The most famous and elite comprehensive schools in Great Britain

Education of Great Britain is world-famous for its quality. It includes not only eminent universities but also numerous elite schools UK, which are the main basis of education.


5 Most Prestigious and Elite Schools UK


Abingdon School 


It is the leading private school in Great Britain. It offers both full-time tuition for boys aged 7–18 years old and residential tuition for boys aged 13–18 years old. Almost 860 students (aged 11–18 years) are studying at Abingdon High School, while only 250 boys (aged 7–11 years) are studying at Primary School.


Harrow School 


It is one of the most famous private boarding schools in Great Britain in the world. This school was founded more than 400 years ago, in 1572, by order of Queen Elizabeth I. Harrow is located on 450 acres of its own territory. It is worth recalling 7 British prime ministers, including Winston Churchill, great poet George Gordon Byron, the Prime Minister of India, and other outstanding personalities were graduates of this school.

Millfield School 

It is one of the largest and most famous private schools in Great Britain. It is located in the small town of Street (11,000 people) in the county of Somerset. This school was founded in 1935 and now it covers 50 hectares of its own territory. The school has a swimming pool, a tennis centre, hockey fields, a stadium, a concert hall with 320 seats, a theatre with 350 seats, squash courts, a golf course, fencing halls, jogging tracks and much more. It is no coincidence that many students prefer this school to many other elite schools UK.

Downe House 

It is a prestigious private boarding school where students can receive secondary education during the school year. In summer, this school opens its doors to children from different countries, organizing language courses lasting from two to five weeks. The school is 45 minutes from Heathrow International Airport and an hour’s drive from the centre of London. Downe House is located on 110 acres of its own property. Students are provided with 13 tennis courts, a gym with a fitness room, squash courts, a theatre and a dining room.

Battle Abbey School 

It was founded in 1922 and it is one of the best English boarding schools for boys and girls aged 3-18 years (living in the school’s residence is offered students over 11 years old). It is located on the south coast of Great Britain only 2 hours’ drive from London in the small beautiful town of Battle, which is famous for its history. The main school building “The Abbot’s house”, as well as most of the school buildings date back to the 13th century, while later buildings date back to the 16th century.


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