Good Schools in the UK

Here is a list of some good schools in the United Kingdom. Different people have different ideas as to what constitutes a good school, so this list is based on academic achievement and the school's environment. Some of these are fee paying schools while others are state run. If you think we have missed any good schools please let us know.

Thanks to John for informing us that the Royal
Grammar School Worcester, is arguably Worcester's top academic school and is situated in 4 acres of gardens in the north of the city with playing fields a 1 minute
walk away. It is an independent school with a very long history dating back to 1291.

More information at Really Good Schools website

A-Z list of good schools

Abbots Bromley School for Girls, Rugeley
Abingdon School, Abingdon
Ackworth School, Pontefract
Acland Burghley School, London
Albyn School, Aberdeen
Aldenham School, Borehamwood
Alleyn's School, London
Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Altrincham
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Altrincham
American Community School (Hillingdon), Hillingdon
The American Community School (Cobham), Cobham
The American School in London, London
Ampleforth College, York
Ardingly College, Haywards Heath
The Arts Educational School (Tring), Tring
Ashbourne Independent School, London
Ashford School, Ashford
Atlantic College, Llantwit Major
Aylesbury Grammar School, Aylesbury
Backwell School, Bristol
Badminton School, Bristol
Balcarras School, Cheltenham
Bancroft's School, Woodford Green
Basil Paterson Tutorial College, Edinburgh
Bearsden Academy, Bearsden
Bedales School, Petersfield
Bedford High School, Bedford
Bedford School, Bedford
Beechen Cliff School, Bath
Benenden School, Cranbrook
Berkhamsted Collegiate School, Berkhamsted
Beverley Grammar School, Beverley
Birkdale School, Sheffield
Bishop Luffa Church of England School, Chichester, Chichester
The Bishop's Stortford High School, Bishop's Stortford
Blackheath High School GDST, London
Bloxham School, Banbury
The Blue School, Wells
Blundell's School, Tiverton
The Bolitho School, Penzance
Bolton School Boys' Division, Bolton
Bolton School Girls' Division, Bolton
Bootham School, York
Bournemouth School for Girls, Bournemouth
Box Hill School, Dorking
Bradfield College, Reading
Bradford Girls' Grammar School, Bradford
Brentwood School, Brentwood
Brighton and Hove High School, Brighton
Brighton College, Brighton
Bristol Grammar School, Bristol
BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, Croydon
Brockwood Park School, Alresford
Bromley High School (GDST), Bromley
Bruton School for Girls, Bruton
Bryanston School, Blandford Forum
Brymore School, Bridgwater
Burford School, Burford
Burgess Hill School for Girls, Burgess Hill
Cademuir International School, Thornhill
Caistor Grammar School, Caistor
The Camden School for Girls, London
The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial RC School, London
Casterton School, Via Carnforth
Caterham School, Caterham
Central Newcastle High School, Newcastle upon Tyne
Centre Academy, London
Channing School, London
Cheadle Hulme School, Cheadle
Chelmsford County High School for Girls, Chelmsford
Cheltenham College, Cheltenham
The Cheltenham Ladies' College, Cheltenham
The Cherwell School, Oxford
Chethams School of Music, Manchester
Chew Valley School, Bristol
Christ College, Brecon, Brecon
Christ's Hospital, Horsham
Churston Ferrers Grammar School, Brixham
City of London Freemen's School, Ashtead
City of London School, London
City of London School for Girls, London
Clayesmore School, Blandford Forum
Clifton College, Bristol
Clifton High School, Bristol
Cobham Hall, Gravesend
Colchester County High School for Girls, Colchester
Colchester Royal Grammar School, Colchester
Colfe's School, London
Collingham, London
Craigholme School, Glasgow
Cranbrook School, Cranbrook
Cranleigh School, Cranleigh
Croydon High School, South Croydon
d'Overbroeck's College, Oxford
Dame Alice Harpur School, Bedford
Dame Alice Owen's School, Potters Bar
Dame Allan's Boys' School, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dame Allan's Girls' School, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dauntsey's School, Devizes
Davies Laing and Dick College, London
Dean Close School, Cheltenham
Devonport High School for Boys, Plymouth
Devonport High School for Girls, Plymouth
Dollar Academy, Dollar
Downe House School, Thatcham
Downside School, Radstock
Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Amersham
Dr Challoner's High School, Little Chalfont
Driffield School, Driffield
Dulwich College, London
Durham High School for Girls, Durham
Ealing Independent College, London
Eastbourne College, Eastbourne
Edgbaston High School for Girls, Birmingham
The Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School, Edinburgh
Eltham College, London
Emanuel School, London
Epsom College, Epsom
Ermysted's Grammar School, Skipton
Eton College, Windsor
Exeter School, Exeter
Felsted School, Great Dunmow
Fernhill School, Glasgow
Filey School, Filey
Forest School, London
Fortismere School, London
Framlingham College, Woodbridge
Frensham Heights School, Farnham
Frewen College, Rye
Friends' School, Saffron Walden
Gateways School, Leeds
George Abbot School, Guildford
George Heriot's School, Edinburgh
