Top IB Schools
2018

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 +44 1622 813870 for advice.

Large cohort IB Schools (20+ IB students):


Rank School IB Points IB Numbers Day Fees Boarding Fees
1 King's College - Wimbledon - 41.1 79 21600 -
2 Godolphin & Latymer School - Hammersmith 40.0 21 21615 -
3 Sevenoaks School - Sevenoaks 39.5 215 26523 40464
4 Wellington College - 39.3 78 29040 39750
5 Abbey School - Reading 38.7 27 17040 -
6 Ardingly College - Haywards Heath 38.6 45 23610 33420
7 Headington School - Oxford 38.5 31 19251 38286
8 Cheltenham Ladies' College - Cheltenham 38.4 46 28230 41610
9 Bromsgrove School - Bromsgrove 38.3 56 16665 37290
10 Fettes College - Edinburgh 38.0 44 28200 34800
- Whitgift School - South Croydon 38.0 20136 37866
12 King Edward's School - Birmingham 37.9 111 13230 -
13 Southbank International School - Westminster 37.6 51 30180 -
14 Haileybury - Hertford 36.2 58 25620 34422
- Stephen Perse Foundation - Cambridge 36.2 21 16830 -
16 Brentwood School - Brentwood 36.0 27 18945 37128
17 Marymount International School - Kingston upon Thames 35.9 46 23775 40425
18 St Clare's - Oxford 35.7 116 19207 39977
19 Felsted School - Dunmow 35.5 24 23550 35985
20 Bradfield College - Reading 35.4 30 29925 37404
21 Charterhouse School - Godalming 35.1 41 32364 39165
22 Halcyon London International School - London 35.0 21 - -
23 Bedford School - Bedford 34.9 36 19032 32190
24 ACS Egham International School - Egham 34.7 56 25360 -
- Oakham School - Oakham 34.7 54 20535 33660
26 Christ's Hospital - Horsham 34.5 28 22410 34440
27 King William's College - Castletown 34.2 55 22350 32436
- Taunton School - Taunton 34.2 27 19395 36225
29 St Edward's School - Oxford 34.1 75 30285 37845
30 Gresham's School - Holt 34.0 32 26280 36840
- King Fahad Academy - 34.0 35 4000 -
32 Windermere School - Windermere 33.7 27 17775 31335
33 Stonyhurst College - Clitheroe 33.1 27 19950 36300
34 International School of London - 33.0 30 26300 -
- Worth School - Crawley 33.0 32 23730 33690
36 TASIS - The American School in England - Thorpe 32.6 55 23890 43550
37 King Edward's Witley - Godalming 32.4 56 20460 31995
38 ACS Hillingdon International School - Hillingdon 32.1 44 24400 -
39 St Leonards School - St Andrews 32.0 65 14208 34653
40 ACS Cobham International School - Cobham 31.7 101 27110 46930
41 Rossall School - Fleetwood 31.0 21 13080 33420
42 CATS College Canterbury - Canterbury 30.7 23 24990 39480
43 Scarborough College - Scarborough 30.5 41 14694 28458
44 Box Hill School - Dorking 30.0 31 19710 35100

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


Rank School IB Points IB Numbers Day Fees Boarding Fees
1 Royal High School - Bath 39.1 11 14100 30894
2 Portsmouth Grammar School - Portsmouth 38.3 15 15951 -
3 Redmaids' High School - Bristol 38.0 14 14430 -
4 Bedford Girls' School - Bedford 37.5 15 13263 -
5 Kent College - Canterbury 37.0 12 18315 34491
6 George Watson's College - Edinburgh 36.5 15 12555 -
7 Westbourne School - Cardiff 36.3 16 - -
8 Rydal Penrhos - Colwyn Bay 32.4 12 - 34431
9 Sherborne Girls - Sherborne 32.1 16 21285 35880
10 Sidcot School - Winscombe 30.8 13 17640 31830
11 Warminster School - Warminster 30.0 13 15330 32640
12 Buckswood School - Hastings 25.3 17 13500 29100

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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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