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I have seen schools in different positions on other league tables, why is that?

Depending upon what measures you use for comparison in league tables the order of the schools will change. Where available we have chosen pupil's Average Point Score (APS) as a measure, as it is very granular. As this measure in no longer available for primary school pupils, we have calculated our leagues tables this year by sorting primary schools based on the “percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and maths” and then by the “percentage of pupils achieving at a higher standard in reading, writing and maths“.

Schools marked with a are schools that are ranked within the top 10% of all schools (England only), based upon their pupils' exam results.

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Top 50 schools in England by Key Stage 5 (A-Level) average score

Information regarding KS2 results

Most independent schools don't measure Key Stage 2 performance. Thus there is no direct comparison between state and independent primary schools available.

There have been many changes to Key Stage 2 testing this year. Final year primary pupils sat a raft of tough new tests in the summer. Only 53% of pupils passed, compared to the 80% who passed easier tests in 2015.

We used to base our league tables on pupil’s Average Point Scores, however these are no longer reported and so instead we have calculated our leagues tables this year by sorting primary schools based on the “percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and maths” and then by the “percentage of pupils achieving at a higher standard in reading, writing and maths“.

Information regarding GCSE results
There has been a lot of controversy this year regarding GCSE results. The Department for Education changed performance tables in 2014 to exclude re-sits, IGCSEs and a range of vocational qualifications. As a result some schools, particularly independent schools which often use IGCSEs (considered harder than GCSEs), appear to be performing far worse than they actually are. In fact a lot of independent schools have now dropped to the very bottom of the GCSE league tables. Here is a BBC article on the resulting controversy.
Information regarding gender filter
Where results are filtered by gender, the rank displayed remains the rank amongst all schools, not just schools of that gender.
Rank School Summary School Type Performance
1 Caerleon Comprehensive School
Cold Bath Road,Caerleon,Newport,NP18 1NF
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1131.1
1 St Paul's Girls' School
Brook Green, Hammersmith, London Area, W6 7BS
  Last year ranked 77 with a score of: 1022.5
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 54.52
2 Westminster School
17 Dean's Yard, Westminster, London Area, SW1P 3PB
  Last year ranked 72 with a score of: 1030.2
Independent school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 53.15
2 Cardiff High School
Llandennis Road,Cyncoed,Cardiff,CF23 6WG
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1122.5
3 Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi
Park Place,Aberteifi,Ceredigion,SA43 1AD
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1078.3
3 Magdalen College School
Cowley Place, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 1DZ
  Last year ranked 48 with a score of: 1058.1
Independent school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 52.46
4 Heathfield Community School
School Road,Monkton Heathfield,Taunton,Somerset,TA2 8PD
  Last year ranked 2567 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 52
4 Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd
Llangynwyd,Maesteg,Bridgend,CF34 9RW
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1065.1
5 Stanwell School
Archer Road,Penarth,The Vale of Glamorgan,CF64 2XL
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1061.3
5 St Paul's School
Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London, London Area, SW13 9JT
  Last year ranked 31 with a score of: 1083.8
Independent school
Boys
A-Level Score: 51.77
6 Dyffryn Taf
North Road,Whitland,Carmarthenshire,SA34 0BD
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1057.4
6 Wycombe Abbey School
Abbey Way, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PE
  Last year ranked 23 with a score of: 1113.8
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 51.69
7 Concord College
Acton Burnell Hall, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 7PF
  Last year ranked 42 with a score of: 1066.6
Independent school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 51.16
7 Radyr Comprehensive School
Heol Isaf,Radyr,Cardiff,CF15 8XG
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1055.5
