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TOP-70 secondary schools in England and Great Britain where foreign students can get prestigious secondary education

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Queen Ethelburga's College Boarding school
85% of A Level students achieved A*-A results among top UK schools in 2021
Queen Ethelburga's College Boarding school
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Westbourne School Private boarding school
#1 school in UK and Top-1 worldwide for IB results in 2021
Westbourne School Private boarding school
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ACS Cobham International School
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Mount Mill Hill International School
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Cheltenham College
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Fyling Hall School Private Boarding School
In 2014 - 44% of A Level students achieved A*/A grades
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Sherfield Private School
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Eton College in England
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Rugby School in England
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Brighton College
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Education information

Today, many foreign students choose England as the best country for getting high-quality education abroad. SMAPSE offers more than 70 best secondary schools in England and Great Britain where foreign students can get prestigious secondary education. Due to the list of TOP-70 British secondary schools, students will definitely find the most appropriate option. FREE enrollment services at partner institutions, the number of places is limited. Assistance in the selection of institutions, advice on what documents need to be collected, what are the requirements for filing and terms of admission. Please, don't hesitate to contact SMAPSE experts, as they are always ready to answer all your questions.

Details about secondary education in England and Great Britain

Foreign students can obtain prestigious British secondary education in the following educational institutions, which are divided into two types, namely public and private. More than 500 private secondary schools are successfully functioning on the territory of the UK, the specialization of which concerns, among other things, the provision of educational services to foreign children and adolescents from different countries of the world.

Public schools in England is financed from the budgetary funds of the UK. Private schools in England is working for a fee. At the same time, the cost of education is determined by the characteristics of the school:

  • The rating of the educational institution;
  • Level of prestige;
  • Geographical location, etc.

In addition to public and private schools in England, preparatory courses have been developed aimed at children and adolescents with a low level of English. Also, special mention deserves summer language programs and preparatory classes aimed at effective preparation for admission to advanced schools in the UK. The duration of the educational program is from 1 month. Completing these preparatory language programs significantly improves English proficiency, as well as deepening the knowledge of the academic subjects required for admission to British high schools.

Main advantage of British school, namely public or private, is small educational groups.

List of different stages of secondary education in the UK:

  • Preschool education -from 3 to 5 years old;
  • Primary School - from 5 to 11 years old;
  • High school - from 11 to 18 years old.

A separate format of education is practiced on the territory of England. At the same time, the overwhelming majority of secondary schools in Great Britain practice a mixed learning format.

British Secondary Education - Private Boarding Schools and Day Schools

International teenagers can enroll in the primary and secondary private schools In the UK, which are divided into two types:

Boarding school - within the walls of such educational institutions, the educational process and accommodation of foreign students is provided, at the same time, round-the-clock supervision of students by the educational staff is guaranteed.

Day school provides for foreign schoolchildren to live in host families or in homes of official representatives. These schools are focused on independent adolescents.

Elite UK schools is famous for its strict discipline. There are no differences between coeducational and separate British schools in terms of learning and academic performance.

The majority of the leading private schools in England operate as boarding houses and boarding schools, accepting both British children and foreign adolescents. British boarding schools usually take the high positions in international rankings. In terms of geographic location, top boarding schools are located in:

  • Cambridge;
  • London;
  • Oxford;
  • York;
  • Brighton.

The key difference between public and private boarding schools in the UK is due to the right to develop their own educational programs and teaching methods, while, along with public education programs, private educational institutions received the appropriate accreditation issued by the authorized institution.

List of main advantages of the top rated private boarding schools in the UK:

  • Small educational groups - not more than 12 international students;
  • Teachers apply an individual approach to each student within the framework of teaching;
  • High educational results by foreign adolescents.

Upon reaching the age of 11, a foreign teenager can enroll in the secondary private schools in England.

List of disciplines at Secondary education in the UK

  • Mathematics;
  • English language and literature;
  • Natural Sciences;
  • Foreign languages;
  • History;
  • Geography;
  • Music art;
  • Information and computer technologies;
  • Art;
  • Theatrical and dramatic skills.

The curriculum of every prestigious boarding school in England provides for the physical education of schoolchildren and various sports sections. Some sports activities are compulsory, others are held as electives.

List of the most popular sport activities among students in the UK:

  • Horse riding;
  • Cricket;
  • Football;
  • Rugby;
  • Hockey;
  • Netball;
  • Tennis.

