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Related Pages: - Prep School League Tables - Top London Prep Schools - Top Boarding Prep Schools - Progression to Top Senior - Common Entrance

Prep School League Tables 

How are Prep Schools ranked?

League tables are commonplace for Senior Schools where easy comparisons can be made between GCSE and A-Level or IB results, but this is less straightforward in the case of Prep Schools as there is no standardised final exam. We find the best way of understanding the academic profile of a Prep School is by looking at how successful the school has been in preparing its students for entry to the country’s most selective Senior Schools.

We produce three different Prep School League Tables:

Top Boarding Preps: These are the top Boarding Prep Schools, based on the percentage of leavers that move on to the UK's top Senior Schools. Schools featured in this league table have a minimum of 50 boarders.

Top London Preps: This is a table of the top London Prep Schools based on the percentage of leaving students that progress to top Senior Schools, whether day or boarding.

Top All-through Schools: This table shows the top 10 Prep Schools that are attached to high performing Senior Schools. The majority of children that leave these Prep Schools will move on to the attached Senior, therefore the schools are ranked according to the GCSE results of the target Senior School.

Note: Only schools that share their specific leaver destinations are included in the tables and the tables are updated as further details became available.

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