London is home to some of the UK’s most expensive private boarding schools

London is home to 2 of the UK’s top 10 most expensive private boarding schools.

New research from PoundToy has revealed the most expensive private schools around the UK, along with the most affordable ones and how much you need to earn to send your child there.

The 10 Most Expensive Boarding Schools

Rank

School

Town/City

Gender profile

Boarding fees per term

Boarding fees per year

Household income required

1

Cherwell College Oxford

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Coeducational

£19,500

£58,500

£99,943

2

Oxford International College

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Coeducational

£17,725

£53,175

£94,618

3

DLD College London

London

Coeducational

£17,167

£51,501

£92,944

4

CATS College London

London

Coeducational

£16,995

£50,985

£92,428

5

Bristol International College

Bristol, Bristol

Coeducational

£16,665

£49,995

£91,438

6

TASIS The American School in England

Egham, Surrey

Coeducational

£16,300

£48,900

£90,343

7

ACS Cobham International School

Cobham, Surrey

Coeducational

£16,273

£48,819

£90,262

8

Abbey College Cambridge

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Coeducational

£16,200

£48,600

£90,043

9

d’Overbroeck’s

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Coeducational

£15,970

£47,910

£89,353

10

Roedean School

Brighton, East Sussex

Girls only

£15,680

£47,040

£88,483

  • The most expensive private school is Cherwell College Oxford, which charges its boarding pupils £19,000 per term which works out as £58,500 a year – in order to send your child here you would need a minimum average income of just under £100,000.

  • Locations of the most expensive boarding schools are certainly concentrated in the south of England, as all but one of the top thirty most expensive being located in that area.

  • Eton and Harrow have produced 33 former Prime Ministers, including the current incumbent Boris Johnson, yet these two famous schools are ranked down in 25th and 26th respectively, with them both charging just over £14,000 per term.

The 5 Most Affordable Private Schools

Rank

School

Town/City

Gender profile

Boarding fees per term

Boarding fees per year

Household income required

1

Abrar Academy

Garstang, Lancashire

Boys only

£834

£2,502

£43,945.00

2

Jaamiatul Imaam Muhammad Zakaria

Bradford, West Yorkshire

Girls only

£984

£2,952

£44,395.00

3

Institute of Islamic Education

Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

Boys only

£1,200

£3,600

£45,043.00

4

Westminster Cathedral Choir School

London

Boys only

£3,362

£10,086

£51,529.00

5

Victoria College

Belfast, Antrim

Girls (some boys)

£3,900

£11,700

£53,143.00

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