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### London Boasts Eight of the Top Schools Worldwide

Whether you adored or despised it, found your niche or yearned for the day you could finally break free and head off to university, your time in school played a significant role in shaping your identity. Schools come in a wide range of varieties – some are renowned for their exceptional athletic or academic achievements, while others are celebrated for their dedication to mental well-being and overall health. Many institutions excel in all these aspects and more.

After the coverage by the Times last December, it is now the turn of the research magazine to unveil its annual ranking. The Spear’s ranking, initiated in 2020, evaluates schools based on their academic performance, social environment, and pastoral care through a meticulous process of data collection, online surveys, and interviews. Subsequently, the index showcases the top schools worldwide.

In the esteemed ‘top flight’ category, an impressive eight private schools in London have made the prestigious list. That’s right, eight schools in the capital city have been recognized among the best globally!

Unsurprisingly, Harrow secured its position on the list. This school in northwest London, with a history of educating boys since 1572, demonstrated exceptional academic results in both GCSE and A-level examinations, coupled with a stellar reputation in sports.

Additionally, central London schools such as Queen’s College and Westminster School received acknowledgment from Spear’s. The latter, established in the 14th century, boasts an outstanding 96% of IGCSE results achieving grades 7–9.

Below is a compilation of other London schools that were acknowledged in the 2024 Spear’s index:

Top London Schools Recognized in the Spear’s 500 School Index

  • Harrow School
  • Highgate
  • King’s College School Wimbledon
  • North London Collegiate School
  • Queen’s College London
  • St Paul’s Girls School
  • St Paul’s School
  • Westminster

For a detailed list of the award-winning schools, refer to the .

The roster of exceptional educational institutions in London extends beyond this list. Explore which schools were featured in the , and delve deeper into the details on Time Out’s coverage of .

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