What is a British Boarding School?

A boarding school is a residential school where pupils live and study during the school year and onwards. There are approximately 450 boarding schools in the UK, the majority are fee-paying schools. There are some state boarding schools with reduced fees for tuition only that we work with however this is largely for British and EU passport holders.
Many UK boarding schools combine substantial historical buildings and spacious grounds with contemporary technology and outstanding teaching which is measured regularly by an inspectorate body. Modern boarding provides pupils with comfortable accommodation, a high standard of extra-curricular facilities and strong pastoral care.

Pupils can start boarding as young as six years old. A majority of students start boarding at the age or 11 or 13, however. Boarding in the UK for Sixth Form (ages 16-18) is very popular with international students also

A reminder of British Boarding schools that are actively recruiting students in the UK.


Abbey College, Manchester
Abingdon School
Ackworth School
ACS Cobham International School
Adcote School for Girls
Aldenham School
Ampleforth College
Appleford School
Ardingly College
Ashford School
Ashville College
Aurora Eccles School
Badminton School
Barnard Castle School
Battle Abbey School
Bedales School
Bede’s Senior School
Bedford School
Bedstone College
Beechwood Sacred Heart
Bellerbys College Brighton
Bellerbys College Cambridge
Bellerbys College London
Benenden School
Berkhamsted School
Bethany School
Bishop’s Stortford College
Bishopstrow College
Bloxham School
Benenden School
Belhaven Hill
Blundell’s School
Bootham School
Bosworth Independent College
Boundary Oak School
Bournemouth Collegiate School
Box Hill School
Bradfield College
Bredon School
Brentwood School
Brighton College
Brockwood Park School and Inwoods Small School
Bromsgrove School
Brooke House College
Brookes Cambridge
Bruton School for Girls
Bryanston School
Buckswood School
Burgess Hill Girls
Cambridge Tutors College
Campbell College
Canford School
Caterham School
CATS College Cambridge
CATS College Canterbury
CATS College London
CCSS (Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies)
Chelsea Independent College
Cheltenham College
Cheltenham Ladies’ College
Chetham’s School of Music
Chigwell School
Christ College
Christ’s Hospital School
City of London Freemen’s School
Clayesmore School
Clifton College
Cobham Hall
Concord College
Cranleigh School
Culford School
Dean Close Preparatory School & Dean Close Pre-Preparatory School
Dean Close School
Denstone College
DLD College London
Downe House
Downside School
Dulwich College
Durham School
Eagle House
Eastbourne College
Edge Grove
Ellesmere College
Elstree School
Epsom College
Eton College
Fettes College
Farlington School
Felsted Preparatory School
Felsted School
Fettes College
Forres Sandle Manor
Framlingham College
Framlingham College Prep School
Frensham Heights
Fulneck School
Fyling Hall School
Glenalmond College
Giggleswick School
Godolphin School
Greenfields Independent Day and Boarding School
Gresham’s School
Hurtwood House
Hampshire Collegiate School
Harrogate Ladies’ College
Harrow School
Headington School
Heathfield School
Hethersett Old Hall School
Hurstpierpoint College