Scarborough College

“A globally recognised leader in British independent education, a Top 50 Independent School offering A Passport for Life.”

Scarborough College, founded in 1896, is a thriving coeducational day and boarding school for children aged 3–18 with an exceptional academic pedigree and an unrivalled reputation for making the most of every child’s potential. Our beautiful campus overlooks the spectacular North Yorkshire coast and is only ten minutes’ walk from the centre of the seaside town of Scarborough. Although the ethos of the College is firmly based upon wholesome traditional principles we have a progressive approach to education, which has led to us offering the International Baccalaureate in our Sixth Form since 2007, a qualification that is highly prized throughout the world.

Recent results have seen us ranked in:

  • The Top 50 UK Independent Schools, according to The Times
  • Top 40 IB Schools, according to Best Schools

We also have the following:

  • Average staff to student ratio of 1:8
  • 44% Average % of grades at A* and A across all GCSEs since 2014
  • 12 separate subjects registering a 100% A*-C pass rate in 2017
  • Average IB point score of 32 since 2007 equivalent to an 2 A*s and an A grade
  • 20 acres of sports pitches
  • Floodlit AstroTurf and sports hall
  • A performing arts centre with 400-seater theatre,
  • Neighbouring 18-hole golf course
  • 65+ different sports, activities and societies


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Scarborough College
Scarborough College Logo
HeadMr Charles Ellison
School TypeCombined co-education school
Junior Age3 - 11
Senior Age Range11 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: No
Int'l Baccalaureate: Yes
Snr Boarding Fees£8,239.00 per term
Forces Discount
Total Students380
Youngest Boarder11
Senior Boarders80
Int'l Students70
Closest Airport 1LBA (80km)
Closest Airport 2Manchester (130km)
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