Top IB Schools
2017

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 North London Collegiate School - Edgware 42.4 20 19635 -
2 King's College - Wimbledon - 41.6 55 20985 -
3 Godolphin & Latymer School - Hammersmith 41.0 24 20934 -
4 Sevenoaks School - Sevenoaks 40.6 216 25497 38907
5 Stephen Perse Foundation - Cambridge 40.0 32 16500 -
6 Cheltenham Ladies' College - Cheltenham 39.9 21 27210 40110
7 Headington School - Oxford 39.8 21 18600 36990
8 Whitgift School - South Croydon 39.7 30 19362 36411
9 Wellington College - 39.2 97 27930 38220
10 Bromsgrove School - Bromsgrove 39.1 43 16020 35850
- King Edward's School - Birmingham 39.1 95 12735 -
12 Bedford School - Bedford 37.4 21 18477 31251
- Fettes College - Edinburgh 37.4 53 26790 33480
14 Brentwood School - Brentwood 37.0 28 18216 35700
- Kent College - Canterbury 37.0 26 17955 33981
16 Ardingly College - Haywards Heath 36.8 43 23610 33420
17 Christ's Hospital - Horsham 36.6 27 21330 32790
18 Haileybury - Hertford 36.4 58 24753 32784
19 Abbey School - Reading 36.3 21 16530 -
- Bradfield College - Reading 36.3 35 29052 36315
21 Oakham School - Oakham 36.1 41 20025 32520
- Southbank International School - Westminster 36.1 59 28755 -
- St Clare's - Oxford 36.1 115 - -
24 Worth School - Crawley 36.0 25 22710 32100
25 Marymount International School - Kingston upon Thames 35.8 45 22860 38875
- Taunton School - Taunton 35.8 28 - -
27 ACS Egham International School - Egham 35.4 60 24620 -
28 Charterhouse School - Godalming 35.0 31449 38061
- St Edward's School - Oxford 35.0 29265 36570
- United World College of the Atlantic - 35.0 161 - -
- Windermere School - Windermere 35.0 34 17250 30420
32 Felsted School - Dunmow 34.0 22 22725 34275
33 CATS College Canterbury - Canterbury 33.6 22 - -
34 Stonyhurst College - Clitheroe 33.5 27 - -
35 ACS Cobham International School - Cobham 33.4 94 26320 45560
36 ACS Hillingdon International School - Hillingdon 32.7 40 23690 -
37 King William's College - Castletown 32.6 54 21600 31350
- St Leonards School - St Andrews 32.6 61 - -
39 International School of London - 32.0 30 - -
- TASIS - The American School in England - Thorpe 32.0 40 23190 41870
41 King Edward's Witley - Godalming 31.9 66 19950 30780
42 Rydal Penrhos - Colwyn Bay 31.5 23 16455 32790
43 Gresham's School - Holt 31.1 31 25500 35760
44 Box Hill School - Dorking 30.2 20 18990 33750
45 Ellesmere College - Ellesmere 28.4 20 17919 31815

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


Rank School IB Points IB Numbers Day Fees Boarding Fees
1 Westbourne School - Cardiff 37.6 16 - -
2 Bedford Girls' School - Bedford 37.5 15 12939 -
3 Royal High School - Bath 37.3 13 13626 29649
- Portsmouth Grammar School - Portsmouth 37.3 18 15336 -
5 Dwight School London - 35.9 18 21570 -
6 Bryanston School - Blandford Forum 35.3 15 - 36984
7 Sherborne Girls - Sherborne 34.8 17 24300 33300
8 Leighton Park School - Reading 32.9 14 21654 34794
9 Scarborough College - Scarborough 32.5 17 14130 27363
10 Warminster School - Warminster 31.0 16 14730 30585
11 Sidcot School - Winscombe 28.3 16 17130 30750

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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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