A state boarding school is one where you pay for boarding but the education is free. Each year, the academic results of the state boarding schools regularly out-perform other state schools around the country. The combination of the excellent state-funded education and a stable boarding community enables pupils to make the most of their talents and abilities.
State boarding school facilities, pastoral care and the quality of teaching is frequently judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial department of the UK government, reporting to Parliament. Ofsted is responsible for inspecting a range of educational institutions, including state schools and some independent schools.
The table below list five judged ‘Good’ to ‘outstanding’ Co-ed State Boarding Schools in England: