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

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1. Overview

London has 102 private schools which take pupils of high school age, some of which also have primary and nursery schools as well. All of these schools offer day places, with just over 10 offering boarding places as well. The only boarding-only independent school in London is Harrow School (boys-only).

2. London Independent School League Table 2018/19

GCSE RankA*/ A%SchoolGenderDay / BoardingDay FeesBoarding Fees
199.6St Paul's Girls SchoolGirlsDay£25,887N/A
298.6Westminster SchoolBoys (Co-ed Sixth Form)Day & Boarding£28,809£41,607
396.7St Paul's SchoolBoysDay & Boarding£25,908£38,991
496.3North London Collegiate SchoolGirlsDay£20,430N/A
596.1Godolphin & Latymer SchoolGirlsDay£23,085N/A
695.9King's College School (Wimbledon)Boys (Co-ed Sixth Form)Day£20,190N/A
794.6City of London SchoolBoysDay£18,939N/A
894.2City of London School For GirlsGirlsDay£19,212N/A
992.2South Hampstead High SchoolGirlsDay£19,494N/A
1092.1Latymer Upper SchoolCo-edDay£20,835N/A
1191.6University College SchoolBoys (Co-ed Sixth Form)Day£21,090N/A
1291.5James Allen's Girls' SchoolGirlsDay£18,801N/A
1391.3Wimbledon High SchoolGirlsDay£19,734N/A
1490.6Hampton Court HouseCo-edDay£18,747N/A
1590.6Hampton SchoolBoysDay£20,745N/A
1690.2Highgate SchoolCo-edDay£21,600N/A
1789.7Trinity School (Surrey)Boys (Co-ed Sixth Form)Day£18,240N/A
1889.5Notting Hill and Ealing High SchoolGirlsDay£19,212N/A
1988.1Merchant Taylors' SchoolBoysDay£21,600N/A
2087.1Alleyn's SchoolCo-edDay£20,850N/A
2185.3Eltham CollegeBoys (Co-ed Sixth Form)Day£18,486N/A
2285.2St Helen's SchoolGirlsDay£18,321N/A
2384.8Channing SchoolGirlsDay£20,370N/A
2483.9Dulwich CollegeBoysDay & Boarding£21,246£44,346
2583.0Francis Holland School (Regent's Park)GirlsDay£20,700N/A
2682.2Putney High SchoolGirlsDay£19,827N/A
2781.7Whitgift SchoolBoysDay & Boarding£20,640£40,140
2881.0Palmers Green High SchoolGirlsDay£16,260N/A
2977.0Queen's College LondonGirlsDay£19,938N/A
3076.0Old Palace of John Whitgift SchoolGirlsDay£16,095N/A
3174.7St James Senior Girls' SchoolGirlsDay£20,880N/A
3274.1Forest SchoolCo-edDay£19,755N/A
3373.7Ibstock Place SchoolCo-edDay£21,735N/A
3473.4Northwood College for GirlsGirlsDay£18,228N/A
3573.2Croydon High SchoolGirlsDay£16,671N/A
3672.8Streatham and Clapham High SchoolGirlsDay£18,240N/A
3772.0Emanuel School (London)Co-edDay£19,278N/A
3871.0Harrodian SchoolCo-edDay£17,901N/A
3970.9Immanuel CollegeCo-edDay£18,900N/A
4070.3Sydenham High SchoolGirlsDay£17,325N/A
4169.7Queen's Gate SchoolGirlsDay£21,600N/A
4269.1St Augustine's PrioryGirlsDay£16,398N/A
4368.5Blackheath High SchoolGirlsDay£17,139N/A
4468.2Bromley High SchoolGirlsDay£17,691N/A
4567.6Sutton High SchoolGirlsDay£17,640N/A
4662.6The John Lyon SchoolBoysDay£19,233N/A
4762.3Brampton CollegeCo-edDay£20,655N/A
4862.2Ecole Jeannine ManuelCo-edDay£18,324N/A
4962.0St Margaret’s School for Girls (London)GirlsDay£15,609N/A
5061.4North Bridge House School (Canonbury)Co-edDay£19,275N/A
5158.6St Benedict's SchoolCo-edDay£17,655N/A
5257.2St Dunstan's CollegeCo-edDay£17,799N/A
5357.0Mill Hill SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£21,987£35,067
5456.9Babington House SchoolCo-edDay£16,500N/A
5556.6The Laurels SchoolGirlsDay£18,900N/A
5656.2St Catherine's School (Twickenham)GirlsDay£14,775N/A
5755.0North Bridge House Senior HampsteadCo-edDay£19,230N/A
5853.6Royal Russell SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£19,311£38,169
5953.3Colfe's SchoolCo-edDay£17,604N/A
6046.3Mander Portman Woodward (MPW)Co-edDay£29,715N/A
6146.0Hall School WimbledonCo-edDay£17,367N/A
6240.8St Edward's CheltenhamCo-edDay£15,270N/A
6338.7Cambridge Tutors CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£15,900£32,895
6437.7Chelsea Independent CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£23,000£47,000
6534.1The Mount School (London)Co-edDay£16,560N/A
6631.3Bishop Challoner RC SchoolCo-edDay£13,500N/A
6730.8Ashford SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£17,400£36,900
6828.5DLD College LondonCo-edDay & Boarding£23,499£42,399
6928.4Fine Arts CollegeCo-edDay£22,560N/A
7027.0Portland Place SchoolCo-edDay£21,555N/A
7123.0Thames Christian SchoolCo-edDay£16,980N/A
7221.5Normanhurst SchoolCo-edDay£12,450N/A
7312.1Bellerbys College LondonCo-edDay & Boarding£24,360£38,511