8 Ysgol y Preseli
Crymych,Preseli,Sir Benfro,SA41 3QH
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1053.8
8 King's College School (KCS)
Southside, Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon, London Area, SW19 4TT
  Last year ranked 19 with a score of: 1132.9
Independent school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 50.88
9 James Allen's Girls' School
144 East Dulwich Grove, Dulwich, London, London Area, SE22 8TE
  Last year ranked 2567 with a score of: 0
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 50.86
9 Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle
Ffordd Y Brenin,Penygroes,Gwynedd,LL54 6RL
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1041.8
10 Queen Ethelburga's College
Thorpe Underwood Hall, Thorpe Underwood Estate, Ouseburn, York, Yorkshire Area North, YO26 9SS
  Last year ranked 77 with a score of: 1022.5
Independent school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 50.74
10 Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr
Pentrebane Road,Tyllgoed,Caerdydd,CF5 3PZ
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1036
11 Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn
Newcastle Emlyn,Carmarthenshire,SA38 9LN
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1034.3
11 Guildford High School for Girls
London Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1SJ
  Last year ranked 84 with a score of: 1018.1
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 50.56
12 The Godolphin and Latymer School
Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London Area, W6 0PG
  Last year ranked 37 with a score of: 1073.5
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 50.34
12 Bishop Of Llandaff Church In Wales High School
Rookwood Close,Llandaff,Cardiff,CF5 2NR
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1027.8
13 Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet
Queen's Road,Barnet,Hertfordshire,EN5 4DQ
  Last year ranked 14 with a score of: 1149.6
Secondary school
Boys
A-Level Score: 50.32
13 Ysgol Tryfan
Lon Powys,Bangor,Gwynedd,LL57 2TU
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1021.9
14 Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
Butterfly Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3AF
  Last year ranked 91 with a score of: 1006.7
Independent school
Boys
A-Level Score: 50.28
14 Sir Thomas Picton School
Queensway,Haverfordwest,Pembrokeshire,SA61 2NX
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1014.8
14 The Henrietta Barnett School
Central Square,Hampstead Garden Suburb,London,NW11 7BN
  Last year ranked 74 with a score of: 1025.8
Secondary school
Girls
A-Level Score: 50.28
15 Whitchurch High School
Penlline Road,Whitchurch,Cardiff,CF14 2XJ
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1012.7
16 Croesyceiliog School
Woodland Road,Croesyceiliog,Cwmbran,Torfaen,NP44 2YB
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1001.1
16 Brighton College
Eastern Road, Brighton, Sussex (East), BN2 0AL
  Last year ranked 104 with a score of: 998.6
Independent school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 50.2
17 King's College London Maths School
80 Kennington Road,London,SE11 6NJ
  Last year ranked 2567 with a score of: 0
Free Schools - 16-19
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 50.04
17 Ysgol John Bright
Maesdu Road,Llandudno,LL30 1LF
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 1000.7
18 Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls
Aldenham Road, Elstree, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3BT
  Last year ranked 166 with a score of: 959.1
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 50.02
18 Gwernyfed High School
Three Cocks,Brecon,Powys,LD3 0SG
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 998.6
19 Glan-y-Mor School
Heol Elfed,Burry Port,Carmarthenshire,SA16 0AL
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 996.4
19 Maesteg Comprehensive School
Ffordd Dysgu,Maesteg,Bridgend,CF34 0LQ
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 996.4
19 The Perse School
Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8QF
  Last year ranked 266 with a score of: 908.1
Independent school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 49.71
20 The Stephen Perse Foundation
Union Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HF
  Last year ranked 28 with a score of: 1091.9
Independent school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 49.68
20 Royal Grammar School
High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3BB
  Last year ranked 108 with a score of: 997.7
Independent school
Boys
A-Level Score: 49.68
21 Tonyrefail School
Gilfach Road,Tonyrefail,CF39 8HG
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 995.2
