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One of most affordable boarding schools in UK!  International Baccalaureate UK !
Scarborough College in Scarborough is a leading independent private boarding school for boys and girls in North Yorkshire, England. Scarborough College is delighted with another excellent set of results in the prestigious International Baccalaureate examinations.  The average point score of over 33 is the best yet for this International Baccalaureate, Boarding School which has one of the best performing sixth forms in the north of England, based on its UCAS point scores. The IB Diploma requires students to study six subjects to an advanced level, including maths, a modern language and a science.  Some students did particularly well including Francesca Houghton who scored a blistering 44 points, out of a maximum 45 points.  This places her in the top 2% of students world wide which is pretty impressive!


  • 7 days boarding: 9,121 per term

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 45 39 84
Day School: 170 163 333

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About the school

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    The primary aim of this top Sixth Form Colleges in UK is to challenge and develop the academic ability of each pupil. In small classes, staff can closely monitor academic progress and deliver an individually tailored programme of work so that each child is confidently working to their optimum capacity. Outstanding GCSE performance reinforces this best Sixth Form College’s strong academic reputation and students regularly receive praise from examining bodies for their individual achievements, placing them at the top of their subject nationally. The Senior School curriculum builds upon the breadth of subjects introduced throughout the Junior School with Years Seven to Nine offering the traditional disciplines of English, Mathematics, the three Sciences and Modern Foreign Languages alongside a well-structured development of both Humanities and the Arts. Three languages are studied in Year Seven to Nine and work in the classroom is enhanced by our successful exchange programmes with France, Germany and Spain, through which students can extend their language skills and experience different cultures. GCSE Alongside the core subjects, every student takes at least one Foreign Language plus three other options from a range of subject choices that includes Geography, History, ICT, Business Studies, Art, Drama, Philosophy, Ethics, Music and P.E. Our Learning Support department plays a pivotal role in sensitively addressing particular needs and challenges, with specialist teachers providing encouragement and assistance where needed. The quest for excellence extends to our facilities. This top UK Boarding School boasts an up to date, well-stocked library along with a dedicated Librarian. This bright and attractive facility offers a comfortably furnished reading area and more formal work stations. The Library incorporates a Higher Education and Careers room together with a computer suite with full internet access and the College’s network is available to students through the excellent computer facilities across the campus. In all subject areas, well equipped specialist rooms provide superb resources for pursuits such as photography, jewellery design, musical composition and scientific experimentation.

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Interests & Activities

  • Languages & Humanities Courses
    • Foreign Languages Courses
      Chinese Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

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Scarborough College: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Scarborough College: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Scarborough College: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Scarborough College: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Scarborough College: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK | Best Boarding Schools


Location Description

Boarding School in Yorkshire

Scarborough has a direct rail link with York. York is an hour away by car, with Hull and Middlesborough also being just over an hour away. London is 3 hours by train.

By road: Scarborough is easily accessible from the A64.

Air: Humberside airport and Leeds Bradford airport are both 1 hour 40 minutes away by car and Manchester airport is 2 hours 20 minutes, making them all within easy reach.

Rail: Regular trains run from London and Edinburgh, change at York for Scarborough. Coast to coast lines run daily, calling at all major cities; Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, York and Scarborough. Scarborough College is approximately 5 minutes by taxi from the station.


Filey Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 3BA , Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Postcode - YO11 3BA
Email - info@best-boarding-schools.net

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