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Directory of Schools - South East

 

Colchester Royal Grammar School

Colchester Royal Grammar School
School type: Grammar School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys 11-16. Girls and boys in sixth form

  • Judged “outstanding” in every category by Ofsted
  • Top school in the country for A-levels (DfE 2007-2012)
  • A Science and Languages Specialist School

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www.crgs.co.uk
Tel: 01206 509100
Number of pupils: 792
Boarding places: 30 (sixth form boys only)
Sixth form: 300


 

Cranbrook School

Cranbrook School
School type: Grammar School
Age range: 13-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Rated as 'an outstanding school' by Ofsted in April 2015
  • Enviable academic results: 98.9% A*-C at GCSE, 76% A*-B at A Level
  • Excellent pastoral care, superb facilities,75 acre campus and strong sporting tradition
  • Oxbridge and Medical School Success

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www.cranbrookschool.co.uk
Tel: 01580 711800
Number of pupils: 745
Boarding places: 257
Sixth form: 293


 

Gordon’s School

Gordon’s School
School type: Academy
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Ranked best non-selective state-boarding school in England & Wales (Sunday Times 2016)
  • Ranked second best school in England & Wales for GCSE results (Daily Telegraph, 2016)
  • Ranked 5th best school in England & Wales for A-level results (Daily Telegraph 2016)
  • A Tatler recommended school
  • A-level results equal to top 3% in the country (ALPS, 2016)
  • Awarded the ‘World Class Schools’ mark, 2016

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www.gordons.surrey.sch.uk
Tel: 01276 858084
Number of pupils: 750
Boarding places: 217
Sixth form: 171


 

The Harefield Academy

The Harefield Academy
School type: Academy
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Elite sports academy linked with Watford FC
  • Beautiful rural location within the M25 and close links to London
  • "Good with Outstanding features" OFSTED July 2011

 

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www.theharefieldacademy.org
Tel: 01895 822108
Number of pupils: 971
Boarding places: 50
Sixth form: 247


 

Hockerill Anglo-European College

Hockerill Anglo-European College
School type: Comprehensive School
Age range: 11-19
Gender: Boys and girls

 

  • The country’s top performing state school post 16 (The Independent, six successive years to 2012)
  • The Sunday Times IB School of the Year 2011/12
  • OUTSTANDING in ALL JUDGEMENTS - OFSTED 2012

 

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www.hockerill.herts.sch.uk
Tel: 01279 658451
Number of pupils: 843
Boarding places: 300
Sixth form: 250


 

Holyport College

Holyport College
School type: Free School
Age range: 11-19
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Ofsted Outstanding in every category (May 2017)
  • A Tatler recommended school
  • In unique partnership with Eton College
  • A huge range of sport, musical and other activities
  • Close to London and Heathrow Airport

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www.holyportcollege.org.uk
Tel: 01628 640150
Number of pupils: 548
Boarding places: 224
Sixth form: 196


 

Reading School

Reading School
School type: Academy
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys

  • Ofsted – “outstanding”. Excellent results at both GCSE and A level
  • Broad and academically demanding curriculum with specialist humanities status
  • Weekly boarding in two on-site boarding houses

 

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www.reading-school.co.uk
Tel: 0118 901 5600
Number of pupils: 880
Boarding places: 70
Sixth form: 285


 

Royal Alexandra and Albert School

Royal Alexandra and Albert School
School type: Voluntary Aided School
Age range: 7-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Situated in 260 acres of picturesque parkland near London, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
  • A true boarding school with a vibrant community where boarders constitute nearly half of all pupils.
  • The only state boarding school to offer boarding from Year 3 (age 7).
  • Boarding provision has been rated by Ofsted as 'Good' with two of the four categories 'Outcomes for boarders' and 'Quality of boarding provision and care' being assessed as 'Outstanding'.
  • In 2016, the School achieved higher than the national average in the four key government measures at GCSE.
  • Fantastic sporting facilities including riding stables, swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness suite and all-weather sports pitches.
  • Extensive Co-Curricular Programme with over 140 clubs and activities to choose from every term.
  • Recognised in the top 25% in the country for adding value in the Sixth Form (ALPS).

