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

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1. Overview

Somerset has 18 private schools which take pupils of high school age, some of which also have primary and nursery schools as well. Most of these schools offer both day and boarding places. There is just one day-only school (King Edward's School (Bath)) and one boarding-only school (Brymore School).

2. Somerset Independent School League Table 2018/19

GCSE RankA*/ A%SchoolGenderDay / BoardingDay FeesBoarding Fees
170.0King Edward's School (Bath)Co-edDay£14,805N/A
268.1Royal High School (Bath)GirlsDay & Boarding£13,983£30,714
362.0Kingswood SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£28,113£15,624
460.8Bruton School for GirlsGirlsDay & Boarding£17,805£32,880
559.3Monkton Combe SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£17,625£25,410
656.0Blundell’s SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£14,550£25,260
750.0King’s College SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£23,070£34,170
849.0Downside SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£16,809£26,121
946.4Millfield SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£18,705£28,380
1046.0Wellington SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£13,950£29,760
1144.0Queen's College School (Taunton)Co-edDay & Boarding£15,840£27,270
1243.6Prior Park CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£15,255£31,500
1343.5Taunton Senior SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£15,840£26,265
1439.7King’s Bruton SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£23,304£33,531
1539.1Sidcot SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£16,590£27,540

3. Where Schools are Located

The most popular areas for independent schools in Somerset are Taunton and Bath. There are also private schools in Wellington, Wells and Winscombe to name a few.

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5. Best Private Schools in Somerset

There are 18 independent schools in Somerset.

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

  1. King Edward's School (Bath) (70% A*/A)
  2. Royal High School (Bath) (68.1% A*/A)
  3. Kingswood School (62% A*/A)
  4. Bruton School for Girls (60.8% A*/A)
  5. Monkton Combe School (59.3% A*/A)

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

  1. King Edward's School (Bath) (60.6% A*/A)
  2. Royal High School (Bath) (45.7% A*/A)
  3. King’s College School (45% A*/A)
  4. Queen's College School (Taunton) (42.3% A*/A)
  5. Monkton Combe School (42.1% A*/A)

Day places in Somerset range from £13,950 to £28,113 (averaging £17,766).

Boarding places in Somerset range from £11,124 to £34,170 (averaging £27,483).

6. Best Boys Schools in Somerset

There is only 1 independent boys school in Somerset, Brymore School.

This school offers only boarding places which costs £11,124.

7. Best Girls Schools in Somerset

There are 2 independent girls schools in Somerset, Royal High School (Bath) and Bruton School for Girls.

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

  1. Royal High School (Bath) (68.1% A*/A)
  2. Bruton School for Girls (60.8% A*/A)

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

  1. Royal High School (Bath) (45.7% A*/A)
  2. Bruton School for Girls (41.1% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £13,983 to £17,805 (averaging £15,894) and fees for boarding places ranging from £30,714 to £32,880 (averaging £31,797).

8. Best Co-ed Schools in Somerset

There are 15 private co-ed schools in Somerset.

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

  1. King Edward's School (Bath) (70% A*/A)
  2. Kingswood School (62% A*/A)
  3. Monkton Combe School (59.3% A*/A)
  4. Blundell’s School (56% A*/A)
  5. King’s College School (50% A*/A)

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

  1. King Edward's School (Bath) (60.6% A*/A)
  2. King’s College School (45% A*/A)
  3. Queen's College School (Taunton) (42.3% A*/A)
  4. Monkton Combe School (42.1% A*/A)
  5. Blundell’s School (40% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £13,950 to £28,113 (averaging £18,016) and fees for boarding places ranging from £15,624 to £34,170 (averaging £28,035).

9. Somerset Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£17,766£27,483
BoysN/A£11,124
Girls£15,894£31,797
Co-Ed£18,016£28,035