London GCSE ranking 2023

Thursday 24 August was GCSE results day and here are the top 100 London secondary schools based on results released so far. Many more exciting stories are coming in so the below table will be updated frequently over the next days.

For once, St Paul’s Girl’s School has been overtaken by the North London Collegiate School. Highgate School and Latymer Upper School are the top ranked co-educational schools, followed by Alleyn’s in Dulwich and Kingston Grammar School.

While we usually like to rank schools by the percentage of grades at A*, the below are currently ranked by percentage of grades at A-A* as many schools have not yet released their full data. Below are the top 100 London secondary schools based on GCSE results 2023:

School% 8-9% 7-9TypeGender
1North London Collegiate School93.0%99.0%privateGirls
2St Paul’s Girls’ School93.9%98.8%privateGirls
3King’s College School Wimbledon89.8%98.1%privateBoys
4Henrietta Barnett School89.0%97.0%stateGirls
5Godolphin & Latymer School87.3%96.7%privateGirls
6Westminster School90.0%96.0%privateBoys
7St Paul’s School87.0%96.0%privateBoys
8City of London School for Girls83.0%95.0%privateGirls
9Wilson’s School85.1%94.9%stateBoys
10Tiffin Girls81.4%94.6%stateGirls
11Lady Eleanor Holles82.5%94.3%privateGirls
12South Hampstead High School82.6%94.0%privateGirls
13Latymer Upper79.3%93.0%privateCo-ed
14Highgate School79.0%93.0%privateCo-ed
15Queen Elizabeth School, Barnet81.8%92.8%stateBoys
16City of London79.0%92.4%privateBoys
17Dulwich College74.9%92.0%privateBoys
18Wimbledon High75.6%92.0%privateGirls
19Hampton School75.0%91.0%privateBoys
20Haberdasher Aske’s School for Boys91.0%privateBoys
21St Olave’s Grammar School76.0%90.9%stateBoys
22Alleyn’s, Dulwich75.0%90.0%privateCo-ed
23Putney High School75.0%90.0%privateGirls
24UCS, Hampstead73.0%90.0%privateBoys
25Kingston Grammar School90.0%privateCo-Ed
27Francis Holland SW175.0%89.0%privateGirls
29Notting Hill & Ealing High74.0%88.2%privategirls
30Whitgift School, Croydon67.1%88.1%privateBoys
31Trinity School, Croydon70.0%88.0%privateBoys
32Surbiton High School67.9%87.7%privateGirls
33Emanuel School68.0%87.0%privateCo-ed
34Latymer School, Edmonton69.3%86.5%stateCo-ed
35Channing School63.7%86.2%privateGirls
36Nonsuch High School, Sutton68.7%86.1%stateGirls
37Haberdasher Aske’s School for Girls86.0%privateGirls
38Merchant Taylor’s School67.3%85.4%privateBoys
39Newstead Wood School66.6%85.0%stateGirls
40St Helen’s, Northwood63.0%84.0%privateGirls
41St Michael’s Grammar63.0%83.3%stategirls
42Tiffin School63.3%82.4%stateBoys
43Eltham College56.0%81.0%privateco-ed
44Woodford Country High School80.0%stateGirls
45Colfe’s School59.0%79.0%privateCo-ed
46Francis Holland NW156.0%77.0%privateGirls
47Queen’s College56.0%77.0%privateGirls
48Croydon High School55.0%77.0%privategirls
49Sutton Grammar School54.8%76.4%stateBoys
50Harrodian School52.0%75.0%privateCo-ed
51Sutton High GDST50.0%75.0%privateGirls
52Ibstock Place74.0%privateCo-ed
53Blackheath High, GDST52.0%73.0%privateGirls
54Forest School50.0%73.0%privateCo-ed
55Bromley High, GDST53.0%72.0%privateGirls
56Hampton Court House40.0%70.0%privateCo-ed
57Wallington County Grammar School70.0%stateBoys
58Thames Christian School70.0%privateCo-ed
59St Benedict’s School, Ealing42.8%69.3%privateCo-ed
60Dame Alice Owen48.0%68.0%stateCo-ed
61Townley Grammar School45.0%68.0%stateGirls
62St Dunstan’s College45.0%67.0%privateCo-ed
63Queen’s Gate44.0%66.7%privateGirls
64Bexley Grammar School42.8%65.8%stateCo-ed
65Old Palace of John Whitgift65.5%privateGirls
66Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar40.8%65.3%stateCo-ed
67Beths Grammar School39.6%63.0%stateCo-ed
68Sydenham High, GDST40.0%62.0%privateGirls
69St Augustine’s Priory37.0%60.0%privateGirls
70St James Girls’ School58.0%privateGirls
71Radnor House Twickenham58.0%privateCo-ed
72The Laurel’s School39.6%57.9%privategirls
73John Lyon School33.0%57.0%privateBoys
74JFS, Brent57.0%stateCo-ed
75Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School37.1%55.4%stateboys
76Twyford Church of England School55.0%stateCo-ed
77St Catherine’s School Twickenham35.0%54.0%privateGirls
78Fortismere School34.0%54.0%stateCo-ed
79Hasmonean High School for Girls54.0%stateGirls
80Greycoat Hospital School53.6%stateGirls
81Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy53.0%stateCo-ed
82Kew House53.0%privateCo-ed
83Mossbourne Community Academy52.0%stateCo-ed
84St Marylebone51.0%stateGirls
85Camden School for Girls51.0%stateCo-ed
86Mill Hill School51.0%privateCo-ed
87Lady Margaret School30.0%50.6%stateGirls
88Grey Court School30.0%50.0%stateCo-ed
89Orleans Park School50.0%stateCo-ed
90Alexandra Park School50.0%stateCo-ed
91Royal Russell School28.7%48.5%privateCo-ed
92West London Free School48.0%stateCo-ed
93Waldegrave School47.0%stateGirls
96Hasmonean High School for Boys45.0%stateBoys
97Wren Academy Finchley45.0%stateCo-ed
98Parliament Hill School45.0%stateGirls
99Northbridge House, Hampstead44.0%privateCo-ed
100Ursuline High School42.0%girlsstate
100Northbridge House, Canonbury42.0%privateCo-ed

43 thoughts on “London GCSE ranking 2023”

  1. Hamptons in their website % 8-9 is 75% and 7-9 91% (not 74.3% for 8-9) , LEH 83% and 94% respectively
    Putney’s % 8-9 is 76.3% and 7-9 90.8% (not 75% and 90%) based on table in website
    Alleyns % 8-9 is 75.1% and 7-9 90.7% (not 75% and 90%) based on table in website
    JAGS 76% and 90% (NOT 75% and 89%)

    1. Just saying the percentages in the table look to be too much rounded off, looking at Putney, JAGS or Alleyns

    2. that is because the schools often report rounded results in their initial press releases and only publish detailed numbers once remarks etc are in – some schools (such as Habs) still only have the 2022 on their website and only report 2023 results via press releases with rounded / incomplete data at this stage

    1. Kew House will now be included (#84)- they published their data very late.
      Thomas’s senior is fairly new and have not gotten to the point of GCSE results yet.

  2. Dame Alice Owen is not in London – it’s in Hertfordshire. Actually, quite a few of these schools are not (technically) in London – NLCS is in Edgware and has a Harrow postcode, Harrow is in Harrow.

    1. Harrow and Edgware are both in Greater London. Hertfordshire is indeed not in London but DAO admits a considerable number of Norh zLondon children via their grammar stream, hence it is included for comparison purposes.

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