City of London School/City of London School for Girls
City of London School offers unparalleled location in the capital's Square Mile. The boys' school looks onto the river Thames by the Millennium Bridge while the girls' site sits in Barbican.
Both schools' alumni can match the best of any private institution in the country. Former prime minister Herbert Asquith, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and authors Julian Barnes and Kingsley Amis lead a long list of esteemed old boys. Actress Romola Garai and TV presenter Claudia Winkleman are among those who have attended the girls' school.
Examination results are strong every year with both schools appearing towards the top of league tables. City of London School sends an average of 24 boys a year to Oxbridge. The girls' school has sent one in five of its pupils there in the past three years.
The boys' school has entry points at 10+, 11+, 13+ and 16+. The sister school admits girls at 7+, 11+ and 16+.