British boarding schools have always had a strong reputation, not only for academic excellence, but also for supporting those with a particular sporting passion, with ambitions to excel. Whether your child has a passion for rugby, football, riding, rowing or tennis, there are independent schools in the UK with the coaching expertise and facilities to nurture that talent.

Many schools now offer the opportunity to join specific talented sporting programmes, with access not only to top-class coaches, but nutritional advice, as well as physiotherapy, strength, conditioning and fitness programmes, specific to individual sports. Alumni who are household sporting names are often linked to the development of sporting academies and summer holiday coaching programmes. Significant investment has been made in state-of-the-art sporting facilities that have been creeping up country-wide in recent years. Schools are proud of their sporting traditions- signed representative team shirts for a variety of home nations proudly adorn sports hall walls.

This list isn’t extensive but includes some of our favourite schools with a fantastic rugby offering.

Each of the schools above has different strengths in terms of their academic, boarding, sporting and pastoral offerings. Our consultants can talk you through the best UK School options for your child.

If you would like to speak to one of our team about how we can help you find the right school for your child contact us on consultants@independenteducationconsultants.co.uk

The NSRT prep school tournament is, according to founding patron Roger Uttley OBE, “the most prestigious event in the Prep Schools Rugby Calendar”.  You can check out the Prep school winners and finalists here.

The Schools Rugby website is a great place to start to get an idea of what’s going on as is https://www.isaschools.org.uk/sports/isa-sport-national-events/rugby

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