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Senior Boarding Schools Guide
There are many benefits to a boarding-school education, from the co-curricular activities to the community spirit. Watch our videos and use our tools to find the right boarding school for your child.

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Boarding schools come in many different shapes and sizes, with different admissions points, academic and co-curricular programmes and house structures. We talk you through the key points to bear in mind when choosing the right boarding school for your child, and bring you all the key open day dates you need to help you plan your search. Click on each school’s icon on the map below to hear more about what they offer - and subscribe now to compare your favourites on your parent dashboard.



In the wake of the pandemic, many boarding schools are reporting increased interest from parents looking for an immersive experience for their children, to make up for lost time at school and with friends. We asked Robin Fletcher, Chief Executive of the Boarding Schools’ Association, which represents more than 600 schools in 37 countries around the world, to give us his perspective on the benefits of boarding.
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Badminton School
Bristol
Bede's School
Hailsham
Benenden School
Cranbrook
Bloxham School
Bloxham
Blundell's School
Tiverton
Bredon School
Tewkesbury
Brighton College
Brighton
Bryanston School
Blandford Forum
Canford
Wimborne
Caterham School
Caterham
Claremont Senior School & Sixth Form
Nr. Robertsbridge
Clifton College
Clifton
Cranleigh School
Cranleigh
Dauntsey's
Devizes
DLD College London
South Bank
Downe House
Thatcham
Eton College
Windsor
Fettes College
Edinburgh
Framlingham College
Framlingham
Frensham Heights School
Farnham
Giggleswick School
Settle
Godolphin School
Salisbury
Gordonstoun
Elgin
Harrow School
Harrow
Heathfield School
Ascot
Kingham Hill School
Chipping Norton
Lancing College
Lancing
Malvern College
Malvern
Malvern St James Girls' School
Great Malvern
Marlborough College
Marlborough
Marymount International School London
Kingston Upon Thames
Mayfield School
Mayfield
Moreton Hall
Oswestry
Queen Anne's School, Caversham
Reading
Repton School
Repton
Royal Russell School
Croydon
Rugby School
Rugby
Sevenoaks School
Sevenoaks
St Edward's School, Oxford
Oxford
St George's School, Ascot
Ascot
St Mary's Calne
Calne
St Peter's School York
York
Stonar School
Atworth
Stonyhurst College
Clitheroe
The King's School, Canterbury
Canterbury
The Leys School
Cambridge
Thornton College
Milton Keynes
Tonbridge School
Tonbridge
Uppingham School
Uppingham
Wellington College
Crowthorne
Wells Cathedral School
Wells
Westonbirt School
Tetbury
Whitgift School
South Croydon


DLD College London
South Bank
Royal Russell School
Croydon
Whitgift School
South Croydon
Marymount International School London
Kingston Upon Thames
Caterham School
Caterham
Harrow School
Harrow
Sevenoaks School
Sevenoaks
Tonbridge School
Tonbridge
Eton College
Windsor
St George's School, Ascot
Ascot
Heathfield School
Ascot
Cranleigh School
Cranleigh
Mayfield School
Mayfield
Wellington College
Crowthorne
Benenden School
Cranbrook
Claremont Senior School & Sixth Form
Nr. Robertsbridge
Frensham Heights School
Farnham
Queen Anne's School, Caversham
Reading
Bede's School
Hailsham
Lancing College
Lancing
Brighton College
Brighton
The King's School, Canterbury
Canterbury
The Leys School
Cambridge
Thornton College
Milton Keynes
Downe House
Thatcham
St Edward's School, Oxford
Oxford
Bloxham School
Bloxham
Marlborough College
Marlborough
Kingham Hill School
Chipping Norton
Framlingham College
Framlingham
Rugby School
Rugby
Godolphin School
Salisbury
Uppingham School
Uppingham
St Mary's Calne
Calne
Dauntsey's
Devizes
Westonbirt School
Tetbury
Stonar School
Atworth
Canford
Wimborne
Bredon School
Tewkesbury
Bryanston School
Blandford Forum
Malvern St James Girls' School
Great Malvern
Malvern College
Malvern
Badminton School
Bristol
Clifton College
Clifton
Repton School
Repton
Wells Cathedral School
Wells
Blundell's School
Tiverton
Moreton Hall
Oswestry
St Peter's School York
York
Stonyhurst College
Clitheroe
Giggleswick School
Settle
Fettes College
Edinburgh
Gordonstoun
Elgin


