Independent & Boarding Schools

Many children in the UK are educated away from home. Often this is a result of parental choice, but sometimes it is an educational or social necessity. This chapter looks at some of the options available for independent and boarding school education. It is divided into four sections:

Please note this section does not include information on independent boarding schools in the UK. Further information on these schools, including a publication called The Guide to Accredited Independent Boarding Schools in the UK is available from: The Boarding Schools Association, Grosvenor Gardens House, 35-37 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0BS (020 7798 1580; e-mail:; Website: