The CSF Portfolio

An exclusive group of boarding schools across the UK, tailored to meet the needs of service personnel

CSF Educational Consultants Ltd has links with over 55 boarding schools across the country that meet the needs of Armed Forces families.

The schools we represent are all very different. However, they have all been quality assured by our consultants, who follow a thorough vetting procedure to ensure they have the boarding facilities and pastoral care teams needed to guarantee your child an excellent educational experience.

From good all-round schools to specialist sports colleges, those with strengths in the arts, drama and dance and those who have provision for special educational needs, we truly believe our portfolio offers something for every child.

We have also negotiated exclusive discounts for military school children with each of the schools listed on this page.

Abbotsholme School

Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 5BS

At Abbotsholme we see learning as more than an academic pursuit; it is a ‘total picture’ aimed at providing a balance between a pupils intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Our pupils do well academically, excel on the games field, make inspiring music, develop creativity and challenge themselves through the enormous variety of activities on offer in our beautiful campus and beyond. The School’s diverse academic, sports, and creative programmes encourage each pupil to explore and discover innate abilities, learn teamwork, exercise initiative and, ultimately, find a productive place not only in our community but in the world at large.

Ashville College

Green Lane, Harrogate HG2 9JP


We nurture and equip our pupils to be ‘the best version of themselves’ and prepare them for the challenges of the future. We encourage our pupils to have a global perspective and a digital fluency where adaptability, creativity, resilience and critical self-reflection are key. Problem-solving skills developed both inside and outside of the classroom and an ability to engage and actively listen to others is what sets Ashville pupils apart.

Barnards Castle School

Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8UN

‘Parvis imbutus tentabis grandia tutus’. ‘When you are steeped in little things, you shall safely attempt great things’ This motto perfectly sums up what Barnard Castle School - or ‘Barney’ as it is affectionately known - aims to do in preparing its pupils for life beyond its doors. Through creating an inspirational, compassionate and unpretentious environment, Barney aims to develop young adults with character. Our staff believe that our pupils should be confident, resilient, intellectually curious, tolerant and driven, with an undercurrent of humility, and are prepared to live, embrace and lead in an everchanging world.

Bedstone College

Bucknell, Shropshire SY7 0BG

Bedstone College is a British boarding and day school for boys and girls from 4 to 18. Set in the heart of south Shropshire, the schools rural surrounds and magnificent calendar house provide an enviable, safe setting for under 200 pupils. Deliberately small, the school is not academically selective but focuses on bringing out the very best in each child. Bedstone students come from a very wide range of backgrounds and abilities; yet each of them has something within them that is very special. It is this focus on trying to uncover that special talent and using it to build confidence and self-esteem that makes Bedstone much more than a school, but rather a family.

London Road, Mickleham, Dorking RH5 6EA

Box Hill School in Surrey has a long heritage of delivering first-class learning in a warm, supportive, holistic and nurturing atmosphere.  For nearly sixty years we have proudly remained a truly independent school.  We are a founding member of Round Square, which is a worldwide association of schools who work to promote international understanding, democracy, a care for the world around us, a sense of adventure, and the qualities of leadership and service.

Bishop’s Stortford School

10 Maze Green Road, Bishops Stortford CM23 2PQ

Catering for 4 - 18 year olds, we are one of the leading independent, co-educational schools in the country. Bishop’s Stortford College is a wonderful place of learning in a beautiful setting on the edge of a market town between London and Cambridge. It is large enough to provide an exceptional range of opportunities, yet small enough for each child to be known and valued. Our love of life and learning enables pupils to grow into well-rounded, skilful, caring and confident people, equipped and ready for the adventures and opportunities life has to offer. Building Confidence for Life.

Bromsgrove School

Worcester Road, Bromsgrove B61 7DU

Bromsgrove School is a co-educational independent boarding school in the Worcestershire town of Bromsgrove, England. Founded in 1553, it is one of the oldest public schools in Britain, and one of the 14 founding members of the Headmaster's Conference.

Brooke House College

Leicester Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7AU

Situated only 55 minutes from London by train, Brooke House College is an international independent College offering secondary education (GCSEs, A levels) for students (aged 12-20) education. On role are 245 students, 95% of which are fully boarding. Brooke House College has a highly successful Football Academy, giving students the option to develop their sporting interest alongside their academic achievements. Brooke House is a family run, friendly, caring, co-educational College who work closely with students to achieve their full potential, desired goals and progress to excellent UK top 25 Universities and/or Russell Group listed.

