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13 boarding schools found

Abingdon // England +

Founded in 1256 by the Benedictine monks of Abingdon Abbey, this boys' school has 860 students split into 9 houses and provides and all round education for boys...



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Scholarships
Available
Senior Day Tuition
£5290
Junior Day Tuition
£5290
Senior Boarding Tuition
Full - £11,180/Weekly - £9340
A-Level pass rate
63.5% A* and A in 2013
Teacher - student ratio
varies with each year group
Total enrollment
950
Extracurricular programmes
Dance/Film Club/Debating society/Chess/Tennis/Swimming/Soccer/Music/Art/Theatre/Football/Hockey/Rugby
Academic programmes
iGCSE/GCSE/A-Level
Language courses offered
Mandarin/Russian/Italian/German/Spanish
Main language
English
Age of entry
11
Boys
Yes
Age of entry to boarding houses
13
Preparation course
Yes - UK universities/Yes - US universities
University counselling
Yes
Day pupils
Yes

Bedford School // England +

The school aims to teach boys to think intelligently, act wisely and be fully engaged in a challenging and changing world. ...



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Scholarships
Music/Art/Academic/Bursaries available/Performing Arts/Sports
Boarding Tuition
£6,761 - £9,915 per term
Day Tuition
£3,799 - £5,862 per term
A-Level pass rate
79.4% A* - B; 92.9% A* - C
GCSE pass rate
63.7% A* - A; 96.2% A* - C
Russell group entrance
73%
IB Diploma Average
36
Setting
Suburban
Extracurricular programmes
Fencing/Golf/Squash/Shooting/Weight training/Cross-country/Athletics/Badminton/Water Polo/Rowing/Volunteering/Combined Cadet Force/Cricket/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Debating society/Basketball/Tennis/Swimming/Sailing/Soccer/Music/Art/Theatre/Hockey/Rugby
Academic programmes
IB Diploma/GCSE/A-Level
Main language
English
Language courses offered
ESL / EAL/French
Boys
boys-only
Age of entry
7 +
Preparation course
Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes

Burgess Hill Girls // Southern England +

Location: Burgess Hill Girls is located close to Burgess Hill train station which is easily accessible by both local as well as i...



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Scholarships
Sports/Performing Arts/Music/Academic/Sixth Form
Junior Day Tuition
£2,600 - £4,750 a term
Senior Boarding Tuition
£9,350 - £11,400 a term
Senior Day Tuition
£4,850 - £6,400 per term
GCSE pass rate
100% pass rate and 74% of all grades 9 - 7
A-Level pass rate
100% pass rate and 55% of all grades A*/A
Average class size
15
Teacher - student ratio
1:11
Setting
Urban
Total enrollment
505
Academic programmes
ESL / EAL/GCSE/A-Level
Extracurricular programmes
Hockey/Theatre/Art/Music/Swimming/Tennis/Table tennis/Chess/Debating society/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Film Club/Dance/Cricket/Netball/Rowing/Badminton/Choirs/Orchestra/Drama
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Latin/ESL / EAL/French
Age of entry to boarding houses
11+
Age of entry
3 +
Girls
girls-only
Preparation course
Yes - Oxbridge/UCAS Preparation
University counselling
Yes
Career counselling
Yes
Senior School Counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes
Occasional boarding
Yes

Cambridge Tutors College // London +

Location: Cambridge Tutors College lies on the outskirts of London in the bustling neighbourhood of Croydon. As primary stude...



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Boarding Tuition
£24,825
Day Tuition
£8,925
University entrance
90%
Russell group entrance
45%
Oxbridge entrance
5%
GCSE pass rate
9-8: 33.3%/9-7: 55.6%/9-6: 88.9%/9-5:100%/9-4: 100%
A-Level pass rate
A*-A grades: 34%/A*-B grades: 60%/A*-C grades: 73%
Total enrollment
100
Average class size
6
Teacher - student ratio
1:6
Setting
Urban
Extracurricular programmes
Badminton/Film Club/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Debating society/Chess/Table tennis/Basketball/Tennis/Swimming/Music/Art/Football
Academic programmes
NCUK Foundation /ESL / EAL/GCSE/A-Level
Language courses offered
French/ESL / EAL/Mandarin/Italian/German/Spanish
Main language
English
Age of entry to boarding houses
14+
Age of entry
14+
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
University counselling
Yes
Preparation course
UCAS Preparation/Yes - Oxbridge
Senior School Counselling
Yes
Career counselling
Yes
Occasional boarding
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Full boarding
Yes

CATS Cambridge // Cambridge +

Cambridge is a city renowned for learning and home the prestigious University of Cambridge. Follow in the footsteps of Crick & Watson, who discovered the...



