Best Private Schools in Berkshire - Co-Ed, Boys, Girls

Overview

Berkshire has 25 private schools which take pupils of high school age, some of which also have primary and nursery schools as well. Half of the schools offer both day and boarding places and the other half offer day-only places. There is just one boarding-only school in Berkshire, Eton College.

Berkshire Independent School League Table 2018/19

Where Schools are Located

Berkshire is well covered by private schools. The biggest clusters of schools are in Reading, Ascot and Maidenhead.

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Best Private Schools in Berkshire

There are 25 independent schools in Berkshire.

Best Private Schools by GCSE Results

The top performing schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. LocationSt Mary's Road, Ascot, SL5 9JFGCSE A*/A: 95%
  2. LocationWindsor, SL4 6DWGCSE A*/A: 93%
  3. LocationThatcham, RG18 9JJGCSE A*/A: 83.5%
  4. Location17 Kendrick Road, Reading, RG1 5DZGCSE A*/A: 79.7%
  5. LocationHolme Park, Sonning Lane, RG4 6SUGCSE A*/A: 66.2%

Best Private Schools by A-Level Results

The top performing schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. LocationWindsor, SL4 6DWA-Level A*/A: 80.3%
  2. LocationSt Mary's Road, Ascot, SL5 9JFA-Level A*/A: 77.5%
  3. LocationSandleford Priory, Newbury, RG20 9BDA-Level A*/A: 67.1%
  4. LocationThatcham, RG18 9JJA-Level A*/A: 64.3%
  5. Location17 Kendrick Road, Reading, RG1 5DZA-Level A*/A: 52.7%

Best Boys Schools in Berkshire

There are 4 independent boys schools in Berkshire, Eton CollegeReading Blue Coat SchoolThe Oratory School and Shiplake College.

Best Private Boys Schools by GCSE Results

The top performing boys schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. LocationWindsor, SL4 6DWGCSE A*/A: 93%
  2. LocationHolme Park, Sonning Lane, RG4 6SUGCSE A*/A: 66.2%
  3. LocationReading, RG8 0PJGCSE A*/A: 37%

Best Private Boys Schools by A-Level Results

The top performing boys schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. LocationWindsor, SL4 6DWA-Level A*/A: 80.3%
  2. LocationHolme Park, Sonning Lane, RG4 6SUA-Level A*/A: 41.4%

Best Girls Schools in Berkshire

There are 7 independent girls schools in Berkshire.

Best Private Girls Schools by GCSE Results

The top performing girls schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. LocationSt Mary's Road, Ascot, SL5 9JFGCSE A*/A: 95%
  2. LocationThatcham, RG18 9JJGCSE A*/A: 83.5%
  3. Location17 Kendrick Road, Reading, RG1 5DZGCSE A*/A: 79.7%
  4. LocationReading, RG4 6DXGCSE A*/A: 60%
  5. LocationSandleford Priory, Newbury, RG20 9BDGCSE A*/A: 56.5%

Best Private Girls Schools by A-Level Results

The top performing girls schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. LocationSt Mary's Road, Ascot, SL5 9JFA-Level A*/A: 77.5%
  2. LocationSandleford Priory, Newbury, RG20 9BDA-Level A*/A: 67.1%
  3. LocationThatcham, RG18 9JJA-Level A*/A: 64.3%
  4. Location17 Kendrick Road, Reading, RG1 5DZA-Level A*/A: 52.7%
  5. LocationKings Road, Sunninghill, Ascot, SL5 7PSA-Level A*/A: 51.7%

Best Co-ed Schools in Berkshire

There are 13 private co-ed schools in Berkshire.

Best Private Co-Ed Schools by GCSE Results

The top performing private co-ed schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. LocationReading, RG7 6AUGCSE A*/A: 60%
  2. LocationShinfield Road, Reading, RG2 7EDGCSE A*/A: 56%
  3. LocationHeathlands Road, Wokingham, RG40 3ALGCSE A*/A: 49%
  4. LocationReading, RG1 5JTGCSE A*/A: 46%
  5. LocationSlough, SL3 7LUGCSE A*/A: 42%

Best Private Co-Ed Schools by A-Level Results

The top performing private co-ed schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. LocationReading, RG7 6AUA-Level A*/A: 33.3%
  2. LocationShinfield Road, Reading, RG2 7EDA-Level A*/A: 32.3%
  3. LocationBearwood Road, Wokingham, RG41 5BGA-Level A*/A: 30.5%
  4. LocationLuckley Road, Wokingham, RG40 3EUA-Level A*/A: 25%
  5. LocationReading, RG1 5JTA-Level A*/A: 16%

Berkshire Private School Costs (Averages)