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Directory of Schools - South East

Colchester Royal Grammar School

Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3ND
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, Kent, TN17 3JD
School type: Grammar School
Age range: 13-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Rated as 'an outstanding school' by Ofsted in July 2011
  • Enviable academic results. (Two thirds of students achieved A*- A at GCSE in 2011. Also 100% pass rate at A Level with 45% of grades A*- A)
  • Excellent pastoral care, superb facilities,75 acre campus and strong sporting tradition

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www.cranbrookschool.co.uk
Tel: 01580 711800
Number of pupils: 750
Boarding places: 250
Sixth form: 300 plus

Gordon’s School

West End, Woking, Surrey, GU24 9PT
School type: Voluntary Aided School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Expanding sixth form. (Pass rate of 100% in 2010 with 70% of the grades at A* to B)
  • In the HM Chief Inspector of Schools "outstanding school list"
  • In the top 20 state schools in Britain for the last four years

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www.gordons.surrey.sch.uk
Tel: 01276 858084
Number of pupils: 646
Boarding places: 200
Sixth form: 150


The Harefield Academy

Northwood Way, Harefield, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 6ET
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

Dunmow Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 5HX
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

The Little Fishery, Chauntry Road, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 1TR
School type: Comprehensive
Age range: 11-19
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Opening in September 2014 on a brand new purpose built campus, the country’s first boarding and day Free School
  • An all ability co-educational school where every student excels academically
  • Eton College is the sole educational sponsor, taking a leading role on the Governing Body

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www.holyportcollege.org.uk
Tel: 01628 770442
Number of pupils: 500
Boarding places: 225
Sixth form: 180


Reading School

Erleigh Road, Reading, RG1 5LW
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

Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0TD
School type: Voluntary Aided School
Age range: 7-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • One of the few boarding schools to offer junior, as well as senior boarding
  • Regularly ranked in the top 5% of schools in England for Contextual Value Added.
  • Facilities include riding stables, swimming pool, all weather pitches

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www.raa-school.co.uk
Tel: 01737 649000
Number of pupils: 980
Boarding places: 430
Sixth form: 160


Sir Roger Manwood’s School

Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9JX
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: 900
Boarding places: 52
Sixth form: 260

St George’s School, Harpenden Academy Trust

Sun Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4TD
School type: Comprehensive School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Excellent academic record – one of the country’s top 10% for exam results
  • Technology, ICT, maths, science and language specialist status
  • Highly sought-after sixth form boarding places

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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

Shooting Field, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3RX
School type: Community School & Sixth Form College, Church of England VA
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • The only Ofsted 'Outstanding' State Boarding School in England (Ofsted 2013)
  • Affordable, high quality boarding with no tuition fees, for both weekly and full-time students, with admissions accepted in Year 9 & Year 12
  • A 'Good school' with 'Outstanding behaviour and outstanding aspects of leadership' (Ofsted 2013)
  • A beautiful West Sussex rural local, 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

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www.sgs.uk.net
Tel: 01903 817601
Number of pupils: 2021
Boarding places: 120
Sixth form: 507


The Duke of York's Royal Military School – an Academy with Military Traditions

Guston, Dover, Kent, CT15 5EQ
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 taking 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: 470
Boarding places: 470
Sixth form: 105


The Royal Grammar School

Amersham Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 6QT
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

Golf Links Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 9SZ
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.wymondham.org Tel: 01953 609000
Number of pupils: 1278
Boarding places: 650
Sixth form: 440


Directory of Schools - South West

Beechen Cliff School

Alexandra Park, Bath, BA2 4RE
School type: Comprehensive Academy
Age range: 11-19
Gender: Boys 11-16 with Boys and Girls in Sixth Form

  • Outstanding School (Ofsted 2011)
  • High academic standards
  • Comprehensive range of sports and activities
  • Set in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath
  • Brand new purpose-built boarding house with en-suite facilities

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www.beechencliff.org.uk
Tel: 01225 480466
Number of pupils: 1200
Boarding places: 26 (Boys only)
Sixth form: 320


Brymore Academy

Cannington, Somerset, TA5 2NB
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

