Abbotsholme School: Rocester, Staffordshire, UK

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Abbotsholme School: Rocester, Staffordshire, UK

Price Range ₤ 30,000 - 40,000 per annum


Abbotsholme School is a coeducational independent boarding school UK near the town of Rocester in Staffordshire, England. The school is situated on a 140-acre campus on the banks of the River Dove near the Derbyshire-Staffordshire border. An affordable top private boarding school in a beautiful rural setting.

Abbotsholme is a friendly, warm and unique boarding and day school for boys and girls from ages 2 to 18 (boarding from aged 10), set in the countryside in the centre of the UK, North of Birmingham, and on the Derbyshire / Staffordshire borders.

Abbotsholme School, which was set up in 1889, has often been described as one big family; with less than 300 people at Abbotsholme in the Prep and Senior Schools and around 15 in a class, the staff know every pupil, and pupils look after each other whatever age group they are in.

As a Round Square School, we are proud to say that we have a strong overseas community as part of the Abbotsholme family, which we believe really enhances the school environment. UK pupils can really learn about other cultures, customs and languages and get a sense of the multicultural world we live in; overseas pupils can get involved in English activities, learn English and enjoy a very real British Boarding school experience in top 10 boarding schools in England.

We have overseas pupils from a variety of countries including China, Germany, Dubai, Hong Kong, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the Baltic States, Canada, Africa and Japan.

Boarding at Abbotsholme is a way of life. With over 35% of our pupils being boarders, and 20% of the school roll coming from countries other than the UK, we have a vibrant and warm boarding community, in which pupils develop friendships that last a lifetime.

Our boarding houses provide small, comfortable and happy homes for all ages, each having their own character and personality. Younger pupils (ages 10-15) will usually share bedrooms in threes and fours whilst older pupils (ages 15-18) have single or shared study-bedrooms.

Our boarders learn independence, time-management skills and responsibility and, with guidance and support from houseparent’s, they learn how to balance academic work with social time.

Sixth Form pupils (age 16-18) now have some dedicated sixth form boarding school accommodation by way of a log cabin complex. Built in a peaceful setting within the school grounds, yet only a stone’s throw from the school’s central facilities, these self-contained, purpose-built cabins provide a wonderful opportunity for Abbotsholme’s sixth form students to experience a greater degree of independence and privacy.

Our belief is that this development will play a significant part in preparing our young people not only for university but, more significantly, for life itself.

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 48 48 96
Day School: 96 96 192
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Our school is unique in offering more than just the best education; it offers exceptional facilities for learning outside the classroom. Our key facilities include the following:


- Chapel

- Climbing Wall

- Dingle and woodland for outdoor education

- Dining Room (Hogwarts style!)

- Electric Car racing team, and Headquarters

- English as an Additional Language Department

- Equestrian Centre and Manege

- Farm, and Prep School Farm

- Film Studies studio

- Food Technology Centre

- Library, and specialist fiction library

- Log Cabin Boarding complex (Sixth Form)

- Music Department with recording studio and practice rooms

- Sixth Form Centre

- Sports Hall and fields

- Theatre

- Two ICT suites


Contact school: contact-us


Cost of tuition

7 days boarding: GBP 32 115

Day school only cost: GBP 21 870



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