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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

  • Ofsted OUSTANDING in boarding. 
  • 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). 
  • The top non-selective state school in the area with 82% of GCSEs graded 4 - 9 in the summer of 2018.
  • 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: 1020
Boarding places: 500
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: Comprehensive School
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: 2232
Boarding places: 127
Sixth form: 427


 

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: Academy
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys aged 11-16 with Girls in the Sixth Form

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

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www.beechencliff.org.uk
Tel: 01225 480466
Number of pupils: 1300
Boarding places: 36 (Boys only)
Sixth form: 400


 

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


 

Exeter Mathematics School

Exeter Mathematics School
School type: Weekly Boarding
Age range: 16-19
Gender: Co-Educational

  • Exeter Mathematics School (EMS) is an Ofsted outstanding, state funded, 6th form school that is jointly sponsored by the University of Exeter and Exeter College
  •  It has been created to meet the needs of able Mathematics students throughout the South West.
  • We encourage enquiry, the pursuit of open-ended problems and engender the confidence to do these things without the scaffolding common in current approaches to pre-university mathematics teaching and assessment. 
  • Mathematical ideas are part of everyday conversation.
  • We recognise students as individuals, each with their own specific needs and provide a safe, caring and supportive environment in which they can work. We seek to develop the whole person in order that the mathematician can flourish.

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https://www.exetermathematicsschool.ac.uk/about/
Tel: 01392 429020
Number of pupils: 123
Boarding places: 28
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Peter Symonds College

Peter Symonds College
School type: Sixth Form College
Age range: 16-19
Gender: Boys and Girls

  • 99% pass rate at 2017 A Level results with over a third of the grades awarded being A* or A and 83% of grades being A* to C.
  • Rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted
  • The boarding ethos is to make college a stepping stone between secondary school and university. Boarders are encouraged to be independent, whether it be managing their own study time, doing their own laundry or making snacks in the houses.

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www.psc.ac.uk
Tel: 01962 857500
Number of pupils:
Boarding places: 70
Sixth form: Yes


 

Queen Elizabeth’s School

Queen Elizabeth’s School
School type: 11 – 18 Co-educational Boarding & Day State School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  •  ‘Outstanding’ Sixth Form
  • Dedicated campus for Year 7 & 8
  • Fantastic co-curricular, expressive arts and sporting opportunities
  • Located in the charming market town of Crediton, in the heart of rural Devon
  • 8 miles from the vibrant university city of Exeter with its convenient airport, rail and motorway links to the rest of the UK and beyond
  • Full or weekly boarding available

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www.qe.devon.sch.uk
Tel: 01363 773401
Number of pupils: 1400
Boarding places: 50
Sixth form: 250


 

Richard Huish College

Richard Huish College
School type: Sixth Form College
Age range: 16-19
Gender: Boys and Girls

  • Offers a wide range of A Level courses, Vocational courses and Apprenticeships to students aged 16 to 10
  • Degree courses are offered in partnership with the University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth.
  • A leading provider of Apprenticeships in Taunton and Somerset 

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www.huish.ac.uk
Tel: 01823 320800
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Boarding places:
Sixth form:


 

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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Sixth form: N/a


 

Directory of Schools - West Midlands

 

Haberdasher's Adams

Haberdasher's Adams
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