Foreign teenager can count on scholarships or financial grants according to excellent performance in academic subjects.

How is the life of foreign teenagers organized at the secondary boarding school in Great Britain?

Private boarding schools in England are real student campuses. School infrastructure is well developed:

  • Administrative and academic buildings;
  • Students residences;
  • Modern sports grounds;
  • Gardens;
  • Parks;
  • Concert halls.

The school territory is under round-the-clock security.

With regard to accommodation issues, foreign teenagers live in comfortable residences, dormitories, which are divided into rooms. As a rule, students live in 2-4 bed rooms. At the same time, high school students enrolled in the Sixth Form program live in private rooms. On an ongoing basis, there are educators with the students who, if necessary, will assist in resolving conflict situations on the territory of the school residence.

There is usually a medical center , inpatient treatment, spacious canteens on the school territory.

Foreign teenagers also need to become familiar with such a topic as guardianship in the UK. Guardianship is required for foreign teenagers under the age of 18 who receive an elite secondary education in England.

List of responsibilities of a typical guardian:

  • To represent the interests of the student in British administrative institutions;
  • Look after the student;
  • The guardian provides accommodation for the teenager for the period of weekends and vacations or ilness;
  • Provides constant communication with parents;
  • Attends school events and meetings;
  • Provides control over the student's financial expenses, pays bills and provides pocket expenses.

Schools in England - educational process

Compulsory education is established for all children from 5 to 16 years old. The initial period of study falls on the age of students from 5 to 10 years. At the end of this stage, the SAT or Common Entrance Examination is organized. Foreign adolescents aged 10 to 16 years pass the stage of obtaining secondary education. Alternatively, it is possible to obtain a GNVQ professional qualification certificate.

Upon reaching the age of 14-15, foreign adolescents are given the opportunity to enroll in upper school or high school educational programs focused on effective pre-university education.

Educational programs A-level, BTEC, International Baccalaureate and Foundation have been developed for international adolescents who received a certificate at home.

The academic year in England is divided into three terms:

  • Autumn - lasts from September to December;
  • Spring - from January to March;
  • Summer - lasts from April to early June.

List of typical holidays at UK schools:

  • Christmas;
  • Easter (from 2 to 3 weeks);
  • Summer holidays (6 weeks).

Classes are held on weekdays, from Monday to Friday. Educational day usually lasts held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with lunch and dinner breaks. Educational excursions, exciting large-scale events, sports activities are organized on Saturday. International students can spend time in creative studios, as well as at various electives.

General statistics on education in the UK-ratings, specializations, universities

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

Best boarding schools in England and UK 2022

A/A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day GBP Board GBP
1 88.92 Westminster School Both Co-ed (Boys Only 7-16) 29,709 39,252
2 88.68 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 16,600 42,750
3 83.54 Oxford International College Both Co-ed 21,000 42,000
4 83.06 Brighton College Both Co-ed 24,420 44,460
5 81.43 Concord College Both Co-ed 14,280 39,900
6 71.25 Ruthin School Both Co-ed 14,000 34,500
7 64.12 City of London Freemen's School Both Co-ed 18,279 30,816
8 64.11 Oundle School Both Co-ed 23,505 36,690
9 61.74 Marlborough College Both Co-ed   37,815
10 60.87 Rugby School Both Co-ed 22,437 35,760
11 60.00 Wellington College Both Co-ed 30,375 41,580
12 59.06 Caterham School Both Co-ed 18,900 36,570
13 58.33 Hurtwood House Both Co-ed 28,950 43,428
14 58.22 Epsom College Both Co-ed 25,266 37,263
15 55.71 St Peter's School Both Co-ed 18,075 32,280
16 54.80 Uppingham School Both Co-ed 26,313 37,590
17 54.17 Bellerbys College Cambridge Both Co-ed 27,060 38,940
18 53.71 Abbey College Cambridge Both Co-ed 29,000  
19 53.40 Bishop's Stortford College Both Co-ed 19,839 31,923
20 53.37 d'Overbroeck's Oxford Both Co-ed 23,850 38,700
21 53.19 Canford School Both Co-ed 27,723 36,420
22 53.00 Christ's Hospital Both Co-ed 23,310 35,850
23 52.01 Ashford School Both Co-ed 16,800 37,500
24 51.14 Dean Close School Both Co-ed 24,600 37,413
25 51.00 Monkton Senior School Both Co-ed 20,910 33,345
26 49.50 Dauntsey's School Both Co-ed 18,990 36,300
27 48.51 Cheltenham College Both Co-ed 28,575 37,770
28 48.43 West Buckland School Both Co-ed 15,060 33,660
29 48.06 Wells Cathedral School Both Co-ed 18,801 31,464
30 47.66 King's Ely Both Co-ed 21,459 39,441