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Boarding Tuition
£34,770 - £34,980 for UK and EU students/£38,870 - £39,975 for international students
Day Tuition
£29,985 for international students/£24,990 for UK and EU students
Scholarships
Bursaries available/Academic
A-Level pass rate
A*17%/A*-A 26%/A*-B 67%/A*-C 84%
GCSE pass rate
A*10%/A*-A 27%/A*-B 46%/A*-C 67%
Oxbridge entrance
1%
Russell group entrance
56% A level/41% UFP approx.45% overall
University entrance
95%
Teacher - student ratio
1:8
Setting
Urban
Total enrollment
400
Average class size
8
Extracurricular programmes
STEM/Painting/Young Enterprise/Photography/Model UN/Running/Dodgeball/Juijitsu, Muy Tai boxing, Tae Kwon Do/Craft & Knitting/Gymnastics/Choirs/Badminton/yoga/Netball/Dance/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Debating society/Chess/Table tennis/Basketball/Tennis/Music/Art/Football/Astronomy/Coding/Cooking/Rock band/Christian Fellowship
Academic programmes
Academic English Programme/Fast-Track University Foundation Programme/Academic Summer Programmes/High School Term/University Foundation Programme/Pre-programme/GCSE/A-Level
Language courses offered
French/ESL / EAL/Mandarin/Russian/German/Spanish/Cantonese
Main language
English
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
14+
Age of entry to boarding houses
14+
Preparation course
Yes - Oxbridge/Yes - UK universities/UCAS Preparation
University counselling
Yes
Career counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes

Dulwich // England +

Founded in 1619, Dulwich College offers an academically challenging environment that promotes an independent work ethic and encourages students to acquire a lov...



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Scholarships
Academic/Art/Music/Sports/Some means-tested bursaries are available
A-Level pass rate
89.4% A* and A - B, 62.6% A*-A
GCSE pass rate
97.8% A* and A - B; 87.2% A* - A
Setting
Suburban
Academic programmes
A-Level/GCSE
Extracurricular programmes
Rugby/Hockey/Football/Theatre/Art/Music/Swimming/Tennis/Basketball/Film Club/Cricket/Rowing/Athletics/Cross-country/Choirs
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Italian/Japanese/French/Chinese
Age of entry to boarding houses
11+
Boys
boys-only
Age of entry
7 +
Preparation course
Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes

Eton College // England +

Founded in 1440, Eton College is one of the most famous all-boys boarding schools in the world. The level ...



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Boarding Tuition
£11,478 per term
Scholarships
Academic/Art/Music/Performing Arts/Sixth Form /Some means-tested bursaries are available
A-Level pass rate
82.8% A* - A; 96.5% A* - B
GCSE pass rate
95.6% A* - A; 99.1% A* - B
Setting
Suburban
Total enrollment
1000+
Extracurricular programmes
Martial Arts/Golf/Squash/Shooting/Athletics/Badminton/Rowing/Volunteering/Cricket/Modern Languages/Debating society/Basketball/Tennis/Music/Art/Theatre/Football/Hockey/Rugby/Model United Nations
Academic programmes
GCSE/A-Level
Main language
English
Age of entry
16/13
Boys
boys-only
Preparation course
Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes

Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools // Wales +

Regularly ranked among the top 10 best British boarding schools, 65% of pupils across the two schools gained places at Russell Group universities, with nine Oxf...



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Junior Boarding Tuition
£6057 per term
Senior Boarding Tuition
£8820 per term
Scholarships
Academic/Music/Performing Arts/Sports/Sixth Form
Junior Day Tuition
£3220 per term
Senior Day Tuition
£4591 per term
A-Level pass rate
83% Pass rate, 99.2% of A* & A
GCSE pass rate
82.8% A*, A and B
University entrance
96%
Oxbridge entrance
8-10%
Russell group entrance
43%
Total enrollment
700
Setting
Semi-rural
Average class size
20
Teacher - student ratio
1:10
Academic programmes
A-Level/GCSE/ESL
Extracurricular programmes
Rugby/Football/Basketball/Cricket/Music/Sailing/Swimming/Tennis/Chess/Debating society/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Rowing/Water Polo/Softball
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/German
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
7+, 11+
Age of entry to boarding houses
9 +
Girls
Yes
Preparation course
Yes - Oxbridge/Yes - other universities/UCAS Preparation/Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
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Roedean // England +

Surrounded by the space and fresh air of their surroundings, the girls at this top private school enjoy a stimulating education and exciting extra-curricular op...



