As in many other walks of life, entry to British boarding schools has become increasingly competitive; at many schools, the admissions process begins many years in advance.


Each school has its own way of doing things so it’s important for you to know exactly how the admissions process will work.



Most schools will assess prospective pupils through written examinations and interviews.

British schools and universities are world-renowned but the UK’s education system can, at first glance, seem quite complicated.  Please click on the drop down menu above to explore various aspects of it.


There are just over 32,000 schools in the United Kingdom, educating children from the ages of 3-18.


There are 166 universities in the United Kingdom, together with 277 higher education colleges.