IB rankings of small schools in England 2022

AVG. Points Name DAY/BOARD BOY/GIRL DAY GBP BOARD GBP Cohort size
36.7 Westbourne School Both Co-ed 14,010 35,850 11
36.5 Sherborne Girls Both Girls 21,975 37,050 17
34.1 Gresham's School Both Co-ed 27,000 37,890 16
32.1 International Community School Day Co-ed 27,540 14
31.0 Ellesmere College Both Co-ed 18,990 34,533 12
28.0 Buckswood School Both Co-ed 13,950 29,700 18

Best UK boys private school rankings 2022

A/A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day GBP Board GBP
1 95.80 Winchester College Boarding Boys 43,335
2 95.30 St Paul's School Both Boys 26,556 39,966
3 87.00 Tonbridge School Both Boys 33,636 44,835
4 84.90 Radley College Boarding Boys 41,7
5 82.00 Whitgift School Both Boys 21,24 41,55
6 80.20 Abingdon School Both Boys 21,6 44,07
7 80.00 Warwick School Both Boys 14,337 34,575
8 75.00 Bedford School Both Boys 20,949 35,43
9 73.30 Sherborne School Both Boys 31,8 40,125
10 72.30 Loughborough Grammar School Both Boys 14,205 34,485
11 70.00 Shiplake College Boarding Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 25,125 37,35
12 65.80 Monmouth School Both Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 16,599 34,167

A-level rankings 2022

# A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 92.11 Oxford International College Both Co-ed 23,375 44,750
2 90.28 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 17,700 46,450
3 85.35 St Paul's Girls' School Day Girls 27,831  
4 83.54 Westminster School Both Co-ed (Boys Only 13 - 16) 31,491 41,607
5 83.52 Concord College Both Co-ed 14,709 41,900
6 82.40 Magdalen College School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 18,939  
7 82.14 St Paul's School Both Boys 25,908 38,991
8 82.00 Ruthin School Both Co-ed 14,500 40,500
9 81.51 Winchester College Boarding Boys   41,709
10 81.20 City of London School for Boys Day Boys 18,939  
11 80.93 Brighton College Both Co-ed 25,410 50,040
12 80.60 Wycombe Abbey School Boarding Girls 30,270 40,350
13 80.30 Eton College Boarding Boys   42,501
14 79.37 King's College School - Wimbledon Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 22,335  
15 79.15 Perse Upper School Day Co-ed 17,994  
16 78.41 Hampton School Day Boys 20,745  
17 77.82 Godolphin & Latymer School Day Girls 22,595  
18 77.67 Guildford High School for Girls Day Girls 17,733  
19 77.65 Oxford High School GDST Day Girls 16,089  
20 77.49 St Mary's School - Ascot Both Girls 28,590 40,140
21 77.14 City of London School for Girls Day Girls 19,212  
22 76.53 Lady Eleanor Holles School Day Girls 20,802  
23 76.15 South Hampstead High School Day Girls 19,494  
24 75.84 Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Elstree Day Boys 21,159  
25 75.82 Highgate School Day Co-ed 21,600  
26 75.28 Merchant Taylors' School Day Boys 21,526  
27 75.21 King Edward VI High School for Girls Day Girls 13,338  
28 74.89 University College School Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 21,090  
29 74.61 Manchester Grammar School Day Boys 12,930  
30 74.18 Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls Day Girls 19,311  

