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.”