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England's Top 30 Boarding Schools 2015

Based on percent estimate matriculation to Oxbridge, Oxford and Cambridge universities

Rank Boarding Schools Oxbridge Placement A Levels AAB (%) Overall
¹Oxbridge = Oxbridge is a portmanteau (blend word) of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxbridge
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At Eton, while you are taught to tick the boxes, this is merely a preliminary measure: the emphasis in on going beyond the exam… Oxford student, graduate of Eton College
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17 Radley College
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They have contacts at major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating…

Students at Groton tend to be either very smart, very rich, or both (because some people just seem to have…

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Groton School

At Eton, while you are taught to tick the boxes, this is merely a preliminary measure: the emphasis is…

Oxford student

Eton College

Compared to public schools and most other private schools, college counseling at Choate is…

Harvard student

Choate Rosemary Hall

the admissions rate is around 10-15%…Top level athletes and legacy students are definitely favored,…

I had an outside college counselor assist me...because I felt that the Dalton counselor and I did not get along,…

Yale student

Dalton School

Advantage of being taught at Westminster was that the teachers were very aware of any changes in the syllabus for exams, due to the fact that many of them…

Oxford student

Westminster School London

Teaching is not geared simply to passing public exams but to cultivating intellect. I think this was a great help when it came to applying to Oxford.…

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Winchester College

College counselors are very well connected and have relationships with admissions officers at…

Extraordinarily successful college counseling program. Huge percentages of students attend Ivy League…

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Trinity School

Really improved is with their practice interviews: many of the teachers have Oxbridge…

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Manchester Grammar School

Honestly say that if it wasn't for my college counselor, I would not be where I am now…

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Horace Mann School


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Includes University of Oxford and University of Cambridge (Oxbridge) matriculation (estimate) ranking of college preparatory boarding schools in the United Kingdom, plus individual school profiles and reviews.
Only boarding schools in the United Kingdom with a (1) minimum of 5-days residential/boarding program, (2) enrolls students in Senior/Sixth-Form grades, and (3) a minimum average graduating class of 40 students in the past 5 years are included in the ranking. Ranking is based on the percentage (estimate) of graduates matriculating to Oxbridge: University of Cambridge and University of Oxford during the past 5 year period. If 5 year matriculation data is unavailable, a time period of 1 to 4 years is used. Please note: The content materials are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to provide advice, guidance, or recommendations and should not be relied upon in that respect. You should not act or rely on any information on this website without seeking the advice of professionals including but not limited to educational counselors and consultants, school administrators, alumnae, and current students. Any ranking, opinion, advice, article, publication, statement, service, offer, or other information or content expressed or made available on this website or on any site within or linked to the domain of PrepReview.com is that of the respective author and should be viewed as subjective and only portray a limited information that may be highly inappropriate in deciding or judging the overall quality of schools. The information contained on this website, or any site within or linked to the domain of PrepReview.com or pages from this website may contain typographical errors and out dated information. This information is provided "as is," with no guarantees of completeness, non-infringement, accuracy or timeliness, and without warranties of any kind, express or implied. Please contact the schools directly for more up to date and accurate information.