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9 boarding schools found

Bilton Grange // England +

The school is located on an attractive campus in Rugby, England, just a short distance from the main London airports and offers its young pupils a safe, secure ...



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Day Tuition
£2,970 - £5,730 per term
Boarding Tuition
£7,180 per term
Preparatory Schol
Common Entrance and Scholarship Exams
Setting
Rural
Extracurricular programmes
Rugby/Football/Theatre/Art/Music/Swimming/Chess/Dance/Sport/Weekend social and activities programme/Cookery
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
4 +
Age of entry to boarding houses
8 +
Full boarding
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes

King William's College // the Isle of Man +

Located on the Isle of Man, off the coast of England, the school provides a beautiful, safe environment as well as excellent teaching and a friendly atmosphere....



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Junior Boarding Tuition
£22,887 - £26, 343 per annum
Senior Boarding Tuition
£28,746 per annum
Junior Day Tuition
£13,887 - £17,343 per annum
Senior Day Tuition
£19,746 per annum
Scholarships
Available for up to 20% discount on tuition fees
IB Diploma Average
33.9
Total enrollment
379
Setting
Rural/Beach
Teacher - student ratio
1:8
Academic programmes
GCSE/IB Diploma/iGCSE
Extracurricular programmes
Theatre/Music/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Sport/Combined Cadet Force
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Latin
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
11
Age of entry to boarding houses
11
Preparation course
Yes - UK universities/Yes - US universities/Yes - other universities
Day pupils
Yes

Oakham School // England +

A-Levels or IB Oakham achieves impressive academic results at A Level and GCSE/IGCSE and is one of the UK’s Top Ten IB schools. ...



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Junior Boarding Tuition
£7,985 per term
Senior Boarding Tuition
£9,785 per term
Junior Day Tuition
£5,205 per term
Senior Day Tuition
£5,875 per term
Scholarships
Academic/Music/Performing Arts/Sports/All-Rounders/science/engineering
IB Diploma Average
36
A-Level pass rate
85% A*-B
GCSE pass rate
1/4 of students achieved straight A*/As/61.4% A*/A
Setting
Rural
Total enrollment
1065
Teacher - student ratio
1:7
Academic programmes
A-Level/GCSE/IB Diploma/iGCSE
Extracurricular programmes
Rugby/Hockey/Football/Theatre/Art/Music/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Combined Cadet Force/Film Club/yoga/Volunteering/Weekend social and activities programme/Choice of 30 types of Sport
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Italian/Mandarin/Greek/ESL / EAL/Computerised language Lab
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
10 +
Age of entry to boarding houses
10+
Preparation course
Yes - UK universities/Yes - US universities/Yes - other universities/Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes

Ratcliffe College // England +

While the school seeks to educate young people in the traditions of the Catholic Church, it welcomes pupils from other denominations and faiths who share these ...



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Senior Boarding Tuition
£24,852 per annum
Scholarships
Available/Academic/Performing Arts/Sports/Sixth Form
Day Tuition
£8,781 - £14,286 per annum
A-Level pass rate
70% A*/A and B, 37% A*/A
GCSE pass rate
96% A* - C
University entrance
85% of pupils
Average class size
10 - 22
Total enrollment
713
Setting
Rural
Teacher - student ratio
1:10
Academic programmes
A-Level/GCSE/A-Level/GCSE
Extracurricular programmes
Rugby/Hockey/Football/Theatre/Art/Music/Swimming/Tennis/Horse-riding/Basketball/Chess/Debating society/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Film Club/Modern Languages
Main language
English
Age of entry
3 +
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry to boarding houses
9 +
Preparation course
Yes - Oxbridge/Yes - other universities/UCAS Preparation/Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Catholic

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
£ 9,311 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

Uppingham School // England +

Founded in 1584, Uppingham has a long history of helping young people to excel. Located on an attractive campus in a rural county town that can be easily reache...



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Boarding Tuition
£10,523 per term
Day Tuition
£7,366 per term
Scholarships
Academic/Music/Performing Arts/Sports/All-Rounders/science/ADT
A-Level pass rate
99.8% Pass rate, 54.2% A*& A
GCSE pass rate
97.1% Pass rate, 62.4% A* & A
University entrance
At least 98%
Oxbridge entrance
7-8%
Russell group entrance
69%
Total enrollment
790
Setting
Rural
Average class size
16-18 with 6th Form Classes 9-10
Teacher - student ratio
1:7
Academic programmes
A-Level/GCSE
Extracurricular programmes
Rugby/Hockey/Football/Theatre/Art/Music/Sailing/Swimming/Tennis/Basketball/Table tennis/Debating society/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Film Club/Netball/Lacrosse
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Italian/Mandarin/Latin
Girls
girls-only
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
13+
Age of entry to boarding houses
13
Preparation course
Yes - Oxbridge/Yes - other universities/UCAS Preparation/Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Primary Religion
Church of England

Windlesham School // England +

One of the leading Prep and Pre-Prep schools in England, Windlesham is dedicated to developing pupils’ knowledge, nurturing their skills and creating rounded yo...



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Day Tuition
£1,170 - £2,750 per term
Setting
Rural
Extracurricular programmes
Cricket/Dance/Chess/Swimming/Music/Art/Theatre/Rugby/Netball
Academic programmes
Preparatory school
Main language
English
Language courses offered
French
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
3 +

Woldingham School // England +

Located in 700 acres of Surrey countryside, Woldingham is just 35 minutes from London (Victoria and London Bridge Stations. ...



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Boarding Tuition
£9,470 - £10,315 per term
Day Tuition
£5,925 - £6,411 per term
Scholarships
Academic/Art/Music/Performing Arts/Sports/All-Rounders/science
A-Level pass rate
A*-A 11%; A*-B 84%/100% pass
GCSE pass rate
A*-A 68.8%; A*-B 89.8%; A*-C 97.4%
Oxbridge entrance
3%
Russell group entrance
80%
University entrance
85%
Teacher - student ratio
1:8
Setting
Rural
Total enrollment
540
Average class size
15
Extracurricular programmes
Craft & Knitting/Martial Arts/Gymnastics/Croquet/Archery/Polo/Fencing/Rounders/Golf/Choirs/Cross-country/Athletics/Badminton/Cookery/Lacrosse/Netball/Dance/Film Club/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Debating society/Chess/Table tennis/Basketball/Horse-riding/Tennis/Swimming/Music/Art/Theatre/Football/Hockey
Academic programmes
A-Level/GCSE/ESL / EAL
Language courses offered
ESL / EAL/Latin/German/Spanish/French
Main language
English
Age of entry to boarding houses
11+/16+/13+
Girls
girls-only
Age of entry
11+/16+/14+/13+
Preparation course
Yes - Oxbridge/Yes - US universities/UCAS Preparation/Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes
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