A-Level resultsA-Levels are the main qualification that pupils study after reaching 16 years of age in the UK. The pass rate indicates how many pupils passed 3 or more A-Level subjects with A* to E grades in the annual exams.
The main benchmark for exam success, the A-Level pass rate is a key indicator of the quality of teaching and individual support that pupils can expect.
University entryThe Oxbridge entry rate refers to the number of pupils that are admitted to Oxford or Cambridge University after school.
These universities are rank among the top universities in the world, and competition is extremely fierce to get an education at one of these prestigious institutions.
Typically, entry to either Oxford or Cambridge depends on both exam results and an entry interview and exam. Schools with a high percentage of Oxbridge entries offer an excellent preparation for this entry process.
Tuition feesThe cost of tuition at the best boarding schools in Britain varies enormously.
There are many reasons for the diversity in price, but depends greatly on whether you are looking for full boarding, flexi-boarding or for a private day school.
The schools at the very top end of the price scale trade on their reputation for a certain type of education that goes beyond pure exam results.
Itâ€™s a good idea to seriously consider several schools, since market forces dictate that the most popular schools are likely to be the most expensive.
Pupil / teacher ratioAnother way of judging school performance is the ratio of pupils to teachers in the school, which is a good indicator of the level of individual support your child can expect.
If you are looking for a school that provides a very nurturing environment, choosing somewhere that will allow them to have a close relationship with the staff is a good place to start.