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14 best boarding schools in Cambridge, UK for international students

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74% of A Level students achieved A*- A results among top UK schools in 2021
Outstanding
11 reviews
8.8
Abbey College Cambridge
United Kingdom
Cambridge
Currently watching: 9
Accommodation type:
residence, host family, boarding house
Language:
English
Education type:
co-educational schools
from 8850.00 £ / term
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date
Age
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GCSE
Last booking 6 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
14-16
from 50085.00 £ / year
from 50085.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
A-Level program
Last booking 4 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
16-18
from 50085.00 £ / year
from 50085.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
International foundation
Dates
All year round
16-18
from 50085.00 £ / year
from 50085.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
IELTS preparation
Dates
All year round
14-18
from 9115.00 £ / term
from 9115.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Academic english
Dates
All year round
14-18
from 8850.00 £ / term
from 8850.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
In 2019 - near 44% of A Level students achieved A*/A grades
Amazing
3 reviews
8.4
MPW College Cambridge
United Kingdom
Cambridge
Currently watching: 10
Accommodation type:
host family, residence, boarding house
Language:
English
Education type:
co-educational schools
from 40300.00 £ / year
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date
Age
Fees
GCSE
Last booking 1 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
14-16
from 40300.00 £ / year
from 40300.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
A-Level program
Dates
All year round
16-18
from 43800.00 £ / year
from 43800.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Amazing
4 reviews
8.4
Culford School Private School
United Kingdom
Cambridge
Currently watching: 6
Accommodation type:
residence, boarding house
Language:
English
Education type:
co-educational schools
from 11100.00 £ / term
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Program name
date
Age
Fees
GCSE
Last booking 5 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
14-16
from 11100.00 £ / term
from 11100.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
A-Level program
Last booking 2 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
16-18
from 11100.00 £ / term
from 11100.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
In 2021 - 87% of A Level students achieved A* - B
Very good
8.3
St. Edmund’s College
United Kingdom
Cambridge
Currently watching: 7
Accommodation type:
residence, boarding house
Language:
English
Education type:
co-educational schools
from 10820.00 £ / term
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date
Age
Fees
A-Level program
Last booking 1 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
16-18
from 10820.00 £ / term
from 10820.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
GCSE
Dates
All year round
14-16
from 10820.00 £ / term
from 10820.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Year course IELTS
Dates
05.07.2020 - 15.08.2020
11-18
from 3500.00 £ / 3 weeks
from 3500.00 £ / 3 weeks
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
St Andrews College Cambridge Private School
United Kingdom
Cambridge
Currently watching: 3
Accommodation type:
host family, residence, boarding house
Language:
English
Education type:
co-educational schools
from 6540.00 £ / term
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Program name
date
Age
Fees
GCSE
Last booking 4 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
14-16
from 8500.00 £ / term
from 8500.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Pre A-level course
Dates
All year round
15-16
from 7100.00 £ / term
from 7100.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
A-Level program
Dates
All year round
16-18
from 8910.00 £ / term
from 8910.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
International foundation
Dates
All year round
16-18
from 6540.00 £ / term
from 6540.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
English courses
Dates
All year round
14-18
from 50.00 £ / lesson
from 50.00 £ / lesson
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
In 2021 - 81% of A Level students achieved A* - A
Very good
8.2
St. Mary's School for Girls
United Kingdom
Cambridge
Currently watching: 3
Accommodation type:
boarding house, residence
Language:
English
Education type:
girls only schools
from 10607.00 £ / term
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Program name
date
Age
Fees
GCSE
Last booking 3 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
14-16
from 10607.00 £ / term
from 10607.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
A-Level program
Last booking 2 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
16-18
from 11207.00 £ / term
from 11207.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Very good
1 reviews
8.2
Riddlesworth Hall School
United Kingdom
Cambridge
Currently watching: 6
Accommodation type:
boarding house, residence
Language:
English
Education type:
co-educational schools
from 7000.00 £ / term
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date
Age
Fees
Primary school
Last booking 3 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
5-13
from 7000.00 £ / term
from 7000.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Very good
1 reviews
8.1
Brookes School Cambridge
United Kingdom
Cambridge
Currently watching: 5
Accommodation type:
boarding house, residence
Language:
English
from 10500.00 £ / term
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date
Age
Fees
Middle school
Last booking 5 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
12-16
Check with our specialists
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
GCSE
Last booking 5 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
14-16
from 10500.00 £ / term
from 10500.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
A-Level program
Dates
All year round
15-18
Check with our specialists
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
In 2021 - 90,4% of A-level students achieved A*-B
Very good
8.1
The Leys School Cambridge
United Kingdom
Cambridge
Currently watching: 5
Accommodation type:
boarding house
Language:
English
Education type:
co-educational schools
from 8320.00 £ / term
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date
Age
Fees
Middle school
Last booking 5 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
11-14
from 8320.00 £ / term
from 8320.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
GCSE
Dates
All year round
14-16
from 11415.00 £ / term
from 11415.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
A-Level program
Dates
All year round
16-18
from 11415.00 £ / term
from 11415.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
In 2018 - 55% of GCSE students achieved A*-A
Very good
3 reviews
8.1
Cambridge International School
United Kingdom
Cambridge
Currently watching: 4
Accommodation type:
boarding house, residence
Language:
English
Education type:
co-educational schools
from 4620.00 £ / term
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date
Age
Fees
Middle school
Last booking 1 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
8-11
from 4620.00 £ / term
from 4620.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
A-Level program
Last booking 4 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
16-18
from 4620.00 £ / term
from 4620.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
International foundation
Dates
All year round
16+
from 4620.00 £ / term
from 4620.00 £ / term
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Education information