George Watson's College, Edinburgh
The Glasgow Academy, Glasgow
Glenalmond College, Glenalmond
The Godolphin and Latymer School, London
The Godolphin School, Salisbury
Gordon's School, Woking
Gordonstoun School, Elgin
The Grange School, Northwich
Graveney School, London
Greenhead College, Huddersfield
The Grey Coat Hospital, London
The Gryphon School, Sherborne
Guildford High School, Guildford
Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Borehamwood
Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, Borehamwood
Haileybury, Hertford
Hall School Wimbledon (Senior School), London
Halliford School, Shepperton
Hampstead School, London
Hampton School, Hampton
Harris Academy, Dundee
Harrogate Ladies' College, Harrogate
Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill
Headington School, Oxford
Heathfield School, Ascot
Heathside School, Weybridge
The Henrietta Barnett School, London
The Hertfordshire and Essex High School, Bishop's Stortford
The High School of Glasgow, Glasgow
Highgate School, London
Hill House St Mary's, Doncaster
Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge
Hockerill Anglo-European College, Bishop's Stortford
The Holy Cross School, New Malden
Howell's School, Llandaff, Cardiff
Huish Episcopi School, Langport
Hurstpierpoint College, Hassocks
Hurtwood House School, Dorking
Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow
Ibstock Place School, London
Immanuel College, Bushey
Impington Village College, Cambridge
International College, Sherborne School, Sherborne
International School of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
International School of London, London
Ipswich High School, Ipswich
Ipswich School, Ipswich
James Allen's Girls' School (JAGS), London
James Gillespie's High School, Edinburgh
The John Lyon School, Harrow
The Judd School, Tonbridge
Kelly College, Tavistock
Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow
Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn
King Alfred School, London
King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham
King Edward's School (Bath), Bath
King Edward's School (Birmingham), Birmingham
King's Bruton, Bruton
King's College (Taunton), Taunton
King's College School (Wimbledon), London
The King's School (Chester), Chester
The King's School (Macclesfield), Macclesfield
The King's School (Worcester), Worcester
The King's School Canterbury, Canterbury
King's School, Rochester, Rochester
Kingston Grammar School, Kingston Upon Thames
Knowl Hill School, Woking
Lady Margaret School, London
Lancaster Girls' Grammar School, Lancaster
Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Lancaster
Lancing College, Lancing
Langley Park School for Boys, Beckenham
The Latymer School, London
Latymer Upper School, London
Lavant House, Chichester
Leeds Girls' High School, Leeds
Leeds Grammar School, Leeds
Leighton Park School, Reading
The Leventhorpe School, Sawbridgeworth
The Leys School, Cambridge
Lincoln Minster School, Lincoln
The London Oratory School, London
Lord Williams's School, Thame
Loughborough Grammar School, Loughborough
Loughborough High School, Loughborough
Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, London
Lymm High Voluntary Controlled School, Lymm
Magdalen College School, Oxford
Malvern College, Malvern
Malvern Girls' College, Malvern
The Manchester Grammar School, Manchester
Manchester High School for Girls, Manchester
Mander Portman Woodward, London
Manor House School, Leatherhead
Marlborough College, Marlborough
The Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh
The Maynard School, Exeter
Mclaren High School, Callander
Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood
Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh
Michael Hall School, Forest Row
Mill Hill County High School, London
Millais School, Horsham
Milton Abbey School, Blandford Forum
The Moat School, London
Moira House Girls School, Eastbourne
Monmouth School, Monmouth
More House School (Farnham), Farnham
More House School (London), London
Moreton Hall School, Oswestry
Morrison's Academy, Crieff
The Mount School, York
Newport Free Grammar School, Saffron Walden
Newstead Wood School for Girls, Orpington
North Bridge House Senior School, London
North London Collegiate School, Edgware
Norwich High School for Girls, Norwich
Notre Dame Senior School, Cobham
Notting Hill and Ealing High School, London
Nottingham High School, Nottingham
Nottingham High School for Girls GDST, Nottingham
Oakham School, Oakham
Oban High School, Oban
Old Palace School of John Whitgift, Croydon
The Oratory School, Reading
Oundle School, Peterborough
Oxford High School GDST, Oxford
Parkstone Grammar School, Poole
Parmiter's School, Watford
Parrs Wood Technology College, Manchester
Pate's Grammar School, Cheltenham
The Perse School, Cambridge
Perse School for Girls, Cambridge
Peter Symonds College, Winchester
Pimlico School, London
Plymstock School, Plymouth
Polam Hall School, Darlington
The Portsmouth Grammar School, Portsmouth
Purcell School, Bushey
Putney High School, London
Queen Anne's School, Reading
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (Wakefield), Wakefield
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn
Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet, Barnet
