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Best Boarding Schools

There are approximately 700 independent boarding schools in the UK, covering the age ranges 7 to 18 and a very small number will cover the pre prep ages up to 7. In this section we cover 5 aspects of choosing a boarding school for your child.

A. Best Boarding School League Tables – transfer to this section to view the top boarding senior schools tables listed separately by boys, girls and co-educational. This only measures schools by A levels performance. For schools which do not meet the 100 threshold, their grades (but not a ranking) may be stated in the Find a school table if we obtained them. If the boarding school does not offer A levels (because they end at 11, 13 or 16) they are not included in the rankings. We only include schools with at least 20% boarders or a minum of 50. It is unsatisfactory if there are less than 50 boarders in a school over the weekend.

B. Find a boarding school – if you are looking at the top boarding league tables, then just clicking your cursor on a school name will take you to the school’s details. If you want to find a school by area then follow this link and enter “senior school 11 to 18” in the search engine. (click here)

C. Expert assistance in finding a boarding school click here to go to the enquiry form to enter your requirements.

D. eGuide on Boarding Schools -we have written an eGuide on how to choose an Independent Boarding School, including factors other than academic performance. This eGuide also includes a 30 point questionnaire to help you evaluate your shortlist. This eGuide is free to our clients whom we are advising on boarding schools choice. Other parents may obtain a copy for the payment of £5 via paypal – follow this link to see a summary of contents, before you buy.

Click here to go to outline of boarding schools eguide.