22 St. Joseph's R.C. High School
Pencarn Way,Tredegar Park,Newport,NP10 8XH
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 992.1
22 Withington Girls' School
100 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M14 6BL
  Last year ranked 61 with a score of: 1044.1
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 49.19
23 Ysgol Brynrefail
Llanrug,Caernarfon,Gwynedd,LL55 4AD
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 981.9
23 City of London School For Girls
St Giles' Terrace, Barbican, The City, London Area, EC2Y 8BB
  Last year ranked 88 with a score of: 1013.8
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 49.17
23 St Cenydd School
St Cenydd Road,Trecenydd,Caerphilly,CF83 2RP
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 981.9
24 The Lady Eleanor Holles School
Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 3HF
  Last year ranked 11 with a score of: 1175.8
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 49.1
25 St Cyres Comprehensive School
St Cyres Road,Penarth,The Vale of Glamorgan,CF64 2XP
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 981.1
25 University College School, Hampstead
Frognal, Hampstead, London Area, NW3 6XH
  Last year ranked 172 with a score of: 955.7
Independent school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 48.96
26 Cheltenham Ladies' College
Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3EP
  Last year ranked 29 with a score of: 1087.9
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 48.76
26 Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw
Heol Folly,Trefddyn,Pontypool,Torfaen,NP4 8JD
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 977.4
27 The Tiffin Girls' School
Richmond Road,Kingston upon Thames,Surrey,KT2 5PL
  Last year ranked 66 with a score of: 1039.1
Secondary school
Girls
A-Level Score: 48.72
27 Ysgol Bro Gwaun
Heol Dyfed,Fishguard,Pembrokeshire,SA65 9DT
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 977
28 King Edward's School, Birmingham
Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2UA
  Last year ranked 2 with a score of: 1332.1
Independent school
Boys
A-Level Score: 48.49
28 Ysgol Y Creuddyn
Ffordd Dderwen,Bae Penrhyn,Llandudno,LL30 3LB
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 971.1
29 Ysgol Y Berwyn
Y Bala,Gwynedd,LL23 7BN
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 969.4
29 Alleyn's School
Townley Road, Dulwich, London Area, SE22 8SU
  Last year ranked 250 with a score of: 914.9
Independent school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 48.41
30 Tonbridge School
High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1JP
  Last year ranked 65 with a score of: 1040.1
Independent school
Boys
A-Level Score: 48.34
30 Ysgol David Hughes
Ffordd Pentraeth,Porthaethwy,Ynys Môn,LL59 5SS
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 967.4
31 Ysgol Brynhyfryd
Mold Road,Ruthin,Denbighshire,LL15 1EG
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 963.1
31 Winchester College
College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
  Last year ranked 207 with a score of: 936.5
Independent school
Boys
A-Level Score: 48.22
32 St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School
Goddington Lane,Orpington,Kent,BR6 9SH
  Last year ranked 22 with a score of: 1116.7
Secondary school
Boys
A-Level Score: 48.03
32 Bryntirion Comprehensive.
Merlin Crescent,Cefn Glas,Bridgend,CF31 4QR
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 960.9
33 Wilson's School
Mollison Drive,Wallington,Surrey,SM6 9JW
  Last year ranked 21 with a score of: 1119.4
Secondary school
Boys
A-Level Score: 48.02
33 Newtown High School
Dolfor Road,Newtown,Powys,SY16 1JE
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 960.2
34 Notting Hill and Ealing High School GDST
2 Cleveland Road, Ealing, London Area, W13 8AX
  Last year ranked 205 with a score of: 937
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 47.89
34 Bancroft's School
High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0RF
  Last year ranked 128 with a score of: 985
Independent school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 47.89
34 Treorchy Comprehensive School
Pengelli,Treorchy,Rhondda,CF42 6UL
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 951.5
35 Ysgol Gyfun Y Strade
Heol Sandy,Llanelli,Carmarthenshire,SA15 4DL
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 950.3
36 Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr
Talbot Street,Tregwyr,Abertawe,SA4 3DB
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 949.6
36 City of London School
107 Queen Victoria Street, London, London Area, EC4V 3AL
  Last year ranked 224 with a score of: 928.3
Independent school
Boys
A-Level Score: 47.71