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Boarding Tuition
£31500
Day Tuition
£14649
Scholarships
Academic/Some means-tested bursaries are available
Academic programmes
A-Level/GCSE
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/Latin/French
Girls
Yes
Boys
No
Age of entry
11
Age of entry to boarding houses
11

Sherborne International // England +

Location: Sherborne International School is located in the safe and historic town of Sherborne in the south-west of England, a tw...



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Boarding Tuition
£10,712 - £14,617
Scholarships
Not available
GCSE pass rate
A*-C / 4+ pass rate of 80.1%
Total enrollment
150
Setting
Semi-rural
Teacher - student ratio
1:4
Average class size
6
Academic programmes
GCSE/ESL / EAL/Common Entrance Exam
Extracurricular programmes
Football/Theatre/Art/Music/Swimming/Tennis/Horse-riding/Basketball/Table tennis/Debating society/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Dance/Cricket/Netball/Badminton/Choirs/Orchestra/Golf/Drama
Language courses offered
French/Portuguese/ESL / EAL/Latin/Arabic/Mandarin/Japanese/Russian/Italian/German/Spanish/Urdu
Main language
English
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
7 +
Age of entry to boarding houses
9 +
Career counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes

Stowe School // England +

This historic British school is housed in a ducal mansion and 750 acres of sublimely beautiful landscape gardens, which provide pupils with a peaceful and inspi...



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Boarding Tuition
£30,975
Day Tuition
£22,500
Scholarships
Academic/Art/Music/Performing Arts/Sports/All-Rounders/Sixth Form
Oxbridge entrance
4%
GCSE pass rate
99.3% 5 or more A*-C
A-Level pass rate
70% A*-B
Russell group entrance
50%
University entrance
98%
Setting
Semi-rural
Total enrollment
773
Teacher - student ratio
1:8
Academic programmes
GCSE/A-Level
Extracurricular programmes
Rugby/Hockey/Football/Theatre/Art/Music/Sailing/Swimming/Tennis/Horse-riding/Basketball/Chess/Debating society/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Film Club/Netball/Rowing/Lacrosse/Badminton/Orchestra/Golf
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Italian/Mandarin/ESL / EAL/French
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
Age of entry
13+/16+
Age of entry to boarding houses
13+
Preparation course
Yes - Oxbridge/UCAS Preparation/Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes

Strathallan School // Scotland +

This leading private school welcomes boys and girls aged 9 – 18 and provides a rounded education where every pupil finds something to excel at. ...



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Junior Boarding Tuition
£ 6,673 per term
Senior Boarding Tuition
£ 9,355 per term
Junior Day Tuition
£ 4,165 per term
Senior Day Tuition
£ 6,348 per term
Scholarships
Available
A-Level pass rate
81% at A*-B grade in 2012
Setting
Rural
Total enrollment
560 +
Teacher - student ratio
1:7
Academic programmes
A-Level/GCSE/Scottish Highers
Extracurricular programmes
Rugby/Hockey/Music/Sailing/Cadets/Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Russian/Mandarin/Latin
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
9 - 18
Age of entry to boarding houses
9 +
Preparation course
Yes - Oxbridge/Yes - UK universities
Day pupils
Yes

Wycliffe School // England +

With excellent links to London and the nearby towns of Bath and Cheltenham, this leading educational establishment combines the tranquillity of a rural location...



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Junior Boarding Tuition
From £5,450 - £7,800 per term
Senior Boarding Tuition
From £9,080 to £10,395
Junior Day Tuition
From £1,960 to £4,055
Senior Day Tuition
From £5,350 to £5,850
Scholarships
Available/Bursaries available
Setting
Semi-rural
Total enrollment
Senior 410, Prep 292
Teacher - student ratio
1:10
Academic programmes
A-Level/GCSE/Development year/BTEC Hospitality and Sport
Extracurricular programmes
Rugby/Hockey/Football/Art/Music/Tennis/Table tennis/Chess/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Debating society/Mandarin/Greek/Film Club/Bee Keeping
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Japanese/Latin by arrangement
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
2 +
Age of entry to boarding houses
7+
Preparation course
Yes - Oxbridge/Yes - UK universities/Yes - US universities/UCAS Preparation/ACT/SAT Preparation
University counselling
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
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