BEST BOARDING SCHOOL FOR SCHOOL MEALS
Theres a lot more pressure for meals to be good when children are at school for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. From expert chefs to exciting themed cuisine nights, all the boarding schools below have delicious food on the menu 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A co-educational boarding school in Leicestershire, Uppingham School caught our attention due to their determination to avoid repetitive school meals and encourage their students to constantly try new cuisines. They also shop for all their food locally, in order to keep their carbon footprint to a minimum.
- Stover School Devon
- Ashville College Harrogate
- Queen Margarets School York
BEST BOARDING SCHOOL FOR ACCOMMODATION
When students arent in lessons they need a place to relax. Whether that means a comfy bed or a quiet place to do homework productively, the schools that have won this award provide the very best for their full-time boarders. You wont find any dingy boarding houses or drafty bedrooms in these UK boarding schools.
Westonbirt School GloucestershireWinner
An independent secondary school for girls, Westonbirt School is a country house estate which boasts 220 acres of land. Its boarding houses seem to be fit for queens, with their ornate architecture and beautiful views.
- Roedean School Brighton
- Christ Church Cathedral School Oxford
- Epsom College
BEST BOARDING SCHOOL FOR STUDENT WELLBEING
Since boarding school students stay on after lesson time, they need to be surrounded by people who will support them in every aspect of their life. From having someone there to help them with homework, to getting the right attention when they are unwell, students deserve the very best at their boarding school.
The following recipients of this award have exceeded our expectations when it comes to student wellbeing.
Hanford School DorsetWinner
Hanford School is an all girls, preparatory boarding school. Their focus on student wellbeing has left us speechless- not only do they celebrate every girls birthday; they have countless clubs and societies for their students to enjoy, as well as school pets and awards for good table manners.
- Wellington College Berkshire
- The Elms School Worcestershire
- Stonar School Wiltshire
BEST BOARDING SCHOOL FOR PARENT CONTACT
All parents must to be kept in the loop throughout the academic year in order to feel close to their children. Whether its through weekly letter writing, skype calls or personal emails from the headteacher, all these schools make an extra effort to maintain good relationships with parents.
Oundle School NorthamptonshireWinner
A co-educational boarding school that is well connected to the capital, Oundle School has a lot of international students and prioritises a good relationship with overseas parents. Their Wi-Fi zone throughout school is ideal, where students can call parents in multiple time zones.
- Wellesley House Kent
- Horris Hill School Berkshire
- Sevenoaks School Kent
BEST BOARDING SCHOOL FOR STUDENT FACILITIES
The best independent boarding schools in the UK always have outstanding facilities, which is what makes them so appealing to parents and students. Some of our favourites have regular horse-riding sessions for their students, as well as aquatic and outdoor sports such as canoing and rock-climbing.
Every school here offers something a bit different, so check them out if youre looking for an exciting place for your child to study.
Sherfield School North HampshireWinner
Sherfield School is a co-educational boarding school with the very best facilities. From their Outdoor Education Programme to their art gallery and sports centres, their students are spoilt for choice!
- Rugby School
- Badminton School Bristol
BEST BOARDING SCHOOL FOR UNIVERSITY PREPARATION
Parents want to be sure that their child is well-prepared for university. UCAS forms, university choices, interviews and admissions tests can all take up a lot of time, but all these schools have proved that they can handle the pressure when it comes to their students.
Woldingham School CaterhamWinner
Woldingham School is an all-girls secondary school that knows what its doing when it comes to getting students into the best universities. Every year they have many successful Oxbridge and Russell Group applicants, providing girls with all the skills they need to make a smooth transition to university.
- St Michaels School Llanelli
- Truro High School Cornwall
- Farlington School Horsham
BEST BOARDING SCHOOL FOR STUDENT INDEPENDENCE
Many students worry about losing their independence when they head to boarding school. Strict rules, matrons and a heavily timetabled day can be very intimidating, and often pupils will feel like they are always being watched.
The following award winners have shown that they can maintain a healthy balance between their students safety and independence, allowing them regular outings and free time, with increased privileges as they get older.
Windermere School CumbriaWinner
Windermere School is a boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 3-18. As their students grow up, they are given additional freedom in the form of free weekends and regular school trips in the UK and internationally. It is also possible to half-board, so students do not feel limited to the school premises.
- Heathfield School Ascot
- Bryanston School Dorset
- Bradfield College Reading
BEST BOARDING SCHOOL FOR LEARNING SUPPORT
When children have learning difficulties or special educational needs, parents are often nervous to send them away to boarding school for fear that their requirements will be overlooked. Thanks to their amazing learning support facilities, these boarding schools have made a lasting impression on us.
Seaford College PetworthWinner
Seaford College is a co-educational boarding school that caters to specific educational needs. As it is non-selective, it has all the resources needed to take on children who have special needs such as dyslexia and ADHD.
- Slindon College Arundel
- Bruern Abbey School Chesterton
- Northease Manor School Lewes