UK State Boarding Schools: The Ultimate Guide for Expats

State boarding schools in the UK offer free education and affordable boarding to anyone with a UK passport. As well as many having an excellent academic reputation and some impressive facilities, they offer a broad programme of extra-curricular activities for a third of the cost of an average UK independent boarding school.
UK State Boarding Schools: The Ultimate Guide for Expats
By Carli Allan
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UK State Boarding Schools: Location and Fees

SCHOOL COUNTY FEES
Holyport College Berkshire £13,900
Reading School Berkshire £12,660
The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe Buckinghamshire  £16,200
Dallam School Cumbria £12,000
Keswick School Cumbria £12,225
Shaftesbury School Dorset £12,300
Colchester Royal Grammar School Essex £14,175
Peter Symonds College Hampshire £15,600
St George’s School, Harpenden Academy Trust Hertfordshire £13,890
Hockerill Anglo-European College  Hertfordshire  £14,394
St George's School, Harpenden Hertfordshire  £13,485
Cranbrook School Kent £14,400
The Duke of York’s Royal Military School Kent £14,445
Lancaster Royal Grammar School Lancashire £12,963
Skegness Grammar School Lincolnshire £11,466
Liverpool College Merseyside £12, 950 
Wymondham College Norfolk £12,165
Ripon Grammar School North Yorkshire  £12,747
Burford School  Oxfordshire  £10,395
Haberdashers' Adams Shropshire £12,390
The Thomas Adams School Shropshire £10,950
Beechen Cliff School Somerset £11,300
Brymore Academy Somerset £12,120
Richard Huish College Somerset £9,550
Sexey’s School Somerset £11,460
Gordon’s School Surrey £19,446
Royal Alexandra & Albert School Surrey £16,680
Steyning Grammar School Sussex £12,195
Old Swinford Hospital West Midlands £12,336
The Royal School, Wolverhampton West Midlands £12,900
The Wellington Academy Wiltshire £11,907

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The fees listed are annual boarding fees for Year 7 for the 2021-22 academic year.

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