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

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1. 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.

2. Berkshire Independent School League Table 2018/19

GCSE RankA*/ A%SchoolGenderDay / BoardingDay FeesBoarding Fees
195.0St Mary's School (Ascot)GirlsDay & Boarding£27,630£38,790
293.0Eton CollegeBoysBoardingN/A£42,501
383.5Downe House SchoolGirlsDay & Boarding£29,115£39,150
483.0Wellington CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£30,375£40,800
579.7The Abbey SchoolGirlsDay£17,640N/A
666.2Reading Blue Coat SchoolBoys / Co-edDay£17,514N/A
760.0Bradfield CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£31,080£38,850
860.0Queen Anne’s SchoolGirlsDay & Boarding£24,615£38,070
956.5St Gabriel's SchoolGirlsDay£17,301N/A
1056.0Leighton Park SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£18,765£29,955
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£17,970£28,665
1837.0The Oratory SchoolBoysDay & 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

3. Where Schools are Located

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

4. View Berkshire Private Schools by Location

5. Best Private Schools in Berkshire

There are 25 independent schools in Berkshire.

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

  1. St Mary's School (Ascot) (95% A*/A)
  2. Eton College (93% A*/A)
  3. Downe House School (83.5% A*/A)
  4. The Abbey School (79.7% A*/A)
  5. Reading Blue Coat School (66.2% A*/A)

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

  1. Eton College (80.3% A*/A)
  2. St Mary's School (Ascot) (77.5% A*/A)
  3. St Gabriel's School (67.1% A*/A)
  4. Downe House School (64.3% A*/A)
  5. The Abbey School (52.7% A*/A)

Day places in Berkshire range from £3,297 to £31,080 (averaging £19,168).

Boarding places in Berkshire range from £24,057 to £42,501 (averaging £34,045).

6. Best Boys Schools in Berkshire

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

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

  1. Eton College (93% A*/A)
  2. Reading Blue Coat School (66.2% A*/A)
  3. The Oratory School (37% A*/A)

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

  1. Eton College (80.3% A*/A)
  2. Reading Blue Coat School (41.4% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £17,424 to £18,675 (averaging £17,871) and fees for boarding places ranging from £24,057 to £42,501 (averaging £33,816).

7. Best Girls Schools in Berkshire

There are 7 independent girls schools in Berkshire.

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

  1. St Mary's School (Ascot) (95% A*/A)
  2. Downe House School (83.5% A*/A)
  3. The Abbey School (79.7% A*/A)
  4. Queen Anne’s School (60% A*/A)
  5. St Gabriel's School (56.5% A*/A)

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

  1. St Mary's School (Ascot) (77.5% A*/A)
  2. St Gabriel's School (67.1% A*/A)
  3. Downe House School (64.3% A*/A)
  4. The Abbey School (52.7% A*/A)
  5. The Marist School (51.7% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £15,840 to £29,115 (averaging £22,233) and fees for boarding places ranging from £36,525 to £39,150 (averaging £38,134).

8. Best Co-ed Schools in Berkshire

There are 13 private co-ed schools in Berkshire.

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

  1. Bradfield College (60% A*/A)
  2. Leighton Park School (56% A*/A)
  3. Holme Grange (49% A*/A)
  4. St Joseph’s College (Reading) (46% A*/A)
  5. Long Close School (42% A*/A)

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

  1. Bradfield College (33.3% A*/A)
  2. Leighton Park School (32.3% A*/A)
  3. Reddam House School (Berkshire) (30.5% A*/A)
  4. Luckley House School (25% A*/A)
  5. St Joseph’s College (Reading) (16% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £3,297 to £31,080 (averaging £18,032) and fees for boarding places ranging from £25,860 to £40,800 (averaging £32,087).

9. Berkshire Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£19,168£34,045
Boys£17,871£33,816
Girls£22,233£38,134
Co-Ed£18,032£32,087