Downe House School students are known to “Work Hard – Aim High”, which results in 93% getting their first choice university. These universities are some of the UK’s most prestigious universities such as Oxbridge, Imperial, UCL, many other Russell Group universities, and even overseas ones.
UK Boarding Schools
Woldingham School is one of the UK’s leading and oldest girls’ schools. Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat founded the school in 1842 as the Convent of the Sacred Heart. Initially a full boarding school, Woldingham has now extended to accommodate more than 600 pupils with multiple boarding and day options. Woldingham School is part of the global Sacred Heart Network with members in over 30 countries.
Eastbourne College is located in a seaside town only an hour and a half from London. On the base of 150-year old flint buildings is a modern school with new classrooms and sports facilities. One of the top senior independent schools in the UK, its location gives its pupils the perks of enjoying a national park, an international tennis venue, a county cricket ground, two challenging golf courses and more, just a 6-minute stroll away.
With a long history spanning 750 years, Abingdon School is truly an international school, with alumni from 63 countries around the world and a current pupil body from 18 countries. Many Sixth Form leavers from Abingdon School have ended up in the top Russell Group universities. In 2020, 12 alumni from Abingdon managed to secure positions in Oxbridge while a few others went overseas to study medicine. Read our full guide here.