Schools founded by the Military

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A number of schools in the UK have a military history and these schools maintain their military connections and are proud of their military background. Most welcome applications from boarders without a military connection too.

  • Schools with a military history

    These schools have a strong Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Each school will have different entry points for the CCF and different lengths of time a boarder is a member of the CCF. You should seek clarification about this on your visit to the school.  Because the military has such strong music traditions, these schools are also strong in music and...

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  • Charlie describes his life as a boarder at the Royal Hospital School

    After visiting four schools in four days, the Royal Hospital School stood out, partly due to its wonderful setting in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside but also for its excellent co-curricular opportunities and, for me, its impressive shooting range! My boarding house has been central to school life with its friendly and supportive atmosphere and staff always on hand to...

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  • Rohan describes his life as a boarder at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School

    The best thing of all is that the boarding house is like one big family where everyone supports each other. My boarding house is all about friendships, spirit and having a good time. There are so many sports to choose from and try out. In the autumn term we play rugby and in Lent term we play hockey. In the...

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