Queen Ethelburga's College, York
Queen Mary's School, Thirsk
Queen's College, Taunton
Queen's College London, London
Queen's Gate School, London
The Queen's School, Chester
Queenswood School, Hatfield
Radley College, Abingdon
Redland High School, Bristol
Reigate Grammar School, Reigate
Rendcomb College and Junior School, Cirencester
Repton School, Derby
The Ridings High School, Bristol
Ripon Grammar School, Ripon
Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen
Roedean School, Brighton
Rossall School, Fleetwood
Royal Grammar School (Guildford), Guildford
Royal Grammar School (Newcastle), Newcastle upon Tyne
Royal Grammar School Worcester
The Royal High School (Edinburgh), Edinburgh
Royal High School, Bath GDST, Bath
Rugby School, Rugby
Ryde School with Upper Chine, Ryde
Ryedale School, York
Sacred Heart High School, London
Saffron Walden County High School, Saffron Walden
St Aidan's Church of England High School, Harrogate
St Albans Girls' School, St Albans
St Albans High School for Girls, St Albans
St Albans School, St Albans
St Aloysius' College, Glasgow
St Bede's School, Hailsham
St Bees School, St Bees
St Catherine's School, Guildford
St Christopher School, Letchworth
St Clare's, Oxford, Oxford
St Columba's School, Kilmacolm
St David's College, Llandudno, Llandudno
St David's School, Ashford
St Dominic's Sixth Form College, Harrow on the Hill
St Dunstan's College, London
St Edward's Oxford, Oxford
Saint Felix Schools, Southwold
St George's School (Ascot), Ascot
St Gregory's Catholic College, Bath
St James Independent School for Senior Boys, Twickenham
St James Independent School for Senior Girls, London
St John's School, Leatherhead
St Laurence School, Bradford-on-Avon
St Leonards School & Sixth Form College, St Andrews
St Leonards-Mayfield School, Mayfield
St Margaret's School (Exeter), Exeter
St Margaret's School for Girls, Aberdeen
St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, Bristol
St Mary's Catholic School, Bishop's Stortford
St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh
St Mary's School and College, Bexhill
St Mary's School, Calne
St Mary's School, Shaftesbury
St Mary's School Ascot, Ascot
The St Marylebone C of E School, London
St Mary’s College Part of the Wrestwood Trust, Bexhill-on-Sea
St Michael's Catholic Grammar School, London
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School, Orpington
St Paul's Girls' School, London
St Paul's School, London
St Peter's School, York
St Swithun's School, Winchester
Scalby School, Scarborough
The School of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon
Seaford College, Petworth
Sedbergh School, Sedbergh
Sevenoaks School, Sevenoaks
Sexey's School, Bruton
Sheffield High School, Sheffield
Sherborne School, Sherborne
Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames
Shrewsbury High School, Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury
Sidcot School, Winscombe
Sir William Borlase's Grammar School, Marlow
Sir William Perkins's School, Chertsey
Skipton Girls' High School, Skipton
Slindon College, Arundel
Slough Grammar School, Slough
South Hampstead High School, London
Southbank International School (W1), London
Stamford High School, Stamford
Stamford School, Stamford
Stonar School, Melksham
Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe
Stover School, Newton Abbot
Stowe School, Buckingham
Strathallan School, Perth
Streatham and Clapham High School, London
Stroud High School, Stroud
Surbiton High School, Kingston Upon Thames
Sutton High School, Sutton
Sutton Valence School, Maidstone
Sydenham High School GDST, London
Talbot Heath School, Bournemouth
Taunton School, Taunton
Teesside Preparatory and High School, Stockton-on-Tees
Thomas Mills High School, Woodbridge
Thomas Telford School, Telford
Thurston Community College, Bury St Edmunds
Tiffin School, Kingston Upon Thames
Tonbridge Grammar School, Tonbridge
Tonbridge School, Tonbridge
Tormead School, Guildford
Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Torquay
Torquay Grammar School for Girls, Torquay
Truro School, Truro
Tudor Hall School, Banbury
Twyford Church of England High School, London
Uffculme School, Chapel Hill, Uffculme, Devon (no sixth form)
University College School, London
Uppingham Community College, Oakham
Uppingham School, Uppingham
Wakefield Girls' High School, Wakefield
Waldegrave School, Twickenham
Wallace College, Edinburgh
Wallington County Grammar School, Wallington
Warwick School, Warwick
Watford Grammar School for Boys, Watford
Watford Grammar School for Girls, Watford
Wellsway School, Bristol
Westbourne School, Sheffield
Westlands School and Technology College, Torquay
Westminster School, London
Westminster Tutors, London
Westonbirt School, Tetbury
Whitgift School, South Croydon
Wigmore High School, Leominster
Wimbledon High School, London
Winchester College, Winchester
Windermere St Anne's School, Windermere
Withington Girls' School, Manchester
Wolverhampton Girls School, Wolverhampton
Woodbridge School, Woodbridge
Woodford County High School, Woodford Green
Woodside Park International School, London
Worth School, Crawley
Wychwood School, Oxford
Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe
Wymondham College (pronounced Wind'em), Wymondham
Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham