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The best private schools

The best private schools

King's College School


This boys' day school started life in 1829 as part of King's College London. It took up the same premises on the Strand as the university until 1897 when it moved to its current site in Wimbledon. It now educates boys between the ages of seven and eighteen while it also admits girls at sixteen.

Exam results and university destinations have remained among the best since its founding. In 2013, 76 per cent of all GCSE grades were A*. The school took up the International Baccalaureate instead of A-Levels until recently. Results had been equally strong there with the Sunday Times naming it the IB School of the Year. It sent 50 pupils to Oxbridge in 2013. A further eight took up places at US universities.

Former pupils include Dorian Gray actor Ben Barnes, teenage millionaire Nick D'Aloisio and Marcus Mumford from Mumford & Sons.