Badminton School
Bristol
Bede's School
Hailsham
Benenden School
Cranbrook
Bloxham School
Bloxham
Blundell's School
Tiverton
Bredon School
Tewkesbury
Brighton College
Brighton
Bryanston School
Blandford Forum
Canford
Wimborne
Caterham School
Caterham
Clifton College
Clifton
Cranleigh School
Cranleigh
Dauntsey's
Devizes
DLD College London
South Bank
Downe House
Thatcham
Eton College
Windsor
Fettes College
Edinburgh
Framlingham College
Framlingham
Frensham Heights School
Farnham
Giggleswick School
Settle
Godolphin School
Salisbury
Gordonstoun
Elgin
Harrow School
Harrow
Heathfield School
Ascot
Kingham Hill School
Chipping Norton
Lancing College
Lancing
Malvern College
Malvern
Malvern St James Girls' School
Great Malvern
Marlborough College
Marlborough
Mayfield School
Mayfield
Moreton Hall
Oswestry
Queen Anne's School, Caversham
Reading
Repton School
Repton
Royal Russell School
Croydon
Rugby School
Rugby
Sevenoaks School
Sevenoaks
St Edward's School, Oxford
Oxford
St George's School, Ascot
Ascot
St Mary's Calne
Calne
St Peter's School York
York
Stonar School
Atworth
Stonyhurst College
Clitheroe
The King's School, Canterbury
Canterbury
The Leys School
Cambridge
Thornton College
Milton Keynes
Tonbridge School
Tonbridge
Uppingham School
Uppingham
Wellington College
Crowthorne
Wells Cathedral School
Wells
Westonbirt School
Tetbury
Whitgift School
South Croydon


Badminton School
Bristol
Bede's School
Hailsham
Benenden School
Cranbrook
Blundell's School
Tiverton
Bryanston School
Blandford Forum
Canford
Wimborne
Downe House
Thatcham
Eton College
Windsor
Framlingham College
Framlingham
Frensham Heights School
Farnham
Heathfield School
Ascot
Malvern College
Malvern
Marlborough College
Marlborough
Mayfield School
Mayfield
Queen Anne's School, Caversham
Reading
St Edward's School, Oxford
Oxford
St George's School, Ascot
Ascot
St Mary's Calne
Calne
Thornton College
Milton Keynes
Wells Cathedral School
Wells
Whitgift School
South Croydon


Badminton School
Bristol
Bede's School
Hailsham
Blundell's School
Tiverton
Bredon School
Tewkesbury
Brighton College
Brighton
Bryanston School
Blandford Forum
Caterham School
Caterham
Claremont Senior School & Sixth Form
Nr. Robertsbridge
Clifton College
Clifton
Cranleigh School
Cranleigh
Fettes College
Edinburgh
Framlingham College
Framlingham
Frensham Heights School
Farnham
Giggleswick School
Settle
Godolphin School
Salisbury
Gordonstoun
Elgin
Lancing College
Lancing
Malvern College
Malvern
Malvern St James Girls' School
Great Malvern
Moreton Hall
Oswestry
Repton School
Repton
Royal Russell School
Croydon
Rugby School
Rugby
St Mary's Calne
Calne
St Peter's School York
York
Stonar School
Atworth
Stonyhurst College
Clitheroe
The King's School, Canterbury
Canterbury
The Leys School
Cambridge
Thornton College
Milton Keynes
Tonbridge School
Tonbridge
Wellington College
Crowthorne
Wells Cathedral School
Wells
Westonbirt School
Tetbury


Bryanston School
Blandford Forum
Fettes College
Edinburgh
Malvern College
Malvern
Marymount International School London
Kingston Upon Thames
Rugby School
Rugby
Sevenoaks School
Sevenoaks
St Edward's School, Oxford
Oxford
Stonyhurst College
Clitheroe
Wellington College
Crowthorne
Whitgift School
South Croydon