37 Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg
Heol Colcot,Barry,CF62 8YU
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
All-age school school school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 947
37 Channing School
The Bank, Highgate, London, London Area, N6 5HF
  Last year ranked 234 with a score of: 921.3
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 47.58
38 St Albans High School for Girls
Townsend Avenue, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3SJ
  Last year ranked 123 with a score of: 989.2
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 47.56
38 Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera
Glan Yr Afon,Ystalyfera,Swansea,SA9 2JJ
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 945.9
39 Ysgol Greenhill School
Heywood Lane,Tenby,Pembrokeshire,SA70 8BN
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 940.5
39 Pate's Grammar School
Princess Elizabeth Way,Cheltenham,Gloucestershire,GL51 0HG
  Last year ranked 83 with a score of: 1018.3
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 47.53
40 Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig
Ffordd Llanbadarn,Llangawsai,Aberystwyth,SY23 3QN
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 934.5
40 Oxford High School GDST
Belbroughton Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6XA
  Last year ranked 68 with a score of: 1037.9
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 47.48
41 Manchester High School for Girls
Grangethorpe Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M14 6HS
  Last year ranked 52 with a score of: 1052
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 47.39
41 Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School
Oak Tree Way,Brackla,Bridgend,CF31 2DN
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 934.2
42 St Mary's School Ascot
St Mary's Road, South Ascot, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9JF
  Last year ranked 145 with a score of: 970.5
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 47.26
42 Ysgol Bro Hyddgen
Machynlleth,Powys,SY20 8DR
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
All-age school school school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 929.6
43 Wellington College
Duke's Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7PU
  Last year ranked 57 with a score of: 1048.7
Independent school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 47.19
43 The Pontypridd High School
Albion Site,Cilfynydd,Pontypridd,CF37 4SF
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 928.4
44 Badminton School
Westbury Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Bristol, BS9 3BA
  Last year ranked 94 with a score of: 1005.9
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 47.16
44 The Maelor School
Penley,Wrexham,LL13 0LU
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 923.5
45 St Albans School
Abbey Gateway, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4HB
  Last year ranked 56 with a score of: 1049
Independent school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 46.89
45 Penglais School
Waunfawr,Aberystwyth,Ceredigion,SY23 3AW
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 921.7
46 Brecon High School
Penlan,Brecon,Powys,LD3 9SR
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 914.2
46 Llandrindod High School
Dyffryn Road,Llandrindod Wells,Powys,LD1 6AW
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 914.2
46 Wimbledon High School GDST
Mansel Road, Wimbledon, London Area, SW19 4AB
  Last year ranked 200 with a score of: 939.9
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 46.81
47 Putney High School GDST
35 Putney Hill, Putney, London Area, SW15 6BH
  Last year ranked 175 with a score of: 951.4
Independent school
Girls
A-Level Score: 46.72
48 Reading School
Erleigh Road,Reading,Berkshire,RG1 5LW
  Last year ranked 24 with a score of: 1111.1
Secondary school
Boys
A-Level Score: 46.67
48 Eirias High School
Eirias Road,Colwyn Bay,LL29 7SP
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 912.6
49 Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion High School
Llanfair Caereinion,Welshpool,Powys,SY21 0HW
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
Secondary school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 911.5
49 Hampton School
Hanworth Road, Hampton, London Area, TW12 3HD
  Last year ranked 27 with a score of: 1092.2
Independent school
Boys
A-Level Score: 46.66
50 Kendrick School
London Road,Reading,Berkshire,RG1 5BN
  Last year ranked 107 with a score of: 997.9
Secondary school
Girls
A-Level Score: 46.62
50 Ysgol Bro Pedr
Llanbedr Pont Steffan,Ceredigion,SA48 7BX
  Last year ranked 1 with a score of: 0
All-age school school school
Coeducational
A-Level Score: 910.9