Nowadays, secondary education in Cambridge is considered the most prestigious in the world. Secondary education received in boarding schools in Cambridge opens the doors to the best higher education in the world.

As for foreign students, there are several options to receive quality secondary education in Cambridge:

  • Private boarding schools in Cambridge. There are about two hundred of the most rated and prestigious boarding schools in Cambridge. Today, there are a lot of mixed-education boarding schools, as well as schools for girls and boys.
  • Independent boarding schools Cambridge. The name "independent", as well as the sometimes used word "closed" in relation to such establishments, emphasizes exclusivity and elitism.
  • International colleges - only teach foreign students from 14 - 18 years old. Educational programs here correspond to the unified state program for secondary education in the UK. In addition, international colleges offer Foundation courses of one or two years, vital to those who wish to further pursue higher education in the UK.

One of the most popular boarding schools in Cambridge among international students is CATS Cambridge.

CATS Cambridge is an internationally recognized British boarding school renowned for its outstanding level of education. The school offers education of the highest class and a wide range of study programs:

A-level GCSE, international baccalaureate, UFP (University foundation), NCUK International Year One, Academic English High School Term and summer programs.

The CATS Cambridge boarding school campus is located in the heart of Cambridge, near the prestigious University of Cambridge and the scenic River Cam. Students are immersed into the center of cultural and social life, get acquainted with the sights, plunge into the world of music festivals, theatrical performances and other events.

CATS Cambridge is one of the UK's finest educational institutions, offering education to the highest standards and first-class living conditions. The UK Independent Schools Inspectorate regularly evaluates CATS Cambridge, consistently recognizing its outstanding performance. Thus, the campus was assessed on nine different parameters, five of which (including living conditions in a boarding house) were marked as “excellent”, and the rest - as “good”.

CATS Cambridge boarding school has partnered with faculty and admissions offices at various Cambridge University colleges, including the famed Christ College, Jesus College and Queens College. Guest speakers regularly lecture at the school, covering a wide range of topics, introducing subtleties to their subject, conducting practice interviews, hosting debates, and providing valuable advice on university admissions

It is important to mention, that in boarding schools in cambridge fees are quite expensive. Moreover, the total cost includes not only the cost of educational services in educational courses, but also tickets, insurance, etc.

