There are approximately 500 independent boarding schools in the UK, covering the age range 7-18 with a very few also accepting children under the age of 7. In this section we cover five 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 measures schools by A levels or IB performance. For schools which do not meet the top 100 threshold, their grades (but not a ranking) may be found in their profile in the Find a School section if we have 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 minimum of 50 boarders. We feel 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 school 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.
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 is free to download but only our bespoke advice clients receive the version with an additional 30-point questionnaire for school visits.
Click here to go to boarding schools eGuide.