Clayesmore School

Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum DT11 8LL

Clayesmore is a school for all your children. It’s a school for your academic child, your sporty child, your artistic or musical child and your child that needs to be encouraged and given the support needed to shine. We are renowned for our warm, family feel but we are ambitious  –  for your child and for our school community. We are confident in the steps we take to ensure every one of our pupils, from Nursery to Sixth Form, reaches their fullest potential, with the aim they leave Clayesmore with the brightest possible path ahead of them.

Clifton College

32 Clifton Rd, Bristol BS38 3JH

We are co-educational throughout and welcome pupils from all over the world. We offer day, flexi and full boarding places. We offer the finest all-round education based on the highest academic standards. Nearly all of our leavers go on to the best universities in the UK.

Dean Close School

Shelburne Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 6HE

Dean Close School is a co-educational day and boarding school which provides continuity of education from age 2+ to 18. The School was established in 1886, and is set in 50 acres of parkland in the centre of Cheltenham. Dean Close is renowned for focusing on individual development. Small classes, excellent learning facilities plus a 550-seater professional theatre, amphitheatre, 2 floodlit astro-turfs, 25m indoor pool, climbing wall, indoor rifle range, dance studio and fully equipped gymnasium all help to nurture each child’s strengths and talents. With around 300 pupils in the Prep School and 500 in the Senior School, Dean Close is small enough to allow everyone to know one another and to feel valued. It also allows everyone to get fully involved in the life of the School. However, it is large enough to have an extremely strong boarding community, vibrant and exciting creative arts, impressive academic results and great sports achievements across all ages.

Denstone College

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 5HN

Denstonacity (n); The Ambition to explore every possible version of yourself.


Denstone College is an Independent School set in rural Staffordshire offering education beyond the classroom to pupils aged 4-18 with boarding from 7 years old upwards. Boarding can be done on a full time basis or one of our flexible boarding options.


“As Head, I believe passionately in the celebration of success and allowing that positive culture to bleed through all elements of school life. Children need positivity, excellent role-models and a platform from which to shine; to be their own beacon of excellence. “

Dollar Academy

Dollar, Clackmannanshire, FK14 7DU


As the world’s oldest coeducational day and boarding school, Dollar has served the educational needs of its pupils for over two centuries.  The Care Inspectorate has described the school as having a ‘sector-leading’ standard of care - this is a successful school filled with happy and very active children.

Dollar is recognised as one of the UK’s leading independent schools and has a very sound reputation amongst the UK’s top universities. The school offers the widest range of academic subjects in Scotland, complimented by over 120 co-curricular activities. It has an excellent reputation for sport, music and art in particular, and has recently established an exceptional Golf Programme at Gleneagles.

Around 100 boys and girls live in three small family-style boarding houses located on Dollar’s stunning 70-acre campus at the foot of the Ochil Hills. Tutors help with homework and excellent social, sport and leisure facilities are available for pupils to use.

Located between the university cities of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Dollar is less than an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow, with dozens of direct flights each day to London and across the globe.

Farlington School

Guilford Rd, Horsham, RH12 3PN

Founded in 1896, Farlington School is an independent day and boarding school for pupils aged 4 to 18 near Horsham in West Sussex, UK. Nestled in 33 acres of Sussex parkland, just 25 minutes’ drive from Gatwick Airport and within easy reach of Central London, our location is both idyllic and convenient. Formerly an all-girls’ school, Farlington began accepting boys in 2018 and will be fully co-educational from September 2021. The school is perfectly sized, with 300 pupils and capacity for 55 boarders, and has a whole-school ethos to inspire learning in a creative, inclusive and purposeful environment. As we prepare to celebrate 125 years of Farlington and make the transition to being fully co-educational, this is an exciting time for the school.

Frensham Heights School

Frensham Heights Rd, Farnham GU10 4EA

Frensham Heights is a highly distinctive day & boarding school. We welcome students from the age of 3 to 18 and we give them the tools to succeed in their education, helping them to extend their abilities and exceed their own expectations.

Frewen College

Rye Road, Northiam near Rye, East Sussex TN31 6NL

Frewen College, East Sussex, is a unique boarding and day school for students aged 7-19 with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and speech, language and communication needs. Founded in 1910, we believe we are the oldest dyslexia school in the world. The school is approved by CReSteD, and recently won the British Dyslexia Association’s ‘Dyslexia Friendly School’ award 2018. It is CEAS approved and welcomes children from forces families. All staff are dyslexia-trained, and students go on to achieve excellent results at GCSE and in the Sixth Form. A series of films, made with the BDA, can be seen on our website

Fulneck School

Pudsey, LS28 8DS

Fulneck School is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3-18.  We are situated in a traditional English village just 5 miles from Leeds city centre. With easy access by air, rail and road, yet set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, Fulneck School is an ideal choice for parents looking for a day or boarding school for their children. We pride ourselves on setting high expectations for every individual, instilling good manners and fostering an ethic of hard work. Our community is enriched by the cultural diversity of our pupil body, with day pupils coming to us from across Yorkshire and boarders from all over the world. Pupils experience outstanding opportunities inside and outside the classroom, learning how to work in a team and how to provide the leadership that our society needs.