IB rankings of large schools in England 2022

AVG. Points Name DAY/BOARD BOY/GIRL DAY GBP BOARD GBP Cohort size
43.0 Godolphin & Latymer School Day Girls 23,531 31
42.8 King's College School - Wimbledon Day Boys (Co-ed 6th form) 22,995 54
42.7 Cheltenham Ladies' College Both Girls 30,39 44,79 27
41.6 Wellington College Both Boys 21,24 41,55 24
41.3 Sevenoaks School Both Co-ed 28,413 43,353 235
41.3 Ardingly College Both Co-ed 25,185 39,312 50
41.2 Wellington College Both Co-ed 31,14 42,63 125
40.3 King Edward's School - Birmingham Day Boys 14,091 99
40.3 Bromsgrove School Day Girls 18,885 21
40.3 Brentwood School Both Co-ed 20,598 40,365 20
40.1 Bromsgrove School Both Co-ed 17,94 40,155 69
39.4 Fettes College Both Co-ed 30,87 37,2 61
39.0 Haileybury Both Co-ed 27,435 37,215 49
39.0 St Clare's Both Co-ed 20,48 42,626 89
39.0 Westbourne School Both Co-ed 14,97 37,95 20
39.0 Malvern College Both Co-ed 27,084 41,145 53
38.1 Marymount International School Both Girls 26,51 44,88
38.0 International School of Aberdeen Day Co-ed 14,815 23
38.0 ACS Hillingdon International School Day Co-ed 25,9 30
38.0 Charterhouse School Both Co-ed 34,218 41,406
38.0 Bryanston School Both Co-ed 39,693 22
37.8 Dwight School London Day Co-ed 25,5 24
37.7 Bradfield College Both Co-ed 32,28 40,35 32
37.6 Southbank International School - Westminster Day Co-ed 32,16 77
37.5 Gresham's School Both Co-ed 27,81 39,03 21
37.0 Oakham School Both Co-ed 22,83 37,8
37.0 Felsted School Both Co-ed 25,59 39,165 39
37.0 ACS Cobham International School Both Co-ed 28,76 49,79 65
37.0 ACS Egham International School Day Co-ed 26,92 56
37.0 Bedford School Both Boys 20,949 35,43 21
36.6 International School of London, London Day Co-ed 27,5 30
36.4 Taunton School Both Co-ed 20,88 38,88 26
36.3 Windermere School Both Co-ed 19,05 33,315 40
36.0 TASIS - The American School in England Both Co-ed 26,375 48,9 35
35.9 King Edward's Witley Both Co-ed 21,585 34,995 31
35.8 St Edward's School - Oxford Both Co-ed 32,382 40,467 83
35.3 Scarborough College Both Co-ed 15,741 32,277 28
35.2 Halcyon London International School Day Co-ed 27,966
35.0 St Leonards School Both Co-ed 15,939 37,92 64
35.0 Rossall School Both Co-ed 14,43 36,84 22
34.1 King William's College Both Co-ed 24 35,55 49

Best boarding schools in England by GCSE 2022

# A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 98.61 Westminster School Both Co-ed (Boys Only 13 - 16) 31,491 41,607
2 97.60 Wycombe Abbey School Boarding Girls 30,270 40,350
3 96.66 St Paul's School Both Boys 25,908 38,991
4 94.97 St Mary's School - Ascot Both Girls 28,590 40,140
5 93.93 Brighton College Both Co-ed 25,410 50,040
6 92.98 Eton College Boarding Boys   42,501
7 92.52 Tonbridge School Both Boys 31,587 42,105
8 90.30 Cheltenham Ladies' College Both Girls 29,280 43,170
9 87.00 Sevenoaks School Both Co-ed 27,585 42,084
10 86.95 Winchester College Boarding Boys   41,709
11 86.51 Abingdon School Both Boys 20,655 41,145
12 84.38 Concord College Both Co-ed 14,709 41,900
13 83.94 Dulwich College Both Boys 21,246 44,346
14 83.54 Downe House School Both Girls 29,115 39,150
15 83.05 St Catherine's School - Guildford Both Girls 18,375 30,285
16 83.00 Wellington College Both Co-ed 30,375 41,580
17 82.54 Radley College Boarding Boys   40,125
18 82.00 St Mary's School - Calne Both Girls 29,745 39,885
19 81.93 City of London Freemen's School Both Co-ed 19,194 32,985
20 81.71 Whitgift School Both Boys 20,640 40,140
21 80.91 St Swithun's School Both Girls 20,976 34,776
22 79.42 Oundle School Both Co-ed 24,270 37,890
23 79.35 Chigwell School Both Co-ed 18,885 32,985
24 77.89 Caterham School Both Co-ed 19,620 38,760
25 77.69 Benenden School Boarding Girls   39,372
26 77.35 Badminton School Both Girls 16,836 38,985
27 77.08 Rugby School Both Co-ed 23,088 36,798
28 76.70 Headington School Both Girls 19,905 40,185
29 76.56 Burgess Hill Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 2 - 4) 19,800 35,550
30 74.80 Bishop's Stortford College Both Co-ed 20,532 33,402

