State boarding schools – England

State boarding schools in England

state boarding schools

 

In England there are just under 40 state boarding schools. Even though they can’t be called completely free, nonetheless they are much cheaper than boarding schools in private (independent) sector, for they provide free education with boarding to be paid.  

How to get a place?

To enter a state boarding is only possible for UK and also citizens of European Economic Area, which includes EU, Switzerland and Norway as well as UK residents. The UK citizens living overseas can’t get a place in a state-funded boarding school.

About state boarding

The majority of state boarding schools are for children aged 11-18 лет. Most of the schools are mixed, although there are a few single-sex ones. 

The list of state boarding schools

Adams’ Grammar School

High Street, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7BD
Tel: +44 (0)1952 386300
Website: www.adamsgs.org.uk
Boys-only school for children aged 11–18, from 6th form becomes mixed. 

Ashby School

Nottingham Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1DH
Tel: +44 (0)1530 413748
Website: www.ashbyschool.org.uk
Boys-only school for children aged 11–18, from 6th form becomes mixed. 

Beechen Cliff School

Alexandra Park, Bath BA2 4RE Tel: +44 (0)1225 480466
Website: www.beechencliff.org.uk
Boys-only school for children aged 11–18, from 6th form becomes mixed. 

Brymore Academy

Cannington, Bridgewater, Somerset TA5 2NB
Tel: +44 (0)1278 652369
Website: www.brymoreacademy.co.uk
Boys-only school for children aged 11–18 

Burford School

Cheltenham Road, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4PL
Burford Boarding School – Lenthall House, Church Lane, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4SA
Tel: +44 (0)1993 823303
Website: www.burford.oxon.sch.uk
Mixed school for children aged 11–19 

Colchester Royal Grammar School

6 Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 3ND
Tel: +44 (0)1206 509100
Website: www.crgs.co.uk
Boys-only school for children aged 11–18, from 6th form becomes mixed. 

Cranbrook School

Waterloo Road, Kent TN17 3JD
Tel: +44 (0)1580 711800
Website: www.cranbrookschool.co.uk
Mixed school for children aged 13-18

Dallam School

Haverflatts Lane, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7DD
Tel: +44 (0)15395 65165
Website: www.dallam.eu
Mixed school for children aged 11–19 

De Aston School

Willingham Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 3RF
Tel: +44 (0)1673 843415
Website: www.de-aston.lincs.sch.uk
Mixed school for children aged 11–18 

The Duke of York’s Royal Military School

Guston, Dover, Kent CT15 5EQ
Tel: +44 (0)1304 245023
Website: www.doyrms.com
Mixed school for children aged 11–18 

Gordon’s School

West End, Woking, Surrey GU24 9PT
Tel: +44 (0)1276 858084
Website: www.gordons.surrey.sch.uk
Mixed school for children 11–18 

The Harefield Academy

Northwood Way, Harefield, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB9 6ET
Tel: +44 (0)1895 822108
Website: www.theharefieldacademy.org
Mixed school for children 11–18 

Haydon Bridge Community High School and Sports College

North Bank, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland
NE47 6LR
Tel: +44 (0)1434 684422
Website: www.haydonbridgehigh.co.uk
Mixed school for children aged 13–18 (boarding only possible for residents in the catchment area)

Hockerill Anglo-European College

Dunmow Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
CM23 5HX
Tel: +44 (0)1279 658451
Website: www.hockerill.com
Mixed school for children aged 11–19 

Holyport College

Ascot Road, Holyport, Berkshire SL6 3LE
Tel: +44 (0)1628 770442
Website: www.holyportcollege.org.uk
Mixed school for children aged 11–19 

Keswick School

Vicarage Hill, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5QB
Tel: +44 (0)17687 72605
Website: www.keswick.cumbria.sch.uk
Mixed school for children aged 11–18 

Kings’ School Winchester

Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 5PN
Tel: +44 (0)1962 861161
Website: www.kings-winchester.hants.sch.uk
Boys-only school for children aged 11–18, from 6th form becomes mixed. 