Glenalmond College

Back Ave, Glenalmond PH1 3RY

Glenalmond College is a co-educational independent boarding school in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, for children aged between 12 and 18 years. It is situated on the River Almond near the village of Methven, about 8 miles west of the city of Perth.

Giggleswick School

Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 0DE

Giggleswick School is one of the leading independent co-educational boarding and day schools in the north of England for children aged 2 to 18. At Giggleswick we equip young people with the skills and confidence they need to embrace the world beyond school and lead happy, fulfilling lives. Our approach to education combines excellent academic achievement, ambition, and strong self-belief, creating well-rounded individuals with a lifelong desire to learn.

Giggleswick is a popular choice among Forces families with our strong boarding ethos offering a stable, heathy, supportive, and friendly environment for children from the ages of 9 through to 18. Over two thirds of our pupils are boarders, and everyone attends school on Saturday with lessons in the mornings and team sports and clubs in the afternoon. We also have a full program of activities on Sunday, including regular trips and visits out of school.

Haberdashers School

37-39 St Mary’s Street, Monmouth NP25 3DD

The Monmouth Model educates girls and boys aged 3 to 18 through a unique combination of single-sex and co-education at the optimum stages of their academic and personal development. Our pupils grow into well rounded, refreshingly grounded but also unbounded young men and women, excelling in their chosen paths and aspiring to make a positive difference to society. We have long experience of supporting Forces children who thrive at Monmouth, through their academic subjects, impressive sports, arts facilities and links with top universities. Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools recognise talent and nurture excellence, providing the best possible springboard for a pupil’s future.

Hereford Cathedral School

Old Deanery, Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG

Hereford Cathedral School is one of the oldest schools in the UK [1384] and is located in the beautiful surroundings of a cathedral close. The school achieves excellent academic results, with over 90% of pupils going on to study at their first-choice university. Pastoral care is also excellent and there is a wide, and varied choice of extracurricular activities. In the last inspection report the school achieved excellent in all eight categories. Our new boarding house, a renovated hotel, will open in March 2019.

Ipswich High School

Woolverstone Hall,Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 1AZ

Ipswich High School is a historic and highly successful school. We have been supporting children to make excellent academic progress since 1878. We do this through a bespoke curriculum and our pupils are immersed in an innovative enrichment programme that runs twice daily which helps them develop new skills and discover new passions; from horse riding to skiing. Our award-winning boarding houses are thriving, with pupils from the UK and overseas helping to make a happy global community, firmly rooted in Suffolk. We are a friendly, kind and inclusive community with the 87 acres of beautiful Woolverstone Hall estates on the banks of the River Orwell. Ipswich High School is well known locally and internationally for offering boys and girls, from 3 to 18, day pupils and boarders (11-18), the very best foundations to flourish.

King Edward's Witley

Wormley, Godalming GU8 5SG

Pupils thrive at King Edward's. We encourage them to be the best versions of themselves because individual achievement and personal growth count for more than league tables.

Our culture of thinking and enquiry runs deep. Here, a child’s natural curiosity prompts exploration of ideas without fear of failure. We set them up for a life of discovery.

Relationships come first at King Edward's and diversity has been a strength ever since our foundation in 1553.

On our leafy, 100-acre site amid the Surrey Hills we have space for all the sport, drama, music, hobbies, and intellectual pursuits a young mind can take.

Pupils leave as independent free-thinkers – agile, motivated and self-disciplined.

Kensington Park School

Lower School: 44 Bark Place London W2 4AT • Sixth Form: 59 Queen’s Gate, SW7 5JP

KPS is a co-ed, academic school covering Year 7 through to A Levels. Our Sixth Form has been rated as outstanding in a recent Ofsted inspection. Our Lower School has been open since the end of August this year and inspection comments were good/ excellent/outstanding. Many of our teaching staff have joined us from the UKs leading schools, St Paul’s Girls’ and Boys’ Schools, Winchester etc and are experts in helping pupils to achieve optimal results and offering guidance for entry into top universities. Boarding begins at Year 10 and offers the highest quality of accommodation to be found in London.