Cheltenham Road, Burford, Oxon, OX18 4PL
Burford Boarding School - Lenthall House, Church Lane , Burford, Oxon, OX18 4SA
School type: Specialist Technology College
Age range: 11-19
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: 1166
Boarding places: 90
Sixth form: 230


King’s School

Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5PN
School type: Community School
Age range: 11-16 (Day) 11-18 (Boarding)
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Excellent sporting facilities – astro-turf, floodlit tennis courts, swimming pool
  • Ofsted report (Nov 2005) classified the School as “Outstanding”
  • Outstanding academic results

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kings-winchester.hants.sch.uk
Tel: 01962 861161
Number of pupils: 1820
Boarding places: 31 (boys only)
Sixth form: No


Peter Symonds’ College

Owens Road, Winchester, SO22 6RX
School type: Sixth Form College
Age range: 16-19
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Wide range of academic courses and cultural, music and sporting activities
  • Excellent academic results
  • Strong learning support department

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www.psc.ac.uk
Tel: 01962 857500
Number of pupils: 2800
Boarding places: 80
Sixth form: 2800


QE Academy Trust

Western Road, Crediton, Devon, EX17 3LU
School type: Comprehensive Technology/Community College
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Flourishing sixth form
  • High performing specialist school
  • Humanities

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www.queenelizabeths.devon.sch.uk
Tel: 01363 773401
Number of pupils: 1598
Boarding places: 50
Sixth form: 266

Sexey’s School

Cole Road, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0DF
School type: 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

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www.sexeys.somerset.sch.uk
Tel: 01749 813393
Number of pupils: 535
Boarding places: 300
Sixth form: 204


Shaftesbury School

Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, SP7 8ER
School type: Comprehensive School
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • New purpose-built boarding house with extensive modern facilities, judged by Ofsted as "Outstanding"
  • High academic standards and traditional manners and courtesy expected
  • Health, safety and emotional care needs well met by dedicated and experienced staff
  • Comprehensive range of activities and opportunities available

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www.shaftesburyschool.com
Tel: 01747 854498
Number of pupils: 1081
Boarding places: 104
Sixth form: 258



The Wellington Academy

Tidworth, Wiltshire, SP11 9RR
School type: Academy
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Mixed

  • Brand new state-of-the-art facilities, part of a £32 million campus
  • One of Wiltshire's highest performing schools
  • Sponsored by Wellington College
  • Specialisms are Languages and Business and Enterprise

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www.thewellingtonacademy.org.uk
Tel: 01264 405060
Number of pupils: 825
Boarding places: 100
Sixth form: 160



Directory of Schools - West Midlands

Adams’ Grammar School

High Street, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7BD
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

Nottingham Road, Ashby-de-la- Zouche, Leicestershire, LE65 1DT
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

Heath Lane, Stourbridge, DY8 1QX
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

Lowe Hill, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5UB
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

Forest Road, Woodhouse, Loughborough, Leicestershire, 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



Directory of Schools - East Midlands

De Aston School

Willingham Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 3RF
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

Cross O'Cliff Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 8PW
School type: Academy
Age range: 11-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Brand new single en-suite post-16 boarding accommodation
  • Consistently ranked in the top 3 non selective schools in the country in terms of academic performance
  • Extensive range of specialist facilities, including equestrian, indoor running track, rifle range, planetarium and currently one of the two space hub schools linked to the National Space Centre in the country

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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

Vernon Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 2QS
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

Haverflatts Lane, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7DD
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



Haydon Bridge Community High School and Sports College

Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6LR
School type: Community School
Age range: 13-18
Gender: Boys and girls

  • Sports College with outdoor centre
  • Recognised for international links through DCSF International Schools Award
  • The school offers places to pupils Monday to Friday only

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www.haydonbridgehigh.co.uk
Tel: 01434 684422
Number of pupils: 770
Boarding places: 60
Sixth form: 269



Keswick School

Vicarage Hill, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5QB
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

East Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EF
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



Ripon Grammar School

Clotherholme Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2DG
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: 815
Boarding places: 80 (co-ed)
Sixth form: 210



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