When the Daily Mail asked how he managed to get all six of his children to Oxbridge, he said: “It never struck me that was particularly remarkable. What do you expect if you send your kids to Eton and St Paul’s?”
Not much has changed since Boris and his siblings went to university. The top ten is dominated by the traditional, seriously expensive boys” schools. Eton College and St Paul’s School rank top and third in the Oxbridge stakes, (though Boris’s dad might have meant St Paul’s Girls’ School where Boris’s sister, Rachel, did her A-levels), ranked sixth.
The two schools that send the most sixth-formers to Oxbridge are Westminster School, the alma mater of Nick Clegg, deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, and Eton College. which has educated a long line of prime ministers, including David Cameron. Westminster is the most expensive boys’ day school in London – almost a quarter of its intake is boarders who pay even more. Girls are admitted only in the sixth-form.
Their closest rival is St Paul’s School, famous old boy, George Osborne, chancellor of the exchequer, (53) to Oxbridge. King”s School Wimbledon, a boys” day school in south London is listed fourth. It used to do only the International Baccalaureate, (IB), but has now reintroduced A Level, alongside the IB. Winchester College, a boy”s boarding school in Winchester, is fifth. The two girls” day schools in the list are St Paul”s Girls and North London Collegiate School. The only co-educational schools are Sevenoaks School in Kent, an International Baccalaureate (IB) trailblazer, and Magdalen College School in Oxford.
- School Oxford Cambridge
Eton College, Windsor 76 52 24
Westminster School, Westminster 75 37 38
St Paul”s School, Barnes 53 30 23
King”s College School, Wimbledon 39 21 18
Winchester College, Winchester 37 21 18
St Paul”s Girls, Hammersmith 35 22 13
North London Collegiate School, Edgware 35 18 17
Magdalen College School. Oxford 31 14 17
Sevenoaks School, Sevenoaks 30 9 21
Tonbridge School, Tonbridge 30 12 18
Royal Grammar School, Guildford 30 12 18