King's Ely

The Old Palace, Ely CB7 4EW

Shortlisted in the 2020 Independent Schools of the Year Awards, King’s Ely is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school built on a fascinating history stretching back over 1,000 years. We serve the academic and pastoral needs of around 1,000 boys and girls from the age of 2 through to 18, with boarders from 7 years old. King’s Ely is nestled in the picturesque cathedral city of Ely, which is just 15 minutes from Cambridge and 1 hour from London. Whether a student shines in a classroom or laboratory, on a stage, on a pitch or on a mountainside, our school promises an abundance of opportunity for personal development, both academically and socially. Only by visiting King’s Ely can you feel the energy and warmth of our community. As reported in the Good Schools Guide, we are a “friendly, well-balanced, caring community valued for getting the best from a broad range of abilities”.

Kingswood School

Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5RG

Kingswood School is situated on a magnificent 200-acre site in Lansdown, Bath, and offers an inclusive boarding and day community that is free of pretension and balances academic rigour, strength in the arts and sport, traditional values and outstanding pastoral care with a forward-thinking, can-do approach. Both the Prep School (nine months - 11 years) and the Senior School (11 - 18 years) offer a broad, holistic education, in which pupils are encouraged to develop self-assurance and high levels of personal motivation. In this environment, pupils achieve astonishing successes as they constantly progress well beyond their natural potential.

Langley School

Langley park, Norwich NR14 6BJ

We are fortunate to be set on two enviable 100+ acre countryside sites: the Pre-Prep and Prep school are based in Taverham; the Senior and Sixth Form are just outside Loddon. These green, stunning campus locations are a wonderful canvas which allow children space to breathe and grow, as well as enjoying the benefits of being on the doorstep of the vibrant and dynamic city of Norwich. Challenge and opportunity encapsulate the Langley education; the three elements of Creative (music, drama, art, and design), Action (sport, outward bound, CCF) and Service (community engagement and charity) underpin an innovative and broad curriculum. We want the children to be confident, curious and kind, and be ready to contribute to their communities in the years to come.

Lomond School

10 Stafford Street, Helensburgh G84 9JX

As the west of Scotland’s only day and boarding school, Lomond School welcomes families from around the world to enjoy a first class education and lifestyle from ages 3 to 18. Our unique location in the coastal town of Helensburgh, on the edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, provides a perfect setting to deliver a rounded education which inspires achievement and enquiring minds.

Lucton School

Lucton, Herefordshire HR6 9PN

Lucton combines small classes, talented teachers, a friendly atmosphere and a safe rural environment to provide an outstanding, all-round education. A good mix of day pupils, weekly and full boarders and a wealth of weekend activities – sporting, cultural, social – all included in the fees. An Oxford University admissions tutor commented that the typical thing about Lucton students is that there is no typical student – they are very much individuals! Pupils achieve excellent results at A-level and GCSE, secure impressive university places and they also achieve remarkable added-value scores as Lucton is able to draw out the full potential of every individual.

LVS Ascot

London Road, Ascot SL5 8DR

We are an all-ability, independent school offering day and boarding places. We have an Infant & Junior, Senior and Sixth Form school that all come under the same School Principal. There are around 850 students at the school. We’ve been in the Independent School sector for over 200 years however, LVS Ascot is a modern purpose built campus with state of the art facilities. We are a Co-ed British Day and Boarding school; approx. 10-12% are international students, conveniently located 15-20 minutes from London Heathrow airport, and just 4 miles from Royal Windsor.

Malvern St James School

15 Avenue Road, Great Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3BA

Malvern St James is a leading independent boarding and day school for girls aged 4-18. What helps to make us distinct and refreshing, is our recognition and active support for the individual talents, interests and passions of girls, and the liberating and inclusive ethos the school embraces. MSJ doesn’t produce a ‘type’ of girl. Our ethos is one of inclusion and respect. Girls can pursue their passions in the field of their choice – all routes are equal. It may be horse riding, engineering, politics, the environment or climbing. We recognise the importance of allowing each individual to grow & flourish.

Mount Kelly School

Parkwood Road, Tavistock, Devon PL1 9AD

Mount Kelly, shortlisted for the TES Boarding School of the year award 2018 and voted one of the top ten best value for money boarding schools by the Daily Telegraph, is set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, and combines academic excellence, an outstanding range of opportunities beyond the classroom and exceptional pastoral care. Our pupils feel happy and valued, which gives them the confidence, social awareness and enthusiasm for life-long learning needed to succeed in a fast-changing world. Mount Kelly is well known for its world class coaching facility for swimming, including an onsite 50m pool, and offers an elite training programme which is fully integrated within the academic life of the school.

Moorland School

Moorland School, Ribblesdale Ave, Clitheroe, BB7 2JA

At Moorland School we encourage and enable the students to pursue their ambitions in a positive learning environment.