3. Where Schools are Located

London is very well covered by private schools. The biggest collection of schools are in Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Croydon and Camden.

4. View Private Schools by Location

Croydon

Croydon

5. Best Private Schools in London

There are 102 independent schools in London.

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

  1. St Paul's Girls School (99.6% A*/A)
  2. Westminster School (98.6% A*/A)
  3. St Paul's School (96.7% A*/A)
  4. North London Collegiate School (96.3% A*/A)
  5. Godolphin & Latymer School (96.1% A*/A)

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

  1. St Paul's Girls School (85.4% A*/A)
  2. Westminster School (83.5% A*/A)
  3. St Paul's School (82.1% A*/A)
  4. City of London School (81.2% A*/A)
  5. King's College School (Wimbledon) (79.4% A*/A)

Day places in London range from £12,450 to £39,300 (averaging £20,460).

Boarding places in London range from £32,880 to £47,000 (averaging £39,277).

6. Best Boys Schools in London

There are 14 independent boys schools in London.

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

  1. Westminster School (98.6% A*/A)
  2. St Paul's School (96.7% A*/A)
  3. King's College School (Wimbledon) (95.9% A*/A)
  4. City of London School (94.6% A*/A)
  5. University College School (91.6% A*/A)

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

  1. Westminster School (83.5% A*/A)
  2. St Paul's School (82.1% A*/A)
  3. City of London School (81.2% A*/A)
  4. King's College School (Wimbledon) (79.4% A*/A)
  5. Hampton School (78.4% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £15,640 to £28,809 (averaging £21,121) and fees for boarding places ranging from £38,991 to £44,346 (averaging £41,271).

7. Best Girls Schools in London

There are 31 independent girls schools in London.

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

  1. St Paul's Girls School (99.6% A*/A)
  2. North London Collegiate School (96.3% A*/A)
  3. Godolphin & Latymer School (96.1% A*/A)
  4. City of London School For Girls (94.2% A*/A)
  5. South Hampstead High School (92.2% A*/A)

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

  1. St Paul's Girls School (85.4% A*/A)
  2. Godolphin & Latymer School (77.8% A*/A)
  3. City of London School For Girls (77.1% A*/A)
  4. South Hampstead High School (76.2% A*/A)
  5. James Allen's Girls' School (73.4% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £14,775 to £25,985 (averaging £19,255) and fees for boarding places starting at £44,000.

8. Best Co-ed Schools in London

There are 57 private co-ed schools in London.

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

  1. Latymer Upper School (92.1% A*/A)
  2. Hampton Court House (90.6% A*/A)
  3. Highgate School (90.2% A*/A)
  4. Alleyn's School (87.1% A*/A)
  5. Forest School (74.1% A*/A)

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

  1. Highgate School (75.8% A*/A)
  2. Latymer Upper School (70.7% A*/A)
  3. Alleyn's School (68.1% A*/A)
  4. Immanuel College (62.3% A*/A)
  5. Ibstock Place School (58.1% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £12,450 to £39,300 (averaging £20,954) and fees for boarding places ranging from £32,880 to £47,000 (averaging £37,866).

9. London Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£20,460£39,277
Boys£21,121£41,271
Girls£19,255£44,000
Co-Ed£20,954£37,866