Best UK girls private school rankings 2022

A/A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day GBP Board GBP
1 93.90 Wycombe Abbey School Boarding Girls 30,945 41,25
2 90.30 Woldingham School Both Girls 25,5 42,21
3 88.60 St Swithun's School Both Girls 21,918 36,339
4 85.00 St Catherine's School, Bramley Both Girls 19,775 32,865
5 85.00 Downe House School Both Girls 31,305 42,09
6 84.30 Cheltenham Ladies' College Both Girls 30,39 44,79
7 83.00 Benenden School Boarding Girls 40,848
8 81.00 St Mary's School - Cambridge Both Girls 17,373 36,007
9 79.00 Bruton School For Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 3 - 7) 18,696 34,524
10 79.00 Badminton School Both Girls 17,43 40,5
11 79.00 Mayfield School Both Girls 23,25 36,75
12 78.00 St Francis' College Both Girls 18,45 34,77
13 78.00 Queen Margaret's School - York Both Girls 19,5 33,69
14 77.50 St George's School - Ascot Both Girls 24,195 37,98
15 77.20 Rye St Antony School Both Girls (Co-ed 3 - 11) 17,055 29,415
16 76.00 Headington School Both Girls 20,28 40,965
17 75.00 Malvern St James Girls' School Both Girls 19,74 42,81
18 74.80 Sherborne Girls Both Girls 23,76 39,51
19 73.30 Tudor Hall School Both Girls
20 72.50 Royal High School Both Girls 14,595 32,286
21 72.00 Queen Anne's School Both Girls 25,11 41,775
22 71.00 Farlington School Both Girls 18,3 30,75
23 70.00 Moreton Hall School Both Girls (Co-ed 3 - 13) 31,08 37,77
24 69.00 Harrogate Ladies' College Both Girls 17,52 41,355
25 67.80 Queenswood School Both Girls 27,12 37,65
26 65.80 Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls Both Girls (Co-ed 6th form) 16,599 34,167
27 65.00 Heathfield School - Ascot Both Girls 24 38,85
28 64.00 Royal Masonic School for Girls Both Girls 19,278 33,198
29 60.00 The Godolphin School Both Girls 22,335 39,165

Rankings of 22 best British colleges 2022

A/A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day GBP Board GBP
1 88.68 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 16,600 42,750
2 83.54 Oxford International College Both Co-ed 21,000 42,000
3 81.43 Concord College Both Co-ed 14,280 39,900
4 64% National Mathematics and Science College Both Co-ed 29,000 45,000
4 58.33 Hurtwood House Both Co-ed 28,950 43,428
5 54.17 Bellerbys College Cambridge Both Co-ed 27,060 38,940
6 53.71 Abbey College Cambridge Both Co-ed 29,000
7 53.37 d'Overbroeck's Oxford Both Co-ed 23,850 38,700
8 47.21 Cambridge Tutors College Both Co-ed 15,900 39,990
9 44.09 CATS College Canterbury Both Co-ed 26,490 41,775
10 42.55 Bosworth Independent College Both Co-ed 12,600 30,300
11 39.29 CATS College Cambridge Both Co-ed 24,990 44,775
12 32.94 Mander Portman Woodward - Cambridge Day Co-ed 28,305
13 31.01 Bellerbys College Brighton Both Co-ed 27,060 43,704
14 30.53 Abbey College Manchester Both Co-ed 12,750
15 30.50 Chelsea Independent College Both Co-ed 24,000 48,000
16 29.75 Cambridge Centre For Sixth Form Studies Both Co-ed 21,000 48,000
17 28.65 Rochester Independent College Both Co-ed 18,000 36,900
18 24.86 CATS College London Both Co-ed 24,990 49,980
19 24.83 DLD College London Both Co-ed 23,000 50,500
20 20.93 Ealing Independent College Day Co-ed 16,050
21 16.39 Padworth College Both Co-ed

Top 9 best colleges in London 2022 rankings

1 Abbey DLD College London
2 MPW College London
3 Kensington Park School
4 CATS College London
5 Bellerbys College London
6 David Game College London
7 Cambridge Tutors College
8 Ealing Independent College
9 King’s College London

