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9 boarding schools found

Badminton School // England +

This top UK girls’ school has a strong record of outstanding academic results. With around 110 pupils, this all-girl school in England offers its students an ...



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Senior Boarding Tuition
£31,500 - £36,660 per year
Senior Day Tuition
£15,750 - £16,185 per year
Junior Day Tuition
£9,600 - £11,070 per year
Junior Boarding Tuition
£21,300 - £24,330
Scholarships
Available
A-Level pass rate
71% A* - A in 2013/100% Pass/83.6% Grades A* - B in 2017
Total enrollment
approx 450
Setting
University City
Teacher - student ratio
1:8
Academic programmes
A-Level/GCSE
Extracurricular programmes
Music/Debating society/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Sport/Science outreach
Language courses offered
Latin/Mandarin/German/Spanish/French
Main language
English
Girls
Yes
Boys
No
Age of entry
3 +
Age of entry to boarding houses
9 +
Preparation course
Yes - Oxbridge/Yes - UK universities/Yes - US universities/Yes - other universities/Careers guidance
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

Downe House // England +

Academic success is both prized and encouraged at Downe House. The school is recognised for its excellent teachers, broad curriculum and superbly equipped cl...



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Boarding Tuition
£31,830
Day Tuition
£23,040
Scholarships
Academic/Art/Music/Performing Arts/Sports
University entrance
95%
Russell group entrance
78%
A-Level pass rate
75% A* - B
GCSE pass rate
IGCSE: 86.6% A* - A, 99.9% A* - C
Oxbridge entrance
10%
Setting
Semi-rural
Teacher - student ratio
1:18/varies with each year group/1:8
Total enrollment
575
Average class size
6 -18 depending on age group
Extracurricular programmes
Lacrosse/Softball/Netball/Cricket/Dance/Film Club/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Debating society/Basketball/Horse-riding/Tennis/Swimming/Music/Art/Theatre/Football/Hockey/Skiing/Badminton/Athletics/Squash/Orchestra/Golf/Rounders/Gymnastics
Academic programmes
iGCSE/GCSE/A-Level
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Italian/Russian/Japanese/Mandarin/French
Age of entry
11+/12+/16+/13+
Girls
girls-only
Age of entry to boarding houses
16+/12+/11+/13+
Preparation course
Yes - Oxbridge/UCAS Preparation/Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
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
Anglican

Queen's College // England +

Queen’s College has an excellent position in league tables for its academic results, and the school prizes academic achievement. ...



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Day Tuition
From £1,830 - £5,280
Boarding Tuition
From £3,930 - £8,650
Scholarships
Bursaries available/Academic/Art/Music/Performing Arts/Sports/All-Rounders/Sixth Form
A-Level pass rate
71% A* A and B / 17% A* / 40% A* and A / 88% A* - C
GCSE pass rate
47% A* and A / 75% A*, A and B / 93% A*-C
Setting
Semi-rural
Academic programmes
A-Level/GCSE/Preparatory school/Junior school
Extracurricular programmes
Rugby/Hockey/Theatre/Music/Tennis/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Dance/Cricket/Netball
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/ESL / EAL
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
3 +
Age of entry to boarding houses
7+
Preparation course
Yes - UK universities/UCAS Preparation/Careers guidance
Day pupils
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes

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

Woodcote House School // England +

Woodcote is a family owned boarding and day prep school for 100 boys set in thirty acres of woods, gardens and playing fields. ...



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Boarding Tuition
£6,650 per term
Day Tuition
£5,000 per term
Scholarships
Academic/Music/Sports
Preparatory Schol
Common Entrance and Scholarship Exams
Total enrollment
100
Setting
Semi-rural
Academic programmes
Preparatory school
Extracurricular programmes
Rugby/Hockey/Football/Tennis/Horse-riding/Cricket/Athletics/Shooting/Squash/Theatre/Music/Choirs/Orchestra
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/Latin/French
Girls
No
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
7 +
Age of entry to boarding houses
7+
Full boarding
Yes
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 £4,011
Senior Day Tuition
From £5,350 to £5,850
Scholarships
Available/Bursaries available
Setting
Semi-rural
Total enrollment
Senior 110, 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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