The North of England and Scotland has some of the most dramatic scenery in the UK – if your family and children are fans of the great outdoors and prefer the mix of rural life and cosmopolitan market towns; this is the area to consider. Fees are often lower than in the South and there are many prestigious schools with hundreds of years of teaching famous alumni.

Each school has factual information on location, age ranges & typical entry points, type of school: e.g all boys/girls or Co-ed, travel information, click the more information to go through to more details on each school.

Sedbergh School

“Full boarding education in its true sense via a top notch seven day a week programme of challenge – in the classroom, on the sports field and in the Arts, whatever inspires each child, as an individual.”

Giggleswick School

“A truly all-round education in a nurturing boarding environment that is tailor-made towards the aim of challenge and success for each child as an individual”

Aysgarth School

“It’s hard to imagine that there could be a better place for boys to grow up than Aysgarth. The full boarding prep school experts, they just seem to know how to get the best from boys in the classroom, on the sports field and as part of the boarding community.”

St Peter’s School

“The fourth oldest school in the world, St Peter’s has everything you would expect from a traditional, academic private boarding and day school, but with the appeal to many of a Central city location.”

Pocklington School

“An inspirational, friendly and challenging approach to providing for the needs of each child as an individual, comes through strongly in their ethos. “

Scarborough College

“A hidden gem by the seaside! Quality education, impressive sixth form programme, value for money boarding with a true family feel. “

Queen Margaret’s York

“Passionately committed to building the confidence to be anything that you aim to be, oozes from all areas of this all girls full-boarding school. Inspiring teaching, nurturing pastoral care and a strong sense of community. “

Ampleforth College

“Stunning setting above the North Yorkshire moors. A strong sense of working hard within a friendly, respectful community and the care of others; gives Ampleforth a unique aura. It’s hard not to feel inspired here.”

Ashville College

Ashville College is a co-educational independent school for both day and boarding pupils aged 3–18 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. It was founded in 1877 as a boarding school for boys by the United Methodist Free Churches.

Ackworth School

Ackworth School is an independent school located in the village of High Ackworth, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England. It is one of seven Quaker Schools in England.

Barnard Castle School

Barnard Castle School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school in the market town of Barnard Castle, County Durham, in the North East of England. It is a member of The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference.

Bootham School

Bootham School is all about getting the very best – intellectually, personally, spiritually – from the young people it is privileged to care for, and setting them on a road of lifelong flourishing and fulfillment, to the benefit of society as well as themselves. It is a lovely, unique and successful school, with an atmosphere all of its own.  So much of this arises from Bootham’s Quaker heritage, which provides the ethos, environment and framework of enduring values, practices and approaches that underpin an education which fully addresses the real needs of modern young people.

St Clares

St Clare’s, Oxford was founded by Anne Dreydel OBE and Pamela Morris in 1953. The college grew out of a scheme to establish links between British and European students after the Second World War. Our original name was The Oxford English Centre for Foreign Students. This later became St Clare’s Hall, and then St Clare’s, Oxford. In the mid-50s, students came from more than 12 Western European countries. Over time, the college began to attract a wide range of nationalities. Nowadays there are over 40 nationalities on the IB Diploma alone.

The college began extending it’s offering to include university-level and pre-university study. As well as longer academic courses, short Summer courses became a central feature of the college. Links with USA universities were established in the 1960’s. This collaboration enabled US students to gain credit towards their degree. By the 1970’s US students were coming to St Clare’s for their study abroad programme. This replaced the University of London external degrees which had previously been taught.