Top 21 boarding colleges in England 2022

1 Cardiff Sixth Form College
2 National Mathematics and Science College
3 Abbey College Cambridge
4 d'Overbroeck's College
5 MPW London
6 CATS Cambridge
7 Kensington Park
8 DLD London
9 King's College St Michael’s
10 Bellerbys Cambridge
11 Chelsea Independent College
12 MPW Cambridge
13 Bellerbys Brighton
14 CATS London
15 St Clare's Oxford
16 Bishopstrow College
17 CATS Canterbury
18 Bellerbys London
19 Ealing Independent College
20 Cambridge Tutors College
21 Abbey Manchester

Top 33 best schools and colleges in and near London 2022

1 Abbey DLD College London
2 Sevenoaks School
3 Chelsea Independent College
4 ACS Cobham International School
5 MPW College London
6 Westminster School
7 Mill Hill School
8 St Pauls School London
9 Kensington Park School
10 Harrow School
11 CATS College London
12 David Game College London
13 Hurtwood House School
14 Brentwood Private School
15 Bellerbys College London
16 Caterham School
17 International Community School
18 TASIS the American International School in England
19 City of London Freemen’s School
20 Dulwich College
21 Ashbourne College
22 Epsom College
23 Royal Russell School
24 Rochester Independent College
25 Worth School
26 Felsted School
27 Queenswood private boarding school
28 LVS Ascot School
29 Eaton Square Private School London
30 Cambridge Tutors College
31 Marymount International School London
32 St Christopher School Letchworth
33 King Edward's Witley Private School

Secondary education in the UK

World Ranking 1
Foreign students 20%
Minimum age 4 years+ (age 11-14)
Tuition language English
Minimum English level beginner&higher (depends on the school)
Tuition cost £17,000-50,000
Cost of living (year) £10,000-25,000
Mandatory subjects English, Mathematics, Science

Learning programs-summary information

Name Meaning Equivalent Min. age Duration,
years
Next stage Cost
GCSE General certificate of secondary education secondary education (non-accomplished) 14 1–2 A-Levels 15,000 USD+
A-Levels Advanced level secondary education (accomplished) 16 2 University 15,000 USD+
BTEC Business and Technology Education Board secondary special education 14 2–3 University/ work 15,000 USD+
Oxbridge Preparation Preparing for Oxford and Cambridge secondary education (accomplished) 17 1 University 15,000 USD+
International Baccalaureate International baccalaureate secondary education (accomplished) 16 2 University 18,000 USD+
Foundation/ Pathway Year Preparatory year admission to the 1st year of university 17 1 University 14,000 USD+
NCUK The Northern consortium 2 year university 17,5 1 2 year University of NCUK 13,000 USD+
Special Preparation (Medics/Math/Business) Specialized training - 14 optional optional 4,000 USD+
Academic English Academic English Language school 8 + 6–12 months School or University 8,000 USD+

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

Top 35 best schools in the USA - 2022 Smapse rankings

1 North Broward Preparatory School
2 Phillips Academy Andover
3 The Storm King School New York
4 Red Bank Catholic High School
5 Windermere Preparatory School
6 Shattuck St Mary's School
7 Cheshire Academy
8 Cate School
9 Ross School
10 Deerfield Academy
11 The Village School
12 Amerigo Los Angeles – Bishop Montgomery High School
13 Webb Schools
14 Kent School USA
15 The Winchendon School
16 Darlington School
17 Marian Catholic High School Amerigo Education
18 Grier School
19 The MacDuffie School
20 CATS Academy Boston
21 The Cambridge School of Weston
22 Milton Academy
23 Amerigo Education Napa Valley
24 American Hebrew Academy
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
35 Chicago North Shore

Top 14 best schools in Switzerland 2022

1 College Du Leman
2 St. Georges School Montreux
3 Institut Monte Rosa
4 Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz
5 Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée
6 Leysin American School
7 Hochalpines Institut Ftan AG High Alpine
8 Aiglon College Switzerland
9 Institut Le Rosey School
10 Institut Montana Zugerberg
11 Champittet College
12 Brillantmont International School
13 Surval Montreux
14 Ecole Pre Fleuri

Top 12 best schools in Canada 2022

1 Brookes Shawnigan Lake
2 Rosseau Lake College
3 Albert College
4 Columbia International College
5 Ridley College
6 St Andrew's College
7 Brentwood College School
8 Pickering College
9 Bodwell High School
10 Trafalgar Castle School
11 Fulford Academy
12 Shawnigan Lake School
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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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