Seeing our students as an extension of our own family is paramount in the levels of success and happiness we deliver. We actively encourage warmth and respect for all and ensure that we celebrate success at every opportunity. We strive to support cultural differences whilst maintaining a traditional approach to education.

Committed to shaping extraordinary futures, the Moorland Ballet and Football Academies boast a remarkable track record with many students transitioning into professional dancers and footballers.

We prepare our students academically and socially in preparation for successful and fulfilling lives.

Moyles Court School

Moyles Court, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3NF

Moyles Court School, near Ringwood, is a happy and thriving school. By educating our children in a bespoke, individualised learning environment, we are able to shape the happy, fulfilled citizens of tomorrow. We are an independent day and boarding school situated in a stunning location within the New Forest National Park, less than a mile off the road between Fordingbridge and Ringwood. We are a small, friendly and family orientated school, with capacity for just over 200 pupils from Pre-School to Year 11, providing a nurturing community for wonderful memories to be created and great academic progress to be made as we provide the individual attention that your child deserves.

Old Buckenham Hall

Bretttenham Park, Bury Road, Ipswich IP7 7PH

Old Buckenham Hall is a leading co-educational preparatory school for children aged 2 – 13 years,educating children for over 160 years.

OBH is a day and fully flexible boarding school, where children remain just that. They experience, they learn, they grow, but they do so within one of the most idyllic environments imaginable.

Situated in Suffolk, OBH is 20 minutes away from Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Stowmarket; and 35 minutes from Colchester. Transport options are available, including morning and evening bus routes and accompanied train journeys to London. Stowmarket and Colchester stations are direct lines into London.

Oratory Preparatory School

Goring Heath, South Oxfordshire RG8 7SF

Oratory Preparatory School offers a warm welcome, where we provide an enriched education to boys and girls aged 2 to 13. Set within 65 acres of Oxfordshire countryside with outstanding facilities, we nurture happy, balanced, confident and inquisitive children. Our pupils benefit from an education focussed on self-expression through sport, music, art and drama. All of these are central to the confidence and self-discovery of our children. This is supported by our surroundings, as the pupils can make the most of our grounds to engage with outdoor learning in our extensive woodlands, lawns, adventure playground and beyond.

Oratory Senior School

Woodcote, South Oxfordshire RG8 0PJ

A unique Day and Boarding Catholic School for Boys and Girls aged 11 to 18, set in beautiful Oxfordshire countryside which combines strong academic results with a supportive family ethos. We are genuinely an all-round school with outstanding facilities, and we believe in nurturing pupils to achieve their very best in whatever it is they set out to do.

Oswestry School

Upper Brook St, Oswestry SY11 2TL

Founded in 1407, it is one of the oldest non-denominational schools in the country and stands on the edge of the attractive market town of Oswestry, in Shropshire, on the border of England and Wales. It is set in 50 acres of its own grounds and boasts some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain on its doorstep. Historically it may be, with many traditional virtues encouraged, but Oswestry is also a warm, caring and progressive school which constantly evolves with the times.

Queenswood School

Shepherds Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 6NS

Queenswood is a progressive boarding and day School for around 420 girls, aged between 11 and 18, where boarders make up roughly half of the School. Situated in Hertfordshire on the outskirts of London, the School occupies a beautiful 120-acre site.

Within a caring and supportive framework, the girls enjoy a dynamic academic curriculum, supported by a diverse and exciting co-curricular programme. Queenswood is a community where girls achieve outstanding results, both in and beyond the classroom. The opportunities for growth and development for boarders and day girls are extensive, exciting and fun.

Queen Anne's School

6 Henley Road, Reading RG4 6DX

Queen Anne’s is an independent boarding and day school for girls with 450 pupils aged 11 to 18 years. High aspirations combined with a positive approach to learning creates an environment where girls can grow into motivated, decisive and self-assured individuals. We are renowned for academic success and our 'No Limits' approach to the girls' learning and development producing excellent results. Alongside this, we have a rich programme of co-curricular opportunities and excellence in the arts, drama, music and sport delivering outstanding achievements.

Located near Reading, we are easily accessible from London Heathrow.

Visit our website which contains images and videos showing our pupils experiences. We look forward to welcoming you to Queen Anne’s!

Queen Margaret's School

Escrick Park, Escrick, York YO19 6EU

Queen Margaret’s is more than a school. It’s a home from home. A family of learning and belonging in a truly inspirational setting. It’s somewhere each and every girl can thrive. Where they’ll be happy and healthy, grow their knowledge, skills and confidence and make friends for life.

