4TT
  Last year ranked 9
Independent school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 53.02
4 The Perse School
Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8QF
  Last year ranked 22
Independent school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 52.76
5 Westminster School
17 Dean's Yard, Westminster, London Area, SW1P 3PB
  Last year ranked 2
Independent school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 52.67
6 Concord College
Acton Burnell Hall, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 7PF
  Last year ranked 7
Independent school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 52.16
7 St Paul's Girls' School
Brook Green, Hammersmith, London Area, W6 7BS
  Last year ranked 1
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 52.13
8 Wycombe Abbey
Abbey Way, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PE
  Last year ranked 6
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 51.88
9 Guildford High School for Girls
London Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1SJ
  Last year ranked 13
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 51.82
10 Sevenoaks School
High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HU
  Last year ranked 21
Independent school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 51.59
11 Magdalen College School
Cowley Place, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 1DZ
  Last year ranked 3
Independent school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 51.54
12 St Paul's School
Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London, London Area, SW13 9JT
  Last year ranked 5
Independent school
Boys
Performance Score: 51.37
13 Eton College
Eton, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6DW
  Last year ranked 12
Independent school
Boys
Performance Score: 50.86
14 Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
Butterfly Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3AF
  Last year ranked 16
Independent school
Boys
Performance Score: 50.71
15 The Henrietta Barnett School
Central Square,Hampstead Garden Suburb,London,NW11 7BN
  Last year ranked 16
Secondary school (Grammar)
Girls
Performance Score: 50.7
16 City of London School For Girls
St Giles' Terrace, Barbican, The City, London Area, EC2Y 8BB
  Last year ranked 27
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 50.67
17 Brighton College
Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0AL
  Last year ranked 18
Independent school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 50.41
18 Alleyn's School
Townley Road, Dulwich, London Area, SE22 8SU
  Last year ranked 34
Independent school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 50.35
19 North London Collegiate School
Canons, Canons Drive, Edgware, London Area, HA8 7RJ
  Last year ranked 8
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 50.34
20 Royal Grammar School
High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3BB
  Last year ranked 23
Independent school
Boys
Performance Score: 49.83
21 Lady Eleanor Holles School
Hanworth Road, Hampton, London Area, TW12 3HF
  Last year ranked 28
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 49.78
22 St Helen and St Katharine
Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BE
  Last year ranked 55
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 49.53
23 Latymer Upper School
237 King Street, Hammersmith, London Area, W6 9LR
  Last year ranked 25
Independent school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 49.43
24 Bancroft's School
High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0RF
  Last year ranked 39
Independent school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 49.3
25 Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls
Aldenham Road, Elstree, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3BT
  Last year ranked 20
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 49.19
26 Wilson's School
Mollison Drive,Wallington,Surrey,SM6 9JW
  Last year ranked 38
Secondary school (Grammar)
Boys
Performance Score: 49.17
27 Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet
Queen's Road,Barnet,Hertfordshire,EN5 4DQ
  Last year ranked 15
Secondary school (Grammar)
Boys
Performance Score: 48.94
28 The Godolphin and Latymer School
Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London Area, W6 0PG
  Last year ranked 14
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 48.73
29 Winchester College
College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
  Last year ranked 36
Independent school
Boys
Performance Score: 48.7
30 Reading School
Erleigh Road,Reading,Berkshire,RG1 5LW
  Last year ranked 57
Secondary school (Grammar)
Boys
Performance Score: 48.67
31 St Mary's School Ascot
St Mary's Road, South Ascot, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9JF
  Last year ranked 48
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 48.64
32 Harrow School
5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, London Area, HA1 3HP
  Last year ranked 64
Independent school
Boys
Performance Score: 48.62
33 Highgate School
North Road, Highgate, London Area, N6 4AY
  Last year ranked 66
Independent school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 48.37
34 St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School
Goddington Lane,Orpington,Kent,BR6 9SH
  Last year ranked 37
Secondary school (Grammar)
Boys
Performance Score: 48.29
34 South Hampstead High School GDST
3 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, London Area, NW3 5SS
  Last year ranked 62
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 48.29
36 St Mary's Calne
Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DF
  Last year ranked 87
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 48.27
37 Merchant Taylors' School
Sandy Lodge, Northwood, London Area, HA6 2HT
  Last year ranked 52
Independent school
Boys
Performance Score: 48.22
38 St Albans School
Abbey Gateway, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4HB
  Last year ranked 53
Independent school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 48.2
39 Wellington College
Duke's Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7PU
  Last year ranked 50
Independent school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 48.09
40 The Stephen Perse Foundation
Union Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HF
  Last year ranked 23
Independent school
Coeducational
Performance Score: 48.07
41 The Tiffin Girls' School
Richmond Road,Kingston upon Thames,Surrey,KT2 5PL
  Last year ranked 32
Secondary school (Grammar)
Girls
Performance Score: 48.06
41 City of London School
107 Queen Victoria Street, London, London Area, EC4V 3AL
  Last year ranked 41
Independent school
Boys
Performance Score: 48.06
43 King Edward's School, Birmingham
Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2UA
  Last year ranked 33
Independent school
Boys
Performance Score: 47.89
44 Withington Girls' School
100 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M14 6BL
  Last year ranked 26
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 47.77
45 Pate's Grammar School
Princess Elizabeth Way,Cheltenham,Gloucestershire,GL51 0HG
  Last year ranked 45
Secondary school (Grammar)
Coeducational
Performance Score: 47.73
46 The Manchester Grammar School
Old Hall Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 0XT
  Last year ranked 69
Independent school
Boys
Performance Score: 47.7
47 James Allen's Girls' School
144 East Dulwich Grove, Dulwich, London, London Area, SE22 8TE
  Last year ranked 10
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 47.65
48 Tonbridge School
High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1JP
  Last year ranked 35
Independent school
Boys
Performance Score: 47.56
49 Channing School
The Bank, Highgate, London, London Area, N6 5HF
  Last year ranked 43
Independent school
Girls
Performance Score: 47.52
50 Hampton School
Hanworth Road, Hampton, London Area, TW12 3HD
  Last year ranked 58
Independent school
Boys
Performance Score: 47.47