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

Overview

London has 101 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).

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£28,809
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£19,404N/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£21,095N/A
1690.2Highgate SchoolCo-edDay£21,600N/A
1789.7Trinity School (Surrey)Boys (Co-ed Sixth Form)Day£18,233N/A
1889.5Notting Hill and Ealing High SchoolGirlsDay£19,212N/A
1988.1Merchant Taylors' SchoolBoysDay£21,526N/A
2087.1Alleyn's SchoolCo-edDay£20,850N/A
2185.3Eltham CollegeBoys (Co-ed Sixth Form)Day£18,918N/A
2285.2St Helen's SchoolGirlsDay£18,321N/A
2384.8Channing SchoolGirlsDay£21,300N/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£20,641£40,141
2881.0Palmers Green High SchoolGirlsDay£16,590N/A
2977.0Queen's College LondonGirlsDay£19,938N/A
3076.0Old Palace of John Whitgift SchoolGirlsDay£16,096N/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£18,258N/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£18,948N/A
4962.0St Margaret’s School for Girls (London)GirlsDay£15,609N/A
5061.4North Bridge House School (Canonbury)Co-edDay£19,230N/A
5158.6St Benedict's SchoolCo-edDay£17,655N/A
5257.2St Dunstan's CollegeCo-edDay£18,215N/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
6434.1The Mount School (London)Co-edDay & Boarding£25,989£42,162
6531.3Bishop Challoner RC SchoolCo-edDay£14,175N/A
6630.8Ashford SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£17,760£37,650
6728.5DLD College LondonCo-edDay & Boarding£23,950£42,850
6828.4Fine Arts CollegeCo-edDay£22,560N/A
6927.0Portland Place SchoolCo-edDay£21,555N/A
7023.0Thames Christian SchoolCo-edDay£17,640N/A
7121.5Normanhurst SchoolCo-edDay£12,450N/A
7212.1Bellerbys College LondonCo-edDay & Boarding£24,360£38,511

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.

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Best Private Schools in London

FEATURED
Location
18 Saltram Crescent, London, W9 3HW
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£22,350
Learn More
FEATURED
Location
742 Harrow Road, London, W10 4AA
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£14,550
Learn More

Best Private Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. LocationBrook Green, London, W6 7BSGCSE A*/A: 99.6%
  2. Location17 Dean's Yard, London, SW1P 3PFGCSE A*/A: 98.6%
  3. LocationLonsdale Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9JTGCSE A*/A: 96.7%
  4. LocationCanons Drive, London, HA8 7RJGCSE A*/A: 96.3%
  5. LocationIffley Road, London, W6 0PGGCSE A*/A: 96.1%

Best Private Schools by A-Level Results

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

  1. LocationBrook Green, London, W6 7BSA-Level A*/A: 85.4%
  2. Location17 Dean's Yard, London, SW1P 3PFA-Level A*/A: 83.5%
  3. LocationLonsdale Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9JTA-Level A*/A: 82.1%
  4. Location107 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 3ALA-Level A*/A: 81.2%
  5. LocationSouthside, London, SW19 4TTA-Level A*/A: 79.4%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£10,000£34,890£20,157
Boarding Places£28,809£44,346£38,003

Best Boys Schools in London

There are 15 independent boys schools in London.

Best Private Boys Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. Location17 Dean's Yard, London, SW1P 3PFGCSE A*/A: 98.6%
  2. LocationLonsdale Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9JTGCSE A*/A: 96.7%
  3. LocationSouthside, London, SW19 4TTGCSE A*/A: 95.9%
  4. Location107 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 3ALGCSE A*/A: 94.6%
  5. LocationFrognal, London, NW3 6XHGCSE A*/A: 91.6%

Best Private Boys Schools by A-Level Results

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

  1. Location17 Dean's Yard, London, SW1P 3PFA-Level A*/A: 83.5%
  2. LocationLonsdale Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9JTA-Level A*/A: 82.1%
  3. Location107 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 3ALA-Level A*/A: 81.2%
  4. LocationSouthside, London, SW19 4TTA-Level A*/A: 79.4%
  5. LocationHanworth Road, London, TW12 3HDA-Level A*/A: 78.4%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£15,640£28,809£21,171
Boarding Places£28,809£44,346£38,977

Best Girls Schools in London

There are 30 independent girls schools in London.

Best Private Girls Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. LocationBrook Green, London, W6 7BSGCSE A*/A: 99.6%
  2. LocationCanons Drive, London, HA8 7RJGCSE A*/A: 96.3%
  3. LocationIffley Road, London, W6 0PGGCSE A*/A: 96.1%
  4. LocationSt Giles' Terrace, London, EC2Y 8BBGCSE A*/A: 94.2%
  5. Location3 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SSGCSE A*/A: 92.2%

Best Private Girls Schools by A-Level Results

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

  1. LocationBrook Green, London, W6 7BSA-Level A*/A: 85.4%
  2. LocationIffley Road, London, W6 0PGA-Level A*/A: 77.8%
  3. LocationSt Giles' Terrace, London, EC2Y 8BBA-Level A*/A: 77.1%
  4. Location3 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SSA-Level A*/A: 76.2%
  5. Location144 East Dulwich Grove, London, SE22 8TEA-Level A*/A: 73.4%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£14,775£25,887£19,079
Boarding Places---

Best Co-ed Schools in London

FEATURED
Location
18 Saltram Crescent, London, W9 3HW
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£22,350
Learn More
FEATURED
Location
742 Harrow Road, London, W10 4AA
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£14,550
Learn More

Best Private Co-Ed Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. LocationLondon, W6 9LRGCSE A*/A: 92.1%
  2. LocationHampton Court Road, Hampton, KT8 9BSGCSE A*/A: 90.6%
  3. LocationNorth Road, London, N6 4AYGCSE A*/A: 90.2%
  4. LocationTownley Road, London, SE22 8SUGCSE A*/A: 87.1%
  5. LocationCollege Place, London, E17 3PYGCSE A*/A: 74.1%

Best Private Co-Ed Schools by A-Level Results

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

  1. LocationNorth Road, London, N6 4AYA-Level A*/A: 75.8%
  2. LocationLondon, W6 9LRA-Level A*/A: 70.7%
  3. LocationTownley Road, London, SE22 8SUA-Level A*/A: 68.1%
  4. Location87-91 Elstree Road, Bushey, WD23 4EBA-Level A*/A: 62.3%
  5. LocationClarence Lane, Roehampton, London, SW15 5PYA-Level A*/A: 58.1%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£10,000£34,890£20,480
Boarding Places£32,880£42,850£37,462

London Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£20,157£38,003
Boys£21,171£38,977
Girls£19,079N/A
Co-Ed£20,480£37,462