Queen Margaret’s is somewhere that’s the bedrock for success. It opens up opportunities and possibilities, inspires girls to forge their own future and gets them ready for life, whatever their calling. We nurture girls to fulfil their ambitions, to realise their potential, to become the best women they can be and give them an amazing start in life.

Rossall School

Broadway, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 8JW

Rossall School, founded in 1844, is a co-educational boarding and day school for ages 3-18. Located by the Lancashire coastline within 160 acres, it is a school which shapes future and inspires excellence through its teaching and learning, extra-curricular opportunities and outstanding pastoral care. Home to the oldest CCF in the country, and one of only four schools to have the Queens Colours, Rossall recognises the importance of our service men and women and offers 25% discounts on school fees to military families.

Read School

Drax, Selby YO8 8NL

Read School is a small, friendly boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 4-18 located in rural North Yorkshire.  We develop happy, confident and well-rounded young people who are ready to succeed in their professional and personal lives, an approach which supports the vision of our founder, Charles Reade, 354 years ago.  This is achieved through a broad and rich curriculum and wide array of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.  Small class sizes and excellent pastoral support ensure that you are never new here for long and those joining the school are quickly assimilated into the busy routine, whether in the classroom or in the boarding house.   Please do come and visit us at Read School where a warm welcome awaits.

Sedbergh School

Station Road, Sedbergh LA10 5HG

Nestled amongst the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales, Sedbergh School is a traditional, co-educational, full boarding school for children aged 13 to 18. Established in 1525, it is one of the few remaining full boarding schools in the UK with 98% of pupils boarding seven days a week. The School operates a traditional boarding house system with resident housemasters and housemistresses, tutors and matrons, thus ensuring genuine 24/7 pastoral care. Each of the nine boarding houses also has its own head chef enabling the School to provide an in-house dining experience for all pupils which creates a more homely environment.

The School has retained its traditional values and ethos, providing an all-round education whilst facing the demands of the 21st century in terms of excellent teaching, facilities and an extensive extracurricular programme.

Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory School is located in the nearby village of Casterton, a 15-minute drive from Sedbergh. It provides a first-rate education for boys and girls from 4, and offers day, weekly and full boarding from the age of 8. With Saturday morning school and a full range of weekend activities all taking place in truly outstanding facilities, boarders have many opportunities to develop and pursue a wide sphere of interests.

Sherfield School

South Drive, Sherfield on Loddon RG27 0HU

Sherfield School is a leading co-educational independent day and boarding school for children aged 3 months to 18 years. Occupying over 76 acres of beautiful park land in Sherfield on Loddon in Hampshire, Sherfield School boasts exceptional modern classrooms and facilities in a beautiful manor house dating back to the 12th century. We provide an environment where children flourish and develop their talents throughout their individual learning journeys, and create strong partnerships with parents to ensure every child is supported, inspired and challenged to reach their true potential. Through a wide range of creative, academic and sporting opportunities, we extend the learning beyond the classroom.

Stamford Endowed Schools

Brazenose House, St Paul'sStreet, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2BE

Our approach to learning is formed around a framework of four guiding principles that include creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and complex problem-solving. Lessons are designed to be engaging, to challenge and stretch your child. Our ‘ideal classrooms’ provide a high-tech, innovative environment, that promotes collaboration between students, their peers and their teachers. Children are taught in single-sex classes between the ages of 11-16, which allows us to adapt our teaching style to boys and girls who are maturing at different rates.

ST Edmund's School

St Thomas' Hill, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8HU

St Edmund’s is a dynamic co-educational 2-18 day and boarding school. Our pupils benefit from a caring and supportive environment, high-calibre teaching and a holistic educational approach that seeks to develop creativity, leadership qualities and original thinking.

A broad academic curriculum and extraordinarily diverse co-curricular programme enable pupils to find their path and grow. This child-centred ethos and nurturing environment produces well-rounded and responsible young people.

Our small class sizes enable the personalisation of learning so that pupils receive the attention and academic challenge they need to excel. Every pupil here is known and understood.

Stonar School

Cottles Park, Atworth, Melksham SN12 8NT

Stonar is set in a stunning 80 acre campus in rural west Wiltshire, close to both Bath and Chippenham. The school's peaceful location on the outskirts of the village of Atworth ensures pupils benefit from an abundance of space and fresh air. The school is located 20 minutes west of Bath and 25 minutes south west of Chippenham, where trains run regularly to London Paddington. The M4 motorway is also easily accessible.

Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9PZ

Quant je Puis - ‘As much as I can’.

