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

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1. Scotland Independent School League Table 2018/19

*Only Scottish schools which have standardised exam results data published publicly.

GCSE RankA*/ A%SchoolGenderDay / BoardingDay FeesBoarding Fees
171.0Fettes CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£29,925£36,495
256.7Merchiston Castle SchoolBoysDay & Boarding£16,980£25,170
350.8Glenalmond CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£24,000£36,900
450.6St George's School for Girls (Edinburgh)GirlsDay & Boarding£14,700£27,315
545.4Loretto SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£17,700£23,250
645.0St Leonard’s School and Sixth Form CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£12,741£24,651
733.3Strathallan SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£23,532£34,650
830.0The Glasgow AcademyCo-edDay£11,970N/A
917.4Edinburgh AcademyCo-edDay£14,823N/A

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3. Best Private Schools in Scotland

There are 9 independent schools in Scotland that publicly release exam results data.

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

  1. Fettes College (71% A*/A)
  2. Merchiston Castle School (56.7% A*/A)
  3. Glenalmond College (50.8% A*/A)
  4. St George's School for Girls (Edinburgh) (50.6% A*/A)
  5. Loretto School (45.4% A*/A)

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

  1. Edinburgh Academy (41.2% A*/A)
  2. Merchiston Castle School (39.8% A*/A)
  3. Glenalmond College (30.2% A*/A)
  4. Strathallan School (25% A*/A)
  5. Loretto School (23.3% A*/A)

Day places in Scotland range from £2,250 to £29,925 (averaging £14,043).

Boarding places in Scotland range from £23,250 to £38,250 (averaging £29,740).

4. Best Boys Schools in Scotland

There is only 1 independent boys school in Scotland with publicly available exam data, Merchiston Castle School. For 2018/19, 56.7% of the school's GCSE entries were A*/A and 39.8% for A-Level. This school offers day (£16,980) and boarding places (£25,170).

The other boys school in Scotland is Stewart's Melville College which offers also day (£12,423) and boarding places (£24,927).

5. Best Girls Schools in Scotland

There is only 1 independent girls school in Scotland with publicly available exam data, St George's School for Girls (Edinburgh). For 2018/19, 50.6% of the school's GCSE entries were A*/A and 20% for A-Level. This school offers day (£14,700) and boarding places (£27,315).

6. Best Co-ed Schools in Scotland

There are 7 private co-ed schools in Scotland that publicly release exam results data.

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

  1. Fettes College (71% A*/A)
  2. Glenalmond College (50.8% A*/A)
  3. Loretto School (45.4% A*/A)
  4. St Leonard’s School and Sixth Form College (45% A*/A)
  5. Strathallan School (33.3% A*/A)

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

  1. Edinburgh Academy (41.2% A*/A)
  2. Glenalmond College (30.2% A*/A)
  3. Strathallan School (25% A*/A)
  4. Loretto School (23.3% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £11,970 to £29,925 (averaging £19,242) and fees for boarding places ranging from £23,250 to £36,900 (averaging £31,189).

7. Boarding Schools in Scotland

Dollar Academy

Fettes College

Glenalmond College

Gordonstoun

Kilgraston School

Lathallan School

Lomond School

Loretto School

Merchiston Castle School

St George's School for Girls (Edinburgh)

St Leonard’s School and Sixth Form College

Stewart's Melville College

Strathallan School

The Mary Erskine School

8. Scotland Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£14,043£29,740
Boys£16,980£25,170
Girls£14,700£27,315
Co-Ed£19,242£31,189