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

GCSE RankA*/ A%SchoolGenderDay / BoardingDay FeesBoarding Fees
195.0St Mary's School (Ascot)GirlsDay & Boarding£29,010£40,740
293.0Eton CollegeBoysBoardingN/A£42,501
383.5Downe House SchoolGirlsDay & Boarding£9,705£39,150
483.0Wellington CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£30,375£40,800
579.7The Abbey SchoolGirlsDay£18,000N/A
666.2Reading Blue Coat SchoolBoys / Co-edDay£17,514N/A
760.0Bradfield CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£31,080£38,850
1056.0Leighton Park SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£19,275£30,780
1149.3The Marist SchoolGirlsDay£15,840N/A
1249.0Holme GrangeCo-edDay£14,550N/A
1346.0St Joseph’s College (Reading)Co-edDay£12,000N/A
1443.9St George's School (Ascot)GirlsDay & Boarding£23,490£36,525
1542.0Long Close SchoolCo-edDay£15,480N/A
1640.9LVS AscotCo-edDay & Boarding£17,634£31,410
1740.2Reddam House School (Berkshire)Co-edDay & Boarding£18,330£29,526
1837.0The Oratory SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£17,424£24,057
1935.0Pangbourne CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£18,000£25,860
2030.2Claires Court SchoolDiamondDay£16,380N/A
2130.0Luckley House SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£17,376£30,405
2215.4Beech Lodge SchoolCo-edDay£22,740N/A

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

FEATURED
Queen Anne’s School Logo
Location
Reading, RG4 6DX
Gender:
Girls
School Type:
Day & Boarding
Annual Fees:
£25,110
FEATURED
Location
Sandleford Priory, Newbury, RG20 9BD
Gender:
Girls
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£17,301

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%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£3,297£31,080£18,508
Boarding Places£24,057£42,501£34,473

Best Boys Schools in Berkshire

There are 3 independent boys schools in Berkshire, Eton CollegeReading Blue Coat 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%

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%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£17,514£19,140£18,327
Boarding Places£35,760£42,501£39,131

Best Girls Schools in Berkshire

FEATURED
Queen Anne’s School Logo
Location
Reading, RG4 6DX
Gender:
Girls
School Type:
Day & Boarding
Annual Fees:
£25,110
FEATURED
Location
Sandleford Priory, Newbury, RG20 9BD
Gender:
Girls
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£17,301

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%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£9,705£29,010£19,779
Boarding Places£36,525£40,740£39,098

Best Co-ed Schools in Berkshire

There are 14 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%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£3,297£31,080£18,051
Boarding Places£24,057£40,800£31,382

Berkshire Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£18,508£34,473
Boys£18,327£39,131
Girls£19,779£39,098
Co-Ed£18,051£31,382