Best value for money boarding schools in England

11 best less expensive boarding schools in England

Boarding schools below £35.000/annum

All the boarding schools below are in the top 100 schools of the year in the UK  2018 

Boarding schools in England are expensive with the cost often reaching far above £35000 per annum. There are though some boarding schools that manage to keep the fees somewhat below this with a few close to £30000 a year threshold. There are a number of options for boarders with full, weekly, flexible and occasional boarding. The most expensive of them is full boarding when a child stays on the school premises for 7 nights a week. The fee also depends on the age – with those entering 6th form from outside and staying on full boarding paying the highest price. The cost might be significantly lower for the UK residents and still, as we speak, for EU students; international students are often charged more. It is also important to check what is inlcuded in the starting fees such as lunches, textbooks, laundry, English learing support, etc.

The fees shown here are often from top end, so if weekly or any other type of boarding is preferable, the cost should be lower than the one you see. These fees are also for 6th form students so if a child is younger, again it should be lower.
Not all less expensive boarding schools are good in terms of academics. The list, therefore, only includes schools from the top 100 schools of 2018, based on the A-level exams.  

11 top good value for money schools in England

Ardingly College

Mixed school for boys and girls from the age of 2 to 18 years. Boarding from Year 3
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6SQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1444 893000
Full boarding – £ 10,650/term

City of London Freemen’s School

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Coeducational school for children from 7 to 18 years old
Ashtead Park, Surrey, KT21 1ET
Tel: +44 (0) 1372 277933
Full boarding – £9,753 /term

Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls

Girls-only school 11-18 y o
Hereford Road, Monmouth, NP25 5XT
Tel: +44 (0) 1600 711100
Full boarding – £27,819/annum

Kimbolton School, Huntingdon

Mixed school for boys and girls 4-18 y o
Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 0EA
Tel:  +44 (0) 1480 860505
Full boarding – £26 280/annum


Mayfield School, Mayfield

Girls-only school 11-18 y o
The old palace Mayfield East Sussex TN20 6PH
+44 (0)1435 874600
Full boarding – £11,300/term

Moreton Hall, Oswestry

Day and boarding school for girls 3-18 year old and boys 3-11 years old,
Moreton Hall, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 3EW 
Tel: (+44) 01691 773671 
Full boarding (6th form) – £34,875/annum


Queenswood, Hatfield

Girls only school from 11 to 18 years old
Shepherd’s Way Brookmans Park Hatfield Hertfordshire AL9 6NS
Tel: +44 (0)1707 602500
Full boarding – £11,250/term


St Catherine’s School, Bramley

Girls only school from 11 to 18 years old
Station Road, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF
Tel: 01483 893363
Full boarding – £9,830.00 /term


St Swithun’s School

Boys 3-11 y o and girls лет 11-18 y o
Alresford Rd, Winchester SO21 1HA
Tel: +44 (0)1962 835700
Boarding (girls from the age of 11 years) – £11,200/ term

The Royal High School Bath GDST, Bath

Girls only schools from the age of 3-18 years
Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 5SZ
TEL: +44 (0) 1225 313877
Full boarding – £29,817-£30,894/annum


Warwick School

Boys-only school for 7-18 years old
Warwick, CV34 6PP
Tel: +44 (0) 1926776400

Fees – £15,564(board) per annum + £13,194 (study) per annum