Mayfield School

Mayfield is a leading independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18, set in the beautiful, yet easily accessible Sussex countryside.

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Girls' boarding schools in the UK

Are you looking for a girls' only boarding school? Find and compare independent schools across the UK.

You will find all girls' boarding schools listed at the bottom of this page. You can also use the filters in the box below to narrow down your search: you can select prep schools, senior schools or sixth form colleges, or find the nearest schools to you with our postcode search.

Click on a school's name for more information. Those boarding schools with full profiles appear at the top of the listings in highlighted panels. Some schools provide links to their social media and you can also watch school videos. 

Many boarding schools are members of the Boarding Schools' Association, which is a good source of advice for families looking for more information about boarding. 

Additionally, the Girls' School Association represents the heads of many top-performing girls' schools and can also be contacted for advice and information.

We also have a number of articles about boarding and single sex-education and you may find these particularly useful: 

'The advantages of a boarding school education', by Mike Brewer, Deputy Head of EF Academy Torbay.

'Should you send your daughter to a girls' school? How single-sex schools are tackling gender imbalance', by Charlotte Avery, 2017 president of the Girls’ Schools Association.

These search results are from www.schoolsearch.co.uk, the online guide to independent schools in the UK, in partnership with John Catt's Which School? guidebook and John Catt's Preparatory Schools. We hope you find the perfect school for your child!  



Burgess Hill Girls

Keymer Road,
Burgess Hill,
RH15 0EG,
West Sussex

www.burgesshillgirls.com

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Headington School

London Road,
Oxford,
OX3 7TD,
Oxfordshire

www.headington.org

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Malvern St James

15 Avenue Road,
Great Malvern,
WR14 3BA,
Worcestershire

www.malvernstjames.co.uk

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Marymount International School London

George Road,
Kingston upon Thames,
KT2 7PE,
Surrey

www.marymountlondon.com

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Roedean School

Roedean Way,
Brighton,
BN2 5RQ,
East Sussex

www.roedean.co.uk

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

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St Catherine's, Bramley

Bramley,
Guildford,
GU5 0DF,
Surrey

www.stcatherines.info

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about St Catherine's, Bramley

St Mary's Calne

Curzon Street,
Calne,
SN11 0DF,
Wiltshire

www.stmaryscalne.org

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

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St Swithun's School

Alresford Road,
Winchester,
SO21 1HA,
Hampshire

www.stswithuns.com

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Talbot Heath

Rothesay Road,
Bournemouth,
BH4 9NJ,
Dorset

www.talbotheath.org

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Wycombe Abbey

High Wycombe,
HP11 1PE,
Buckinghamshire

www.wycombeabbey.com

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Adcote School for Girls

Little Ness,
Shrewsbury,
SY4 2JY,
Shropshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Badminton Junior School

Westbury-on-Trym,
Bristol,
BS9 3BA

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Badminton School

Westbury-on-Trym,
Bristol,
BS9 3BA

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Benenden School

Cranbrook,
TN17 4AA,
Kent

Girls, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Bruton School for Girls

Sunny Hill,
Bruton,
BA10 0NT,
Somerset

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Cheltenham Ladies' College

Bayshill Road,
Cheltenham,
GL50 3EP,
Gloucestershire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Cobham Hall School

Cobham,
DA12 3BL,
Kent

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Downe House School

Hermitage Road,
Cold Ash,
Thatcham,
RG18 9JJ,
West Berkshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Farlington Preparatory School

Strood Park,
Horsham,
RH12 3PN,
West Sussex

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Farlington School

Strood Park,
Horsham,
RH12 3PN,
West Sussex

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Godolphin School

Milford Hill,
Salisbury,
SP1 2RA,
Wiltshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Hanford School

Child Okeford,
Blandford,
DT11 8HN,
Dorset

Girls, Boarding, Preparatory.

Harrogate Ladies' College

Clarence Drive,
Harrogate,
HG1 2QG,
North Yorkshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Heathfield School

London Road,
Ascot,
SL5 8BQ,
Berkshire

Girls, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Jamea Al Kauthar

Ashton Road,
Lancaster,
LA1 5AJ,
Lancashire

Girls, Boarding, Senior.

