Top IB Boarding Schools
2016

In this section we give you our own assessment of the Top IB Schools in the UK. These positions are compiled from the average points achieved by sixth formers taking the Diploma Programme of the IB. The International Baccalaureate Organisation refuses to publish results and we have had to collect these statistics by asking each school individually. We show two league tables - the first for schools with a cohort of IB DP students of 20 or more and the second with cohorts of 10-19 students. Schools entering fewer than 10 candidates are not included. The IB is a relatively new qualification in the UK and therefore some designated IB schools will not yet have any results to publish. Only a handful of schools offer the IB DP exclusively. Most IB schools are also offering A levels as an alternative, in which case the IB cohort is often in the minority. This is especially true of the smaller cohort IB schools. Speak to us on 01732 368767 for advice.

Large cohort IB Schools (20+ IB students):


Rank School IB Points Day Fees Boarding Fees
1 Whitgift School - South Croydon 40.7 £18618 £35522
2 Cheltenham Ladies' College - Cheltenham 40.0 £26220 £38670
3 Sevenoaks School - Sevenoaks 39.6 £24516 £37404
4 Headington School - Oxford 39.3 £17970 £35250
5 Ardingly College - Haywards Heath 39.0 £23610 £33130
6 Wellington College - 38.9 £27120 £37110
7 Charterhouse School - Godalming 38.8 £30387 £36774
8 Hurstpierpoint College - Hassocks 38.0 £22185 £32970
- Bromsgrove School - Bromsgrove 38.0 £15420 £33855
10 Haileybury - Hertford 37.4 £23802 £31674
11 Fettes College - Edinburgh 37.3 £25545 £32340
12 Oakham School - Oakham 37.2 £19350 £31575
13 Brentwood School - Brentwood 36.8 £17400 £34135
14 Christ's Hospital - Horsham 36.6 £20490 £31500
15 Bedford School - Bedford 36.4 £18027 £30489
16 Marymount International School - Kingston upon Thames 36.3 £22035 £37360
17 Stonyhurst College - Clitheroe 36.0 £18615 £33429
18 St Clare's - Oxford 35.9 £17967 £37052
- St Edward's School - Oxford 35.9 £28545 £35670
20 Worth School - Crawley 35.8 £22050 £31140
21 Kent College - Canterbury 35.5 £17691 £33480
22 United World College of the Atlantic - 35.0 - -
- Gresham's School - Holt 35.0 £24900 £34170
24 St Leonards School - St Andrews 34.0 £13137 £32040
25 TASIS - The American School in England - Thorpe 33.9 £22510 £39500
- Felsted School - Dunmow 33.9 £22125 £32985
27 Windermere School - Windermere 33.5 £16920 £29970
28 King Edward's Witley - Godalming 33.4 £19950 £29595
29 Taunton School - Taunton 33.0 £18375 £34050
30 Box Hill School - Dorking 32.3 £18300 £32400
31 King William's College - Castletown 32.2 £21036 £30435
32 ACS Cobham International School - Cobham 32.1 £25680 £44360
33 CATS College Canterbury - Canterbury 31.3 £23730 -
34 Rossall School - Fleetwood 31.0 £12450 £3550
35 Scarborough College - Scarborough 29.7 £13785 £26697

Small cohort IB Schools (10 –19 IB students):


Rank School IB Points Day Fees Boarding Fees
1 Royal High School - Bath 37.0 £13116 £28374
2 Bryanston School - Blandford Forum 36.0 - £35646
3 Leighton Park School - Reading 35.2 £20820 £33174
4 Ryde School With Upper Chine - Ryde 35.1 £12375 £27255
5 Bradfield College - Reading 34.1 £28224 £35280
6 Westbourne School - Cardiff 33.9 - -
7 Sherborne Girls - Sherborne 33.5 £24300 £33300
8 Rydal Penrhos - Colwyn Bay 33.0 £16140 £32145
9 Buckswood School - Hastings 32.0 - -
10 Cobham Hall - Gravesend 31.3 £21156 £31821

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Note 1. There are a few gaps in our data, because the information is not freely available or a school will not supply it or it has not offered the IB for long enough to have DP results. For those schools who refuse to supply data, we have to assume they are lower graded schools.

Note 2. Exam results are not the only criteria by which to judge a school (to read our eGuide on selection factors click here). Indeed some of the schools in this TOP table are quite selective on their admissions. Be aware your child may not necessarily thrive in a high pressure academic environment - take our advice.

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