State boarding schools

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Put simply, state boarding schools charge only for the boarding fee – so pupils receive a topflight education and a boarding experience which matches what the independent boarding sector has to offer.

  • Cranbrook School

    The benefits of state boarding

    On academic performance, the 2017 Sunday Times Parent Power listed ten state boarding schools among the 150 highest achieving state schools based on combined GCSE and A-level results. Boarding has been shown to add value as measured by academic progress. Boarders at Cranbrook outperform day students marginally, but noticeably, by up to a third of a grade. This is almost...

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    State boarding schools

    If you are considering boarding, a state boarding school may be an option. As always, it is important to do your research and above all, see the school in action before you make any choice. State boarding schools provide free education but charge fees for boarding. Some state boarding schools are run by local councils and others are run as...

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  • Wymondham-College

    Choosing state boarding

    State boarding schools vary considerably by size and location but they all share a strong commitment to the value of boarding and provide excellent facilities and systems of care. In total around 5,000 pupils enjoy boarding in a diverse, varied and hugely successful range of schools. The sector consists of large mixed non-selective schools, free schools, grammar schools and schools...

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  • the parents

    The benefits of sixth-form boarding

    While state boarding schools are well established, boarding at a sixth-form college is a relatively rare concept. Each year, state boarding schools regularly outperform other state schools with a good number topping academic league tables around the country. The combination of the excellent state-funded education and a boarding community enables pupils to make the most of their talents and abilities....

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  • Educational Organisations

    What can financial and educational organisations learn from each other?

    Successful teams in industry set clear goals, monitor progress and intervene to ensure the project is delivered. In schools we also need to do precisely this – set out our a clear vision for success for all our pupils, use data meaningfully to identify where students are falling behind, and step in to support them individually.  In an educational setting...

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    Life at a state boarding school

    State boarding schools come in all shapes and sizes, from non-selective schools in rural settings to grammar schools in towns and small cities. A few are single-sex while others are co-educational.  Several are very ancient – Lancaster Royal Grammar School (LRGS) traces its roots back to the thirteenth century – while others have been established recently to meet demand in...

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