Stonyhurst is the UK’s leading co-educational Catholic boarding and day school for 3 – 18 year olds, with boarding available from 7 years. Quant je puis is not just a slogan, it is our way of proceeding. At Stonyhurst, we empower our boys and girls to be the best that they can be, shaping leaders of the future who carry a sense of purpose and a desire to make the world a better place. As we guide every pupil through their own individual academic, sporting, creative, spiritual and emotional journey, we watch with great pride as our boys and girls grow to be men and women for others.

Strathallan School

Forgandenny, Perth PH2 9EG

Strathallan School is an independent boarding and day school in Scotland for boys and girls aged 8–18. The school has a 153-acre campus at Forgandenny, a few miles south of Perth.

St Clare’s Oxford

139 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 7AL

St Clare’s Oxford is a co-educational, day and boarding, sixth-form college and has been offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma for over 40 years, longer than any other school or college in England. It is also an IB World School. The college has a worldwide reputation for expertise in providing the IB Diploma and embraces internationalism and academic excellence as its core values. Students from over 40 countries study at St Clare’s. The atmosphere is informal and friendly, with an equal emphasis on hard work and developing personal responsibility and mutual respect between staff and students. As well as the IB, St Clare’s offers Pre-IB, University Foundation courses, English language courses, Gap Year Courses and a successful summer school.

St David’s College

Gloddaeth Hall, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales LL30 1RD

St David's College, North Wales, is a co-educational boarding & day school for ages 9 to 19. A mainstream education school with exceptional Design Technology, Outdoor Education, Sports, and SpLD & dyslexia provision.

The aim is a simple one – to create a unique whole-person education centred on the individual, built on Christian principles, and embedded in a family atmosphere.  Taking a “whole person” approach, allows us to find the true gifts of every individual and tailor their education accordingly.

St David’s College is set in a 30-acre Tudor Estate, nestled between Snowdonia National Park and the North Wales coastline. with the mountains as a backdrop just outside the seaside town of Llandudno.

St Joseph’s College

Belstead Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 9DR

St Joseph’s College is a co-educational day and boarding school located on a beautiful 60-acre campus above Ipswich, Suffolk. It offers an outstanding education for children aged 3 to 18 and a pathway through to the UK’s top universities. Rated ‘Excellent’ (ISI) for the quality of its boarding care, St Joseph’s accommodates students in a safe, structured environment. The majority are from the UK, with a smaller percentage of international students. The school’s warm ethos is based on Christian values. It has high expectations of its students and offers a wide range of courses, sporting opportunities; proudly supporting and working with professional sports club from the world rugby, football, netball and cricket. In addition to performance sport students have access to a rich a well-rounded co-curricular programme including the arts and wider curriculum areas.

Taunton School

Taunton School, Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset TA2 6AD

At Taunton School we aim to challenge, nurture and inspire young people to succeed in a global community.

The wellbeing of our students is at the heart of everything we do and all of our decisions must be of direct benefit to them.  Our main focus is ensuring that we prepare young people for their lives beyond school and in a world that changes rapidly. Throughout their lives, our children will work closely with people from across the globe and must adapt to a world of ever-changing technology.

As a School, we are innovative, forward thinking, global in outlook and down-to-earth in approach. We recognise that a balanced education is vital in developing the whole person.

Tettenhall College

Wood Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton WV6 8QX

Tettenhall College offers a unique opportunity for your child’s education; we place emphasis on developing individual strengths to ensure each child achieves their personal best within a nurturing environment of small class sizes and excellent pastoral care. Outside of the classroom, there are extensive opportunities for extra-curricular activities in the arts, music, drama, sport and charity work. There are excellent on-site facilities including a swimming pool, theatre, and newly refurbished boarding houses, library, study centre, sixth form centre and sports facilities. Our pupils are extremely happy, achieving beyond expectations and leaving us as well-rounded, confident young adults ready to face the challenges ahead.

The Royal Hospital School

Holbrook, Ipswich IP9 2RX

The Royal Hospital School is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for 11-18 year olds, providing an outstanding, full and broad education enriched by a unique naval heritage and fit for the modern world. Founded in 1712 in Greenwich, London, it moved to its spectacular site, set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour, in 1933. The School has continued to develop its spectacular purpose-built site and grow in size and reputation to become one of East Anglia's leading independent schools.

The Royal Masonic School

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 4HF

RMS offers a nurturing, inclusive and supportive environment where each child is esteemed as an individual, capable of success. Education at RMS is founded on core moral values that encourage pupils to be compassionate and tolerant; to do their personal best; to grow in integrity and responsibility and so ultimately to approach adulthood with inter-personal skills that reflect both empathy and self-confidence.


