Most Expensive Boarding Schools in UK for the School Year 2017/2018

  1. Cheltenham Ladies College £40,110 per annum. Founded: 1853. Cheltenham Ladies’ College is an independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.Cheltenham Ladies College
  2. Tonbridge School £38,964 per annum. Founded: 1553. Tonbridge School is an independent day and boarding school for boys in Tonbridge, Kent. There are currently around 800 boys in the school, aged between 13 and 18. The school occupies a site of 150 acres (607,000 m²) on the edge of Tonbridge, and is largely self-contained, though the boarding and day houses are spread through the town. Since its foundation the school has been rebuilt twice on the original site.Tonbridge School
  3. Harrow School £38,550 per annum. Founded: 1572. Harrow School is an independent boarding school for boys in Harrow, London, England. The School was founded in 1572 by John Lyon under a Royal Charter of Elizabeth I, and is one of the original seven public schools that were regulated by the Public Schools Act 1868.Harrow School
  4. Winchester College £38,100 per annum. Founded: 1382. Winchester College is an independent boarding school for boys in the British public school tradition, situated in Winchester, Hampshire. It has existed in its present location for over 600 years and claims the longest unbroken history of any school in England. It is the oldest of the original seven English public schools defined by the Clarendon Commission and regulated by the Public Schools Act 1868.Winchester College
  5. Charterhouse School £38,061 per annum. Established 1611. Charterhouse is an independent day and boarding school in Godalming, Surrey. Founded by Thomas Sutton in 1611 on the site of the old Carthusian monastery in Charterhouse Square, Smithfield, London, it educates over 800 pupils, aged 13 to 18 years, and is one of the original seven English public schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868 (which derived from the Clarendon Commission of 1864).Charterhouse
  6. Roedean School £37,440 per annum. Established 1885. Roedean School is an independent day and boarding school governed by Royal Charter in Roedean Village on the outskirts of Brighton, East Sussex, England for girls aged 11 to 18. The campus is situated near the Sussex Downs on a cliff overlooking Brighton Marina. The school incorporates dance studios, music classrooms, a 320-seat theatre, a heated indoor swimming pool, a golf course, a private tunnel to the beach, a farm and a chapel, as well as a range of workshops, studios, laboratories and sports pitches. Roedean School is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association and the Headmasters Conference (HMC).Roedean School
  7. Eton College £37,062 per annum. Founded: 1440. Eton College is an English independent boarding school for boys in Eton, Berkshire, near Windsor. It educates more than 1,300 pupils, aged 13 to 18 years. It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as “The King’s College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor”, making it the 18th oldest Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) school.Eton College
  8. Wycombe Abbey £36,750 per annum. Founded: 1896. Wycombe Abbey is an independent girls’ boarding school in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. Consistently ranked as one of the top schools regionally and nationally in academic results, the school was founded in 1896 by Frances Dove, who was previously headmistress of St Leonards School in Scotland. Its present capacity is approximately 615 girls, aged 11 to 18. The school is situated on a 170 acres (69 ha) campus in central High Wycombe. The land includes woods, gardens and a lake, and rises up to 500 feet (150 m) above sea level in the Chiltern Hills.Wycombe Abbey
  9. Benenden School £36,750 per annum. Benenden School is an independent boarding school for girls in Kent, England. It is located in Benenden in the Kentish countryside, between Cranbrook and Tenterden. It is the only remaining full boarding girls’ school in the United Kingdom, meaning all pupils board at the school full-time.benenden school
  10. Malvern St James £35,475 per annum. Founded: 1893. Malvern St James is an independent school for girls in Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England. Founded in 1893 as Malvern Girls’ College, it was renamed Malvern St James following a merger in 2006 with St James’ School in West Malvern. It continues to occupy the same campus as the former college, which includes as its main building the former Imperial Hotel, taken over for use as a school by Malvern Girls’ College in 1919.Malvern St James

Whilst these are obviously pricey options they are positively affordable compared to the world’s most expensive boarding school – Le Rosey in Switzerland which costs a staggering £87,279.31 per annum. The school has an equestrian center with 30 horses, a nautical center, and a spa. Notable alumni include King Albert II of Belgium, the Shah of Iran, Prince Rainier of Monaco, and King Farouk of Egypt.

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