In addition, secondary costs should be taken into account:

  • Medical insurance: it is worth knowing that when studying abroad for more than six months, a special study visa is issued, which entitles you to free medical care in the UK.
  • Airplane tickets
  • Meals cost: half board (breakfast and lunch), full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

In any case, the money spent on the education of your child in a UK boarding school is worth it, because the prestige and demand for such education in the world is at a very high level.

10 best boarding schools in Cambridge 2022 rankings

1 Abbey College Cambridge
2 MPW College Cambridge
3 Culford School
4 St. Edmund’s college
5 St Andrews College Cambridge
6 St.Mary’s School
7 Riddlesworth Hall School
8 Brookes School Cambridge
9 The Leys School Cambridge
10 Cambridge International School

 

Advantages and disadvantages of English schools

Advantages Disadvantages
The opportunity to enter the best universities in England, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Europe, the world Expensive
High quality of education and academic standards Strong workload
Perfect English after graduation The need to change the social environment; it takes time to adapt
Useful contacts The difficulty of choosing the most suitable school for the child, requires a qualified specialist

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15 The Winchendon School
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21 The Cambridge School of Weston
22 Milton Academy
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25 Northfield Mount Hermon School
26 Mater Dei Catholic High School San Diego Amerigo Education
27 American University Preparatory School Los Angeles
28 Webb Schools
29 Kent School USA
30 Groton School
31 Maine Central Institute
32 The Lawrenceville School
33 Grand River Academy Оhio
34 Saint John Paul II Academy
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5 Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée
6 Leysin American School
7 Hochalpines Institut Ftan AG High Alpine
8 Aiglon College Switzerland
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11 Champittet College
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1 Brookes Shawnigan Lake
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3 Albert College
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5 Ridley College
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10 Trafalgar Castle School
11 Fulford Academy
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Best boarding schools in England - 2022 Smapse rankings

1 Cardiff Sixth Form College
2 Sevenoaks School
3 Queen Ethelburga's College
4 Brighton College
5 The National Mathematics and Science College NMSC
6 Concord College
7 Westbourne School
8 Wellington College
9 Rossall School
10 d'Overbroeck's College
11 Dulwich College
12 Fettes College
13 Stonar School
14 Wycliffe College
15 Lucton School
16 King's School Canterbury
17 ACS School Cobham
18 Hurtwood House
19 Uppingham School
20 Scarborough College
21 King's College St Michael’s
22 Mill Hill School
23 Windermere School
24 Clifton College
25 Badminton School
26 Oakham School
27 Oundle School
28 Stowe School
29 Cheltenham College
30 Bromsgrove School
31 Sidcot School
32 Prior Park College
33 Millfield School
34 Oswestry School
35 Caterham School
36 City of London Freemen’s School
37 Buckswood School
38 Brooke House College
39 Taunton School
40                   St Clare's Oxford
41 Repton School
42 Royal Russell School
43 King's Ely
44 Leys Cambridge
45 Leighton Park
46 Bedford School
47 Fyling Hall
48 Royal Hospital School
Reviews/Comments/Questions
Charles
(15.01.2021)
Thank you for your time and finding boarding schools in cambridge england. It would be difficult to choose a really school for quality education of a child without you. Thank you to each manager for the patience shown to us. Although we spent a lot of time on the selection of the school, it was very pleasant to communicate with you. We were very glad to recommend you to our neighbors and friends.
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Gavin
(13.01.2021)
From an early age, our daughter set herself the goal of studying at the Cambridge school. With age, her desire has not gone anywhere, which is why we turned to you. We considered boarding schools in cambridge with good living conditions, perhaps this was the main requirement - a good boarding house. After weighing all the pros and cons of several schools, we found the one that we and our daughter liked. It was difficult, but thank you for your advice and patience.
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