Boarding Schools

The UK Boarding schools featured below have all been independently selected for their focus on meeting the needs of international students. You can search by level of fees and also please do click on our interactive map to see where each school is located in the UK. You can also filter by ‘School Type’ – this helps identify schools that offer support for pupils with different levels of English language proficiency ‘International’ and ‘Mainstream’ schools, plus schools that support pupils with additional learning and/or physical needs ‘Special’ schools’


Within each school profile you will also be able to find out other important information including; distance from an international airport, number of pupils and boarders, qualifications offered and much more…


Find out more about school rankings and how UK Education Guide selects which schools to feature.

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International schools – those with a focus on English language development for students who need to increase their fluency in either written or spoken English (beginner – IELTS 5)

Mainstream schools – schools for British students that also take international pupils who have already attained an English language competency equivalent to at least IELTS 5 (fluent speakers and highly competent in written English)

Special Schools -Schools with the added capacity to support those children and young people with additional learning and/or physical needs.

  • Padworth College
  • Full boarding fees from: £29,400
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  • Wellington College
  • Full boarding fees from: £39,750
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The British Association of Independent Schools with International Students (BAISIS) is a member of the Boarding Schools’ Association. BAISIS’s mission is to define and share best practice in academic and pastoral provision for international students in British independent schools and colleges. BAISIS members consist of 65 UK boarding schools and colleges who meet regularly for networking and training & development sessions and to share best practice in the field. BAISIS membership assures that a school is offering high quality provision for its international students.

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