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www.raa-school.co.uk
Tel: 01737 649000
Number of pupils: 1000
Boarding places: 450
Sixth form: 170


 

Sir Roger Manwood’s School

Sir Roger Manwood’s School
School type: Grammar School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • High Performing Specialist Langauge College with Maths and Computing as second specialism
  • Almost all pupils proceed to major universities including Oxbridge
  • Excellent family-style boarding

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www.srms.kent.sch.uk
Tel: 01304 613286
Number of pupils: 1000
Boarding places: 52
Sixth form: 260


 

St George’s School, Harpenden Academy Trust

St George’s School, Harpenden Academy Trust
School type: Comprehensive School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

 

  • 11-18 coeducational boarding at one of the best performing non-selective schools in the UK for less than £4000 per term
  • A thriving boarding community where the atmosphere is “characterised by young people and staff who are friendly, aspire to achieve and share goals” OFSTED 2016
  • A unique blend of academic drive and co-curricular and sporting provision at all levels from the elite to the recreational
  • A House system that not only provides students with a ‘school within a school’ but also which promotes excellent pastoral care and intense yet healthy inter-house competition 
  • A strong and tangible range of A Level courses in the Sixth Form
  • Highly sought-after sixth form boarding places
  •  The 127 year old School Chapel and the School’s Christian ethos are central to school life
  • Only 30 minutes from St Pancras International Station
  • Less than an hour by road from Heathrow, Stansted and Luton

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www.stgeorges.herts.sch.uk
Tel: 01582 765477
Number of pupils: 1240
Boarding places: 120
Sixth form: 330


 

Steyning Grammar School Day and Boarding

Steyning Grammar School Day and Boarding
School type: Day and Boarding
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Affordable, high quality boarding with no tuition fees, for both weekly and full-time students, with admissions accepted in Year 9 & Year 12
  • Boarding provision graded as Outstanding in all categories in 2015
  • A beautiful West Sussex rural local setting, providing an environment where students are happy, engaged and keen to learn
  • Results are consistently higher than the national average, last year 100% of boarding GCSE students achieved 5A*-C grades, with A level students achieving 100% overall pass rate
  • High performing Sixth Form College offering over 32 different A Level subjects, including traditional and vocational courses together with BTEC National programmes
  • Taster days are available on request.  For further information email sgsboarding@sgs.uk.net

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www.sgs.uk.net
Tel: 01903 817601
Number of pupils: 2203
Boarding places: 125
Sixth form: 450


 

The Duke of York's Royal Military School – an Academy with Military Traditions

The Duke of York's Royal Military School – an Academy with Military Traditions
School type: Academy
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Military families have priority but all free to apply
  • Strong academic results consistently much higher than the national average
  • £24.5m building project took place during 2013 and 2014, enhancing the school’s already impressive site and facilities
  • Excellent close pastoral provision with a real awareness of the demands of service life

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www.doyrms.com
Tel: 01304 245023
Number of pupils: 502
Boarding places: 502
Sixth form: 105


 

The Royal Grammar School

The Royal Grammar School
School type: Grammar School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys

  • New purpose-built boarding house with extensive modern facilities
  • Recent Ofsted report indicated that the school was “Outstanding”
  • High academic standards and traditional manners and courtesy expected

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www.rgshw.com
Tel: 01494 524955
Number of pupils: 1350
Boarding places: 70
Sixth form: 400


 

Wymondham College

Wymondham College
School type: Academy
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • OfSTED rated “Outstanding” in both boarding and academic inspections
  • 83 acres with modern facilities
  • Local and national sporting success
  • Excellent business and community links
  • Huge range of clubs and societies offered

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www.wymondhamcollege.org
Tel: 01953 609000
Number of pupils: 1278
Boarding places: 650
Sixth form: 440


 

Directory of Schools - South West

 

Beechen Cliff School

Beechen Cliff School
School type: Comprehensive Academy
Age range: 11-19
Gender: Boys 11-16 with Boys and Girls in Sixth Form

  • Outstanding School (Ofsted 2014)
  • High academic standards
  • Comprehensive range of sports and activities
  • Set in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath
  • Brand new purpose-built boarding house with en-suite facilities

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www.beechencliff.org.uk
Tel: 01225 480466
Number of pupils: 1200
Boarding places: 24 (Boys only)
Sixth form: 320


 

Brymore Academy

Brymore Academy
School type: Technical School
Age range: 11-17
Gender: Boys

  • 60 acre farm, walled garden, blacksmithing forges and workshops
  • Top 3% of schools in the country for progress made to target grade for 5 A*-C's
  • Small class sizes, sporting excellence, outstanding teaching, 88% 5-A* to C

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www.brymoreacademy.co.uk
Tel: 01278 652369
Number of pupils: 200
Boarding places: 150
Sixth form: 20


 

Burford School

Burford School
School type: Academy
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • High levels of student involvement in extra-curricular activities
  • Excellent choice of courses
  • Excellent boarding facilities

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www.burford.oxon.sch.uk
Tel: 01993 823303
Number of pupils: 1137
Boarding places: 90
Sixth form: 200


 

