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Top 50 Secondary schools in England by Key Stage 5 (A-Level and equivalent) 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 sit IGCSEs, 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 King's College London Maths School
80 Kennington Road, London, SE11 6NJ
  Last year ranked 2
Academy school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 54.17
2 Magdalen College School
Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DZ
  Last year ranked 4
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 52.45
3 St Paul's Girls' School
Brook Green, London, W6 7BS
  Last year ranked 1
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 52.41
4 Brighton College
Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 0AL
  Last year ranked 5
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 52.3
5 Westminster School
Little Dean''s Yard, London, SW1P 3PF
  Last year ranked 3
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 52.03
6 St Paul's School
Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9JT
  Last year ranked 6
Independent school
Boys
Avg Point Score: 51.97
7 King's College School (KCS)
Southside, Wimbledon Common, London, SW19 4TT
  Last year ranked 10
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 51.94
8 Heathfield Community School
School Road, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, TA2 8PD
  Last year ranked 7
Secondary school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 51.67
9 Concord College
Acton Burnell Hall, Shrewsbury, SY5 7PF
  Last year ranked 13
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 51.58
10 Godolphin and Latymer School
Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PG
  Last year ranked 21
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 51.49
11 Queen Ethelburga's College
Thorpe Underwood Hall, Thorpe Underwood Estate, York, YO26 9SS
  Last year ranked 19
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 51.45
12 City of London School For Girls
St Giles'' Terrace, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8BB
  Last year ranked 9
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 51.31
12 Oxford High School GDST
Belbroughton Road, Oxford, OX2 6XA
  Last year ranked 58
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 51.31
14 Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet
Queen's Road, Barnet, EN5 4DQ
  Last year ranked 18
Academy school (Grammar)
Boys
Avg Point Score: 51.3
15 Wycombe Abbey
Frances Dove Way, High Wycombe, HP11 1PE
  Last year ranked 8
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 50.91
16 St Mary's School Ascot
St Mary''s Road, South Ascot, SL5 9JF
  Last year ranked 33
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 50.86
17 King Edward VI High School for Girls
Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UB
  Last year ranked 22
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 50.8
18 Eton College
Eton, Windsor, SL4 6DW
  Last year ranked 17
Independent school
Boys
Avg Point Score: 50.6
19 The Perse School
Hills Road, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 8QF
  Last year ranked 11
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 50.55
20 City of London School
107 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 3AL
  Last year ranked 48
Independent school
Boys
Avg Point Score: 50.4
21 South Hampstead High School GDST
3 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SS
  Last year ranked 56
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 50.36
22 Guildford High School
London Road, Guildford, GU1 1SJ
  Last year ranked 15
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 50.24
23 Highgate School
North Road, Highgate, N6 4AY
  Last year ranked 28
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 50.22
24 Haberdashers' Boys' School
Butterfly Lane, Elstree, WD6 3AF
  Last year ranked 16
Independent school
Boys
Avg Point Score: 50.21
25 Lady Eleanor Holles School
Hanworth Road, Hampton, TW12 3HF
  Last year ranked 25
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 50.07
26 Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls
Aldenham Rd, Elstree, Borehamwood, WD6 3BT
  Last year ranked 47
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 49.85
27 Pate's Grammar School
Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham, GL51 0HG
  Last year ranked 42
Academy school (Grammar)
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 49.69
28 Abbey College Cambridge
Homerton Gardens, Purbeck Road, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8EB
  Last year ranked 197
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 49.59
29 Merchant Taylors' School
Sandy Lodge, Northwood, HA6 2HT
  Last year ranked 37
Independent school
Boys
Avg Point Score: 49.57
29 North London Collegiate School
Canons, Canons Drive, Middlesex, HA8 7RJ
  Last year ranked 12
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 49.57
31 Cheltenham Ladies' College
Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3EP
  Last year ranked 39
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 49.54
32 Hampton School
Hanworth Road, Hampton, TW12 3HD
  Last year ranked 72
Independent school
Boys
Avg Point Score: 49.3
33 The Henrietta Barnett School
Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 7BN
  Last year ranked 30
Academy school (Grammar)
Girls
Avg Point Score: 49.25
33 Withington Girls' School
Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6BL
  Last year ranked 20
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 49.25
35 Wimbledon High School GDST
Mansel Road, London, SW19 4AB
  Last year ranked 38
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 49.19
36 St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School
Goddington Lane, Orpington, BR6 9SH
  Last year ranked 44
Secondary school (Grammar)
Boys
Avg Point Score: 49.18
37 Royal Grammar School
High Street, Guildford, GU1 3BB
  Last year ranked 14
Independent school
Boys
Avg Point Score: 49.14
39 Sevenoaks School
High Street, Sevenoaks, TN13 1HU
  Last year ranked 24
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 49.1
40 Latymer Upper School and Latymer Prep School
237 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9LR
  Last year ranked 40
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 49.09
41 James Allen's Girls' School
East Dulwich Grove, London, SE22 8TE
  Last year ranked 31
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 49.02
42 The Tiffin Girls' School
Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5PL
  Last year ranked 36
Academy school (Grammar)
Girls
Avg Point Score: 49
43 St Albans High School for Girls
Townsend Avenue, St Albans, AL1 3SJ
  Last year ranked 35
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 48.88
44 University College School, Hampstead
Frognal, Hampstead, London, NW3 6XH
  Last year ranked 70
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 48.8
45 Putney High School GDST
35 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6BH
  Last year ranked 51
Independent school
Girls
Avg Point Score: 48.77
46 St Gabriel's School
St Gabriel''s, Sandleford Priory, RG20 9BD
  Last year ranked 202
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 48.45
47 Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2NL
  Last year ranked 63
Academy school (Grammar)
Girls
Avg Point Score: 48.36
48 Stephen Perse Foundation
Stephen Perse Foundation, Union Road, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HF
  Last year ranked 108
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 48.35
48 Stephen Perse Foundation (Dame Bradbury`s Junior School)
Stephen Perse Foundation, Union Road, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HF
  Last year ranked 108
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 48.35
48 Stephen Perse Foundation (Rosedale House Junior School)
Stephen Perse Foundation, Union Road, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HF
  Last year ranked 108
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 48.35
48 Stephen Perse Foundation (Sixth Form)
Stephen Perse Foundation, Union Road, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HF
  Last year ranked 108
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 48.35
49 Wellington College
Duke''s Ride, Crowthorne, RG45 7PU
  Last year ranked 61
Independent school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 48.32
50 London Academy of Excellence
Broadway House, 322 High Street, London, E15 1AJ
  Last year ranked 79
Academy school
Coeducational
Avg Point Score: 48.28