TOP SIXTH FORMS

The table below lists the Top Private Sixth Form Colleges in the UK including their fees based on 2021 data ranked in alphabetical order. We will soon be publishing a league ranking based on student academic achievements.
We specialise in advising parents and students on the best schools and colleges to target so please contact us for a consultation to discuss requirements and ambitions on 0204 538 7525 or by completing an Enquiry Form.

The term "Sixth form" denotes the final phase of senior (secondary) education, wherein students gear up for university entrance.

Independent (private) sixth form colleges specialize in catering to 14-19-year-olds across a diverse array of subjects. These colleges are primarily concentrated in urban hubs like London, Oxford, and Cambridge, offering both day and boarding options.
Private sixth-form colleges provide a comprehensive range of educational offerings, including A Level tuition, one and two-year GCSE courses, Year 13 transfer/A Level resit courses, English IELTS courses, Foundation Programmes, BTEC, and UFP courses. Distinguished by their tailored study programs, these institutions offer a viable alternative to traditional private schools and state sixth-form colleges, ensuring individualized attention in small class settings.
We’re pleased to offer a complimentary service to parents and students seeking guidance on independent sixth form colleges. Our team of seasoned consultants provides impartial advice to assist families in identifying colleges that best align with the student’s needs.
For assistance in finding an independent college suited to your requirements, please reach out to us at 0204 538 7525 or complete our Enquiry form. Our communication primarily occurs via phone and/or email. Once we’ve gathered sufficient information from you, we’ll introduce you to colleges that closely match your criteria.
In regions lacking private sixth-form colleges, we endeavour to suggest suitable alternatives, including independent senior schools.
While our consultancy service is free when we exclusively manage the placement process, it’s important to note that bespoke college advice is subject to fees if you’ve already approached colleges directly or are working with another education advisor.
If you’re seeking information about state colleges, we recommend reaching out to your Local Education Authority, who can furnish you with a list of colleges in your vicinity at http://www.alltheschools.com/lea.htm.

Academic Rigor

Boarding schools are renowned for their rigorous academic programs, often offering advanced coursework, small class sizes, and access to dedicated faculty.
With a focus on holistic education, boarding schools prioritize critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and intellectual curiosity, preparing students for success in college and beyond.

Residential Life

Living on campus fosters a strong sense of community and camaraderie among students. Boarding schools become not just places of learning but also homes away from home.
Residential life programs provide students with opportunities for personal development, leadership roles, and cultural enrichment through extracurricular activities, clubs, and social events.

Diverse and Inclusive Community

Boarding schools often attract students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and countries, creating a rich tapestry of perspectives and experiences within the community.Embracing diversity and fostering inclusivity are central tenets of boarding school ethos, promoting tolerance, empathy, and global awareness among students.

Character
Development

Beyond academics, boarding schools prioritize the holistic development of students, focusing on character-building, integrity, and moral values. Residential living encourages independence, responsibility, and self-discipline, nurturing students' social and emotional growth alongside their academic pursuits.

Supportive
Environment

Boarding schools provide a supportive and nurturing environment where students receive personalized attention, mentorship, and guidance from faculty and staff. Comprehensive support services, including academic tutoring, counseling, and pastoral care, ensure that students have the resources they need to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.

Diverse and Inclusive Community

Boarding schools often attract students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and countries, creating a rich tapestry of perspectives and experiences within the community.Embracing diversity and fostering inclusivity are central tenets of boarding school ethos, promoting tolerance, empathy, and global awareness among students.

Character
Development

Beyond academics, boarding schools prioritize the holistic development of students, focusing on character-building, integrity, and moral values. Residential living encourages independence, responsibility, and self-discipline, nurturing students' social and emotional growth alongside their academic pursuits.

Supportive
Environment

Boarding schools provide a supportive and nurturing environment where students receive personalized attention, mentorship, and guidance from faculty and staff. Comprehensive support services, including academic tutoring, counseling, and pastoral care, ensure that students have the resources they need to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.

Global
Perspective

Many boarding schools emphasize global citizenship and cultural exchange, offering international exchange programs, study abroad opportunities, and language immersion programs. Exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences prepares students to navigate an increasingly interconnected and multicultural world, fostering empathy, tolerance, and cross-cultural understanding.

Preparation for College and Beyond

Boarding schools excel in preparing students for the rigors of college education, instilling in them the skills, confidence, and resilience necessary for success in higher education and professional life. Through rigorous academics, college counseling, standardized test preparation, and leadership opportunities, boarding schools equip students with the tools they need to excel in college admissions and beyond.

Alumni Network and
Legacy

Boarding schools often boast extensive alumni networks and strong traditions, fostering lifelong connections and a sense of pride and belonging among alumni. Alumni involvement in mentoring, networking, and philanthropy further enriches the boarding school experience, providing students with valuable resources and opportunities for career advancement and personal growth.

Global
Perspective

Many boarding schools emphasize global citizenship and cultural exchange, offering international exchange programs, study abroad opportunities, and language immersion programs. Exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences prepares students to navigate an increasingly interconnected and multicultural world, fostering empathy, tolerance, and cross-cultural understanding.

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