QE Academy Trust

QE Academy Trust
School type: Comprehensive Technology/Community College
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Flourishing sixth form
  • High performing specialist school
  • Humanities

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www.qe.devon.sch.uk
Tel: 01363 773401
Number of pupils: 1598
Boarding places: 50
Sixth form: 266


 

Sexey’s School

Sexey’s School
School type: CoE Comprehensive School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Small class sizes – teacher pupil ratio 1:14
  • Flexible system of full or weekly boarding
  • Exceptional teaching and academic results (65% A*-B at A-level 2015)
  • Top 1% in the country for value-added and progress
  • Listed as a Top 50 school in The Telegraph
  • A Tatler recommended school

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www.sexeys.somerset.sch.uk
Tel: 01749 813393
Number of pupils: 535
Boarding places: 300
Sixth form: 204


 

Shaftesbury School

Shaftesbury School
School type: Comprehensive School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and Girls

  • Outcomes for boarders judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted
  • Top 25% in the country for A-Level results
  • Small, family-orientated boarding programme with new facilities
  • Extensive range of activities and opportunities available
  • Beautiful location in the South West of England close to the historic Jurrasic Coast

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www.shaftesburyschool.com
Tel: 01747 854498
Number of pupils: 1081
Boarding places: 104
Sixth form: 258


 

The Wellington Academy

The Wellington Academy
School type: Academy
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and Girls

  • Sponsored by leading independent school Wellington College and part of its Teaching School alliance
  • Modern, state-of-the-art buildings - part of a £32 million campus with impressive facilities
  • Large and growing 6th Form provision and specialism in Business, Enterprise and ICT
  • Significant percentage of military families: based in an area of significant expansion in terms of future numbers of service personnel

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www.thewellingtonacademy.org.uk
Tel: 01264 405060
Number of pupils: 1050
Boarding places: 88
Sixth form: 250


 

The Five Islands School

The Five Islands School
School type: Comprehensive School
Age range: 5 to 16
Gender: Mixed

The Five Islands School is an all-age, multi-site, Voluntary Controlled Church of England school, serving the island communities of Bryher, St Agnes, St Martin's, St Mary's and Tresco.

https://vimeo.com/159974305

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http://www.fiveislands.scilly.sch.uk
Tel: 01720 422929
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Boarding places:
Sixth form: N/a


 

Directory of Schools - West Midlands

 

Adams’ Grammar School

Adams’ Grammar School
School type: Grammar school
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys 11-16. Boys and girls in sixth form

  • Haberdashers’ Company School founded in 1656
  • Technology College, Language College and Training School status
  • Top performing school academically and judged “outstanding” by Ofsted

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www.adamsgs.org.uk
Tel: 01952 386300
Number of pupils: 800
Boarding places: 100 (boys only)
Sixth form: 270


 

Ashby School

Ashby School
School type: Technology/Language College
Age range: 11-19
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Large and successful sixth form
  • Small and comfortable house for boarders. Boarding judged as “outstanding” by Ofsted
  • Specialist Information Technology status, Language status and International School status

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www.ashbyschool.org.uk
Tel: 01530 413748
Number of pupils: 1600
Boarding places: 50 (boys only)
Sixth form: 500


 

Old Swinford Hospital

Old Swinford Hospital
School type: Comprehensive School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys 11-18, girls 16-18

  • Excellent academic success. Broad curriculum embraces both traditional and modern subjects.
  • Modern boarding houses including single rooms for sixth formers.
  • Outstanding extra-curricular opportunities that enrich school life, develop potential and play a significant part in creating happy, fulfilled, well adjusted and balanced young people.

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www.oshsch.com
Tel: 01384 817300
Number of pupils: 657
Boarding places: 406 (boys only)
Sixth form: 277


 

The Thomas Adams School

The Thomas Adams School
School type: Comprehensive School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Broad, balanced curriculum from 11-18
  • 26 AS and A level subjects offered
  • Attractive rural location with boarding in a supported family atmosphere

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www.thomasadams.org.uk
Tel: 01939 233311
Number of pupils: 1200
Boarding places: 62
Sixth form: 32


 

Welbeck – The Defence Sixth Form College

Welbeck – The Defence Sixth Form College
School type: Sixth Form College
Age range: 16-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • The MoD’s college supplying the Armed Services and Civil Service with high quality
    engineering and science graduates
  • Co-educational boarding houses with ensuite rooms
  • Rural campus location

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www.dsfc.ac.uk
Tel: 01509 891700
Number of pupils: 338
Boarding places: 338
Sixth form: 338


 

The Royal School, Wolverhampton

The Royal School, Wolverhampton
School type: Free School
Age range: 4 – 19, Boarding at 11 - 19
Gender: Boys and girls

