Which are THE best nearby London Private Schools 2024?

Looking for your nearest top performing London private schools 2024?

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How do I find the best 2024 London private Schools? 

The Guardian, The Times and The Telegraph websites allow you to add filters to their published league tables. You can pull out those schools for which you are in the catchment area.

2024 Best private schools in London

1. St Paul’s Girls’ School, Hammersmith (1)
2. St Paul’s School, Barnes (3)
3. North London Collegiate School, Edgware (4)
4. City of London School for Girls, Barbican (5)
5. King’s College School (KCS), Wimbledon (7=)
6. Westminster School (9)
7. Godolphin and Latymer, Hammersmith (12)
8. Highgate School (14)
9. City of London School (15)
10. James Allen’s Girls’ School, Dulwich (16)
11. Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith (18)
12. Alleyn’s School, Dulwich (21)
13. South Hampstead High School GDST (23)
14. Wimbledon High School GDST (24)
15. University College Senior School, Hampstead (28)
16. Trinity School, Croydon (31=)
17. Hampton School (33)
18. Kingston Grammar School (37)
19. Eltham College (38=)
20. Notting Hill and Ealing High School GDST (40)

 

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How do I interpret the Top private Schools’ league tables?

The London independent school league table rankings are based on the latest exam results. These are usually the previous independent school year group’s…

  • GCSE exam results
  • A-Level exam results

ASK YOURSELF, which independent school best suits your child’s specific needs?

 

Our intro to London Prep Schools

Prep (Preparatory) schools are those that therefore cater for students up to the age of 13 to ‘prepare’ learners for school entrance to the public (expensive and exclusive schools for 13-18-year-olds) and independent secondary schools.

As each private school manages its own admission procedures, these, therefore, vary greatly. Most private schools are however academically selective and administer some kind of assessment.

For children, up to 7, a prep school would therefore usually ‘assess’ prospective students through an interview and a taster day at the school. There are however schools the make use of 7+ formal assessments.

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Prep Schools Entry 

Prep (Preparatory) schools are those that cater for students up to the age of 13 to ‘prepare’ learners for school entrance to the public (expensive and exclusive schools for 13-18-year-olds) and independent secondary schools.

You can then find the Website and Admissions pages for these schools either through the below links or by going to our various pages like:

As each private school manages their own admission procedures, these vary greatly. Most private schools are however academically selective and administer some kind of assessment.

For children, up to 7, a prep school would usually ‘assess’ prospective students through an interview and a taster day at the school. There are however private school entry requirements for:

 

Private secondary school entrance tips

As each private school manages their own admission procedures, these vary greatly. Most private schools are however academically selective and even those that don’t, require an interview to see whether your child would fit into their particular school environment.

Academically selective schools assess their pupils either at 11+ or 13+. These may include Maths 11 plusEnglish 11 plusverbal reasoning 11 plusNon-verbal reasoning 11 plus and exams on various other subjects. The best would be to check the Admissions page of your preferred schools.

 

London Ofsted Reports for its private schools

What are Ofsted reports?

  • Well firstly these are something that you must check for each independent school of interest.
  • Each Ofsted report is an analysis of that school’s teachers’ professional competence
  • Plus, how well performance standards have been met across the independent school. There are three possible outcomes: under-achieving; achieving; or outstanding.

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London’s Top private Schools’ A-Level results

Welcome to our specialist info on London’s Top Independent Schools’ A-Level results.

Which London indepdent schools exceed national averages?

  • For GCSEs
  • A-Levels

London’s Top Independent Schools’ A-Level results

The percentage of A Level entries with A / A* grades is the basis for our Table’s A-Level rankings.

Enjoy our Top 40 Independent Schools’ A-Level results!

 

London's Top Independent Schools' A-Level results. Arial pic of London

Top 10 Independent Schools’ A-Level results 2020

A / A* gradesDay Fees
189.88St Paul’s Girls’ SchoolDayGirls24,891
288.92Westminster SchoolBothCo-ed (Boys Only 7-16)29,709
384.73St Paul’s SchoolBothBoys25,032
482.35City of London School for GirlsDayGirls18,384
580.21James Allen’s Girls’ SchoolDayGirls17,991
678.63King’s College School – WimbledonDayBoys (Co-ed 6th form)21,600
776.17Highgate SchoolDayCo-ed20,970
875.7Alleyn’s School, DulwichDayCo-ed19,851
972.6Godolphin & Latymer SchoolDayGirls21,615
1071.75Wimbledon High SchoolDayGirls18,810
 

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Next 30 Independent Schools’ A-Levels

University College School

 

Day

 

 

Boys (Co-ed 6th form)

 

20,328

1270.05South Hampstead High SchoolDayGirls18,654
1369.05Putney High SchoolDayGirls18,900
1468.44City of London School for BoysDayBoys17,901
1566.94Latymer Upper SchoolDayCo-ed20,130
1665.44Notting Hill and Ealing High SchoolDayGirls18,561
1763.37Channing SchoolDayGirls19,410
1863.19Eltham CollegeDayBoys (Co-ed 6th form)17,775
1962.62Dulwich CollegeBothBoys20,448
2056.07Francis Holland School – Regent’s ParkDayGirls20,040
2155.26Queen’s Gate – KensingtonDayGirls20,550
2254.76St James Independent School For Senior GirlsDayGirls20,100
2354.37St Dunstan’s CollegeDayCo-ed
2452.27Queen’s College – LondonDayGirls19,125
2649.23The Harrodian SchoolDayCo-ed23,040
2748.41Forest School – LondonDayCo-ed18,681
2847.1Brampton CollegeDayCo-ed19,935
2946.59Colfe’s SchoolDayCo-ed16,929
3046.26Ibstock Place SchoolDayCo-ed20,880
3141.67St Benedict’s SchoolDayCo-ed16,845
3241.24Albemarle Independent CollegeDayCo-ed21,000
3341Francis Holland School – Sloane SquareDayGirls20,910
3439The Arts Educational SchoolDayCo-ed16,830
3538.58Mill Hill SchoolBothCo-ed21,141
3635.11Streatham & Clapham School GDSTDayGirls (Co-ed 3-5)17,622
3734.29Mander Portman Woodward – LondonDayCo-ed30,678
3831.3Blackheath High SchoolDayGirls16,494
3930.5Chelsea Independent CollegeBothCo-ed24,000
4029.25Sydenham High School GDSTDayGirls16,737

Best private schools uk 2024

1St Paul’s Girls’ School, Hammersmith (1)
2Guildford High School (5)
3St Paul’s School, Barnes (2)
4North London Collegiate School, Edgware (10)
5City of London School for Girls, Barbican (14)
6Tonbridge School (8)
7=King’s College School (KCS), Wimbledon (3)
7=. Magdalen College School, Oxford (19)
9Westminster School (7)
10King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham (15)
11Brighton College (9)
12Godolphin and Latymer (4)
13Cardiff Sixth Form College (16=)
14Highgate School (21)
15City of London School (11=)
16James Allen’s Girls’ School (48)
17. Wycombe Abbey (11=)
17Queen Ethelburga’s College (53)
18Latymer Upper School (25)
19Withington Girls’ School (28=)
20Sevenoaks School (6)

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