Best Boarding Schools in the UK

Why Study in the UK?

The UK is well known to have one of the most successful education systems, and hosts some of the most prestigious schools, colleges and universities in the world. UK institutions are consistently ranked among the best in the world and qualifications are valued and recognised internationally. It is no wonder that over 500 000 international students from 200 nations come to the UK to gain a high quality education each year.


Internationally Recognised Qualifications

Degrees and qualifications from UK schools, colleges and universities are known around the world as high quality and world class. Students hoping for a place at Russell Group universities such as Oxford and Cambridge often choose to first come to the UK for their high school qualifications; as it allows them to not only ensure they gain top exam results from recognised schools and colleges, but also allows them to improve their English and immerse themselves in British culture and customs ahead of embarking on their higher education.


Perfect English Language Skills

Every year, an estimated 600,000 international students come to the UK to improve or perfect their English language skills. There is no better way of learning a language than ‘living the language’ in the country where it is spoken. Students who attend schools and colleges in the UK will be fully immersed in the language with class mates, in lessons and in their free time. What better place to enhance your English skills than in the birthplace of the language.


Great Value for Money

The UK is the most cost effective place to gain a top international education out of the ‘big three’; Australia, USA and the UK. In comparison to schools and colleges across Europe, the UK is also significantly cheaper, in spite of hosting some of the most renowned schools such as Eton College.


Cultural Diversity

The cultural diversity of life in the UK is unrivalled. From cosmopolitan cities like London, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow, to historic counties like Warwickshire and Yorkshire, the UK is a place of contrasts and culture, where ancient buildings sit alongside contemporary architecture.


Experience Europe’s Culture Capital

The city of London alone attracts more than 100 000 academically ambitious students from over 200 different countries each year. In fact, as one of Europe’s culture capitals, London attracts more international students than any other city in the world, as it not only offers a quality education but also a diverse cultural offering ranging from fine art, music, history and entertainment.

Our Selection of the Best Boarding Schools in the UK

Schools in alphabetical order, no ranking:



Dulwich College

Welcome to Dulwich College, an academically selective independent boysÍ school in south London. It is an exciting time to be here and a great honour to be leading the College ...
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Ealing Independent College

Ealing Independent College is a leading independent College in West London preparing students aged 13 to 19 from the UK and worldwide for higher education through the GCSE and A-Level ...
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Harrow School

Being a great school is about providing the best possible education - one that creates an appetite for life and develops the talent to live it productively. It is about ...
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Malvern St James

Malvern St James is a leading Boarding and Day School for girls aged 4-18. It is a dynamic School where every girl plays a crucial role and has a strong ...
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Merchiston Castle School

‘A balanced curriculum, excellent pastoral care and a high A level pass rate make Merchiston one of the UK’s leading independent schools’ – Merchiston is the only boys’ independent ...
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Stowe School

Stowe School is an independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. It was opened on 11 May 1923 by J. F. Roxburgh, initially with 99 schoolboys. It is a member of the ...
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TASIS The American School in England

At TASIS The American School in England, the aspirations and potential of every student are fostered, nurtured, and challenged. In accordance with our mission statement, TASIS England is dedicated to ...
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The demand is very high and the popular schools have long waiting lists. We advise you to apply early in order to secure places, so make sure, that you start investigating well in advance. Then start approaching the schools’ admissions offices or use the world schools request function.

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