• provide an enjoyable, stimulating and diverse educational experience, enriched by a wide-ranging extra-curriculum

• provide the highest quality teaching and pastoral support

• provide a culture that is both happy and inspirational; that celebrates personal success and continues to value courtesy, dignity and kindness

• provide for the well-being, health and safety of all who attend and work here

• provide opportunities to develop spiritual awareness and an understanding of the importance of active personal contributions in solving the problems of a diverse and challenging world

The Stephen Perse Foundation

Union Road, Cambridge CB2 1HF

The two sixth form colleges within the Stephen Perse Foundation, both deliver an exceptional education, sharing the same vision for education. The Stephen Perse 6th Form College and the Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies (CCSS), are both located in the heart of Cambridge. We also offer high quality, supported boarding. Both colleges enjoy enrichment and extracurricular activities, including our renowned Inspire and Guide programme, whilst keeping teaching and learning primarily separate. We were named Independent School of the Year at the 2014 TES Independent School Awards and two-time winners of the Sunday Times ‘International Baccalaureate School of the Year’ award.

Trinity School

Buckeridge Road, Teignmouth TQ14 8LY

The reason for our local and national success is that at Trinity School, we take an individual approach to each pupil’s education. The combination of academic excellence varied extra-curricular provision and excellent pastoral care, without sacrificing one element over another, is at the very heart of what we do. This approach allows and supports pupils to grow into well-rounded individuals, equipped with the skills needed to succeed at school and, most importantly, after school. We pride ourselves on the welcoming and family atmosphere present in all sections of our school community. While I am delighted that we continue to win many awards and recognition, seeing pupils grow from taking their first steps in education in our nursery class to leaving Sixth Form as confident young adults ready for the outside world is something truly special.

Wellesley Haddon Dene School

Broadstairs, Kent

Wellesley Haddon Dene is a co-educational day and boarding prep school in the seaside town of Broadstairs, Kent. Rated excellent in all areas by ISI, the school prides itself on high academic achievement, a wide range of extra-curricular activities, outstanding pastoral care and a fantastic, modern, family-run boarding house. Pupils progress to top public schools such as Harrow and Tonbridge, as well as local senior schools such as King's Canterbury and Sevenoaks. Boarders can be full, weekly or flexi, and the school is home to UK and international boarders. It boasts a strong military history and years of experience in supporting children from armed forces families.

Windermere School

Pattersdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NW

Founded in 1863, Windermere School is one of the United Kingdom’s leading small schools. The school motto Vincit qui se vincit- one conquers, who conquers oneself, exemplifies why we give our pupils access to world-class opportunities every day. In short, we challenge our pupils to excel in everything that they do. Nestled within 45 acres of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Lake District National Park, a landscape that inspired writers such as Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, Windermere School enjoys one of the most picturesque locations in the Lake District and arguably the best school view globally.

Woodhouse Grove School

Apperley Bridge, Calverley Bradford BD10 0NR

Woodhouse Grove School is a forward-thinking, co-educational Day and Boarding School located in beautiful Yorkshire, close to Leeds-Bradford and Manchester airports, and with direct train links to Leeds. Our ideal combination of day and boarding pupils allows boarders to be fully immersed in the day-to-day life of the school with all lessons in English and an improved knowledge of British culture through friendships with local day pupils.  Our brand new Sixth Form facility has integrated technology for live streaming as well as space for both individual and collaborative working. It is designed to feel more professional and to enhance student’s work productivity across all A-level and BTEC subjects, preparing students for life in a modern, global world.

Worksop College

Sparken Hill, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3AP

Set in the heart of North Nottinghamshire’s stunning rural landscape, we are a community with an extraordinary history and an exciting future. We want our students to be the best they can be. If destined to join one of the world’s finest universities, here is where they will flourish. If an outstanding sportsperson, here is where they will hone their skills, a talented artist or musician, here is where they will perfect their craft – and if these talents are yet to be revealed, here is where they’ll be discovered. At our school, what matters is the individual, their aspirations and their future. Come and visit us, we are looking forward to meeting you and your family.

Wycliffe College

Bath Road, Stonehouse GL10 2JQ

Wycliffe College has been educating boys and girls from the age of 3-19 years on our rural campuses based in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, for nearly 140 years. Our youngest join The Nursery Class in the Pre-Prep Department, and continue their educational journey into the Prep School and, in Year 9 they join the Senior School - offering a seamless transition at each stage. With 620 pupils, we offer day and full boarding places and our boarding begins from Year 3 - in 2020 33% of our boarders (65 pupils) were from Military Families. Wycliffe have a legacy of inclusivity and celebrating and encouraging diversity and individuality.

These are the schools that we have quality assured but if the school[s] you are thinking of are not on the list, please contact us. We will quality assure them and negotiate discounts on your behalf.

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