Lancaster Royal Grammar School

East Road, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 3EF
Tel: +44 (0)1524 580600
Website: www.lrgs.org.uk
Boys-only school for children aged 11–18

Liverpool College

Queen’s Drive, Mossley Hill, Liverpool L18 8BG
Tel: +44 (0)151 724 4000
Website: www.liverpoolcollege.org.uk
Mixed boarding school for children aged 16–19 and day school for children aged 4–19

Old Swinford Hospital

Heath Lane, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 1QX
Tel: +44 (0)1384 817300
Website: www.oshsch.com

Peter Symonds College

Owens Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 6RX
Tel: +44 (0)1962 857500
Website: www.psc.ac.uk

Polam Hall School

Grange Road, Darlington, County Durham DL1 5PA
Tel: +44 (0)1325 463383
Website: www.polamhall.com
Mixed school for children aged 8–19 (boarding) and day school for children aged 4–19

The Priory Academy LSST

Cross O’Cliff Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN5 8PW
Tel: +44 (0)1522 889977
Website: www.prioryacademies.co.uk
Mixed school for children aged 11–18 

QE Academy Trust

Western Road campus, Western Road, Crediton, Devon
EX17 3LU
Tel: +44 (0)1363 773401
Website: www.qe.devon.sch.uk
Mixed school for children aged 11–18

Reading School

Erleigh Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5LW
Tel: +44 (0)118 901 5600
Website: www.reading-school.co.uk
Boys-only school for those aged 11–18 

Ripon Grammar School

Clotherholme Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 2DG
Tel: +44 (0)1765 602647
Website: www.ripongrammar.co.uk
Mixed school for children aged 11–18 

Royal Alexandra and Albert School

Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0TD
Tel: +44 (0)1737 649000
Website: www.raa-school.co.uk
Mixed school for children aged 7–18 

The Royal Grammar School High Wycombe

Amersham Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
HP13 6QT
Tel: +44 (0)1494 524955
Website: www.rgshw.com
Boys-only school for children aged 11–18 

St George’s School

Sun Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 4TD
Tel: +44 (0)1582 765477
Website: www.stgeorges.herts.sch.uk
Mixed school for children aged 11–18

Sexey’s School

Cole Road, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0DF
Tel: +44 (0)1749 813393
Website: www.sexeys.somerset.sch.uk
Mixed school for children 11–18

Shaftesbury School

Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER
Tel: +44 (0)1747 854498
Website: www.shaftesburyschool.com
Mixed school for those aged 11–18 лет

Sir Roger Manwood’s School

Manwood Road, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9JX
Tel: +44 (0)1304 613286
Website: www.srms.kent.sch.uk
Mixed school for children aged 11–18

Skegness Grammar School

Vernon Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 2QS
Tel: +44 (0)1754 610000
Website: www.sgs.lincs.sch.uk
Mixed school for children aged 11–18 

Steyning Grammar School

Shooting Field, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3RX
Tel: +44 (0)1903 814555
Website: www.sgs.uk.net
Mixed school for children aged 11–18 

Thomas Adams School

Lowe Hill, Wem, Shropshire SY4 5UB
Tel: +44 (0)1939 237000
Website: www.thomasadams.org.uk
Mixed school for children aged 11–18 лет

Welbeck – The Defence Sixth Form College

Forest Road, Woodhouse, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 8WD
Tel: +44 (0)1509 891700
Website: www.dsfc.ac.uk
Mixed school for children 16 –18 

The Wellington Academy

Tidworth, Wiltshire SP11 9RR
Tel: +44 (0)1264 405060
Website: www.thewellingtonacademy.org.uk
Mixed school for children 11–18 

Wymondham College

Golf Links Road, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 9SZ
Tel: +44 (0)1953 609000
Website: www.wymondhamcollege.org
Mixed school for children 11–18