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

Overview

Yorkshire has 36 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 over half offering boarding places as well. There are no boarding-only independent schools in Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Independent School League Table 2018/19

Where Schools are Located

Yorkshire is well covered by private schools. The biggest collection of schools is in York, Harrogate and Hull.

How to Pass Entrance Exams for Private Schools in Yorkshire

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Best Private Schools in Yorkshire

There are 36 independent schools in Yorkshire.

Best Private Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. LocationThorpe Underwood Hall, York, YO26 9SSGCSE A*/A: 80.1%
  2. Location10 Rutland Park, Sheffield, S10 2PEGCSE A*/A: 73.7%
  3. LocationKeighley Road, Bradford, BD9 4JPGCSE A*/A: 71.8%
  4. LocationHarrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 8GSGCSE A*/A: 70.4%
  5. LocationClifton, York, YO30 6ABGCSE A*/A: 68.7%

Best Private Schools by A-Level Results

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

  1. LocationThorpe Underwood Hall, York, YO26 9SSA-Level A*/A: 80.1%
  2. LocationClifton, York, YO30 6ABA-Level A*/A: 58.6%
  3. LocationThe Friarage, Yarm, TS15 9EJA-Level A*/A: 55.2%
  4. LocationHarrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 8GSA-Level A*/A: 50.9%
  5. LocationKeighley Road, Bradford, BD9 4JPA-Level A*/A: 45%

Best Boys Schools in Yorkshire

There are 2 independent boys schools in Yorkshire, Birkdale School and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School.

Best Private Boys Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. LocationClarke Drive, Sheffield, S10 2NSGCSE A*/A: 55.2%
  2. Location154 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3QXGCSE A*/A: 53.5%

Best Private Boys Schools by A-Level Results

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

  1. LocationClarke Drive, Sheffield, S10 2NSA-Level A*/A: 41.3%
  2. Location154 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3QXA-Level A*/A: 33.6%

Best Girls Schools in Yorkshire

There are 7 independent girls schools in Yorkshire.

Best Private Girls Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. Location10 Rutland Park, Sheffield, S10 2PEGCSE A*/A: 73.7%
  2. LocationWentworth Street, Wakefield, WF1 2QSGCSE A*/A: 63.9%
  3. LocationEscrick Park, Escrick,York, YO19 6EUGCSE A*/A: 58.4%
  4. LocationClarence Drive, Harrogate, HG1 2QGGCSE A*/A: 55.3%
  5. LocationDalton Terrace, York, YO24 4DDGCSE A*/A: 41.2%

Best Private Girls Schools by A-Level Results

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

  1. LocationWentworth Street, Wakefield, WF1 2QSA-Level A*/A: 44%
  2. Location10 Rutland Park, Sheffield, S10 2PEA-Level A*/A: 42.2%
  3. LocationEscrick Park, Escrick,York, YO19 6EUA-Level A*/A: 42.1%
  4. LocationDalton Terrace, York, YO24 4DDA-Level A*/A: 28.2%
  5. LocationClarence Drive, Harrogate, HG1 2QGA-Level A*/A: 24%

Best Co-ed Schools in Yorkshire

There are 27 private co-ed schools in Yorkshire.

Best Private Co-Ed Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. LocationThorpe Underwood Hall, York, YO26 9SSGCSE A*/A: 80.1%
  2. LocationKeighley Road, Bradford, BD9 4JPGCSE A*/A: 71.8%
  3. LocationHarrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 8GSGCSE A*/A: 70.4%
  4. LocationClifton, York, YO30 6ABGCSE A*/A: 68.7%
  5. LocationThe Friarage, Yarm, TS15 9EJGCSE A*/A: 64.6%

Best Private Co-Ed Schools by A-Level Results

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

  1. LocationThorpe Underwood Hall, York, YO26 9SSA-Level A*/A: 80.1%
  2. LocationClifton, York, YO30 6ABA-Level A*/A: 58.6%
  3. LocationThe Friarage, Yarm, TS15 9EJA-Level A*/A: 55.2%
  4. LocationHarrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 8GSA-Level A*/A: 50.9%
  5. LocationKeighley Road, Bradford, BD9 4JPA-Level A*/A: 45%

Yorkshire Private School Costs (Averages)