Jamia Al-Hudaa Residential College

Forest House, Berkeley Avenue,
Mapperley Park,
Nottingham,
NG3 5TT,
Nottinghamshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Kent College Pembury

Old Church Road,
Pembury,
Tunbridge Wells,
TN2 4AX,
Kent

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Kilgraston School

Bridge of Earn,
Perth,
PH2 9BQ,
Perth & Kinross

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Knighton House School and The Orchard Pre-prep

Durweston,
Blandford Forum,
DT11 0PY,
Dorset

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Leweston School

Senior School,
Sherborne,
DT9 6EN,
Dorset

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Marlston House Preparatory School

Hermitage,
Newbury,
RG18 9UL,
West Berkshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Mayfield School

The Old Palace,
Mayfield,
TN20 6PH,
East Sussex

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Monmouth School for Girls

Hereford Road,
Monmouth,
NP25 5XT,
Monmouthshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Princess Helena College

Preston,
Hitchin,
SG4 7RT,
Hertfordshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Prior's Field

Priorsfield Road,
Godalming,
GU7 2RH,
Surrey

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Queen Anne's School

6 Henley Road,
Caversham,
Reading,
RG4 6DX,
Berkshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Queen Margaret's School

Escrick Park,
York,
YO19 6EU,
North Yorkshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Queen Mary's School

Baldersby Park,
Topcliffe,
Thirsk,
YO7 3BZ,
North Yorkshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Queenswood

Shepherd's Way,
Brookmans Park,
Hatfield,
AL9 6NS,
Hertfordshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Rye St Antony

Pullens Lane,
Oxford,
OX3 0BY,
Oxfordshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Sherborne Girls

Bradford Road,
Sherborne,
DT9 3QN,
Dorset

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Brigid's School

Denbigh,
LL16 4BH,
Denbighshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Francis' College

Broadway,
Letchworth Garden City,
SG6 3PJ,
Hertfordshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St George's Ascot

Wells Lane,
Ascot,
SL5 7DZ,
Berkshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

St George's School for Girls

Garscube Terrace,
Edinburgh,
EH12 6BG

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Margaret's School, Bushey

Merry Hill Road,
Bushey,
WD23 1DT,
Hertfordshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Mary's School

Bateman Street,
Cambridge,
CB2 1LY,
Cambridgeshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Mary's School

Shaftesbury,
SP7 9LP,
Dorset

Girls, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Mary's School Ascot

St Mary's Road,
Ascot,
SL5 9JF,
Berkshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Teresa's Effingham (Preparatory School)

Effingham,
RH5 6ST,
Surrey

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St Teresa's Effingham (Senior School)

Beech Avenue,
Effingham,
RH5 6ST,
Surrey

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

St. Dominic's Brewood

32 Bargate Street,
Brewood,
ST19 9BA,
Staffordshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Stamford High School

St Martin's,
Stamford,
PE9 2LL,
Lincolnshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Mary Erskine School

Ravelston,
Edinburgh,
EH4 3NT

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Mount School York

Dalton Terrace,
York,
YO24 4DD,
North Yorkshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Royal High School, Bath GDST

Lansdown Road,
Bath,
BA1 5SZ,
Bath & North-East Somerset

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Royal Masonic School for Girls

Rickmansworth Park,
Rickmansworth,
WD3 4HF,
Hertfordshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Thornton College

Thornton,
Milton Keynes,
MK17 0HJ,
Buckinghamshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Truro High School for Girls

Falmouth Road,
Truro,
TR1 2HU,
Cornwall

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Tudor Hall School

Wykham Park,
Banbury,
OX16 9UR,
Oxfordshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Victoria College Belfast

Cranmore Park,
Belfast,
BT9 6JA,
County Antrim

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Westonbirt School

Westonbirt,
Tetbury,
GL8 8QG,
Gloucestershire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Woldingham School

Marden Park,
Woldingham,
CR3 7YA,
Surrey

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Wychwood School

74 Banbury Road,
Oxford,
OX2 6JR,
Oxfordshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.