  • January, 2016, ISI Inspection Excellent prior to Free School opening; particularly in boarding
  • Excellent results from a non-selective school
  • Excellent pastoral care
  • Large green campus over three sites with great sporting facilities
  • Elite Swimming Squad and link with Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy
  • Broad and academically demanding curriculum in the Sixth Form
  • STEM specialism
  • Extended day for all pupils with a large range of extra-curricular activities
  • Full or weekly boarding; no exeat weekends

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theroyalschool.co.uk
Tel: 01 902 341230
Number of pupils: 469 from Year 7 – 13 (1009 students from Reception to Y13)
Boarding places: 85
Sixth form: 124


 

Directory of Schools - East Midlands

 

De Aston School

De Aston School
School type: Specialist Maths and Computing School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Outstanding sports, arts, music, drama and community based activities
  • Outstanding care, guidance and support (Ofsted)
  • Strong university links (including Oxbridge) and special needs provision (specific learning difficulties)

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www.de-aston.lincs.sch.uk
Tel: 01673 843415
Number of pupils: 1150
Boarding places: 70
Sixth form: 230-250


 

The Priory Academy LSST

The Priory Academy LSST
School type: Academy
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Judged outstanding in every category by Ofsted, May 2017
  • Oustanding academic results at A Level and Oxbridge
  • First class boarding facilities, single en-suite post-16 accommodation

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www.prioryacademies.co.uk
Tel: +44 ( 0)1522 889977
Number of pupils: 1800
Boarding places: 60
Sixth form: 500


 

The Skegness Grammar School

The Skegness Grammar School
School type: Grammar School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Outstanding academic standards and pastoral support
  • Specialist status for Maths and Computing, Sport and Science
  • Excellent extra curricular programme and facilities

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www.sgs.lincs.sch.uk
Tel: 01754 610000
Number of pupils: 800
Boarding places: 65
Sixth form: 210


 

Directory of Schools - North

 

Dallam School

Dallam School
School type: Comprehensive School
Age range: 11-19
Gender: Boys and girls

  • IB World School. Outstanding achievement at GCSE, A level and Oxbridge
  • Extensive programme of sports, clubs, performing arts and outdoor pursuits
  • Specialist language college with an international ethos

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www.dallam.eu
Tel: 01539 565165
Number of pupils: 1000
Boarding places: 120
Sixth form: 200


 

Keswick School

Keswick School
School type: Comprehensive School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Outstanding boarding and sixth form school status in recent Ofsted inspection
  • Excellent examination results with high position in league tables
  • Superb location in the heart of the Lake District National Park

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www.keswick.cumbria.sch.uk
Tel: 01768 772605
Number of pupils: 1043
Boarding places: 54
Sixth form: 214


 

Lancaster Royal Grammar School

Lancaster Royal Grammar School
School type: Grammar School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys

  • School and boarding rated 'outstanding' in all categories by Ofsted
  • Excellent results place LRGS consistently in the top 2% of state schools for GCSE and A-level
  • We offer state-of-the-art boarding facilities and an extensive range of activities

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www.lrgs.org.uk
Tel: 01524 580605
Number of pupils: 1000
Boarding places: 200
Sixth form: 350


 

Liverpool College

Liverpool College
School type: Academy
Age range: 4–18 but boarders from minimum 15 years (Sixth Form)
Gender: Co-educational

  • Our boarders are ambitious and focused on achieving their best in their studies
  • Our boarding house is a friendly and supportive environment. It is a home away from home for a diverse and committed groups of pupils and staff
  • Our last inspection rated boarding as excellent

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www.liverpoolcollege.org.uk
Tel: 0151 724 1611
Number of pupils: 1000
Boarding places: 30
Sixth form: 250


 

Polam Hall School

Polam Hall School
School type: Non-selective co-educational Free School
Age range: 4-19
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Creative Curriculum in Juniors, good range of options for GCSE and A Levels
  • Excellent extra-curricular activities in sport, culture and community across all ages
  • Full, weekly and nightly boarding in traditional family style houses set in 20 acres
  • Easy access to town centre amenities, Rail Station and motorway network

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www.polamhall.com
Tel: 01325 463383
Number of pupils: 633
Boarding places: up to 60
Sixth form: up to 140


 

Ripon Grammar School

Ripon Grammar School
School type: Grammar School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Outstanding record of academic and extra-curricular activities
  • Rolling programme of new facilities in both school and boarding houses
  • 23 acres of grounds set in beautiful countryside

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www.ripongrammar.co.uk
Tel: 01765 602647
Number of pupils: 940
Boarding places: 100 (co-ed)
Sixth form: 340