An independent co-educational boarding and day school for children aged 11-18 with a linked junior school
About the School
Ratcliffe College is a boarding school welcoming international boarders, based in Leicestershire, at the centre of the UK with excellent links to major cities, airports and train stations. A safe and secure rural location provides an ideal place to learn and live, with a rich history that goes back 170 years and a campus that is constantly evolving with new multi-million pound facilities. The diverse and broad student community at Ratcliffe has a genuine family feel, with supportive onsite teaching and staff nurturing and encouraging students at every step of their journey. Ratcliffe College really is a home from home and a place where individuals can belong.
Not only does the school have first-class pastoral care, but it has recently invested £10 million into new facilities, including a health and fitness suite, second sports hall and music rooms which all complement specialist tuition. Ratcliffe is extremely proud of its academic profile too, with nearly half of pupils achieving A*/A grades in 2019, believing that smaller class sizes and focused support from tutors play a large part in this. With an emphasis on the whole child and their overall experience at Ratcliffe College, staff take pride in their ability to ‘add value’ and ensure that each individual achieves their full potential in whatever they choose to pursue.
The school has a dedicated Careers Advisor, providing support and guidance for all students who may move on to Higher Education, Apprenticeships or the world of work. Ratcliffe College provides a range of workshops and sessions from guest lecturers, industry experts and alumni throughout the year.
Ratcliffe College is a welcoming school, with a smile on its face; with happy, engaged and inspired young people making the most of every opportunity provided for them.
Staff and Student Quotes
“We are a family orientated community committed to the transformation of young minds, hearts, bodies and souls, in pursuit of all-round excellence. But don’t just take my word for it, come and see for yourself and find out why we are so proud of our school.”
Mr. Jon Reddin
“My time boarding at Ratcliffe was honestly the best experience of my life. You get all these amazing opportunities to do your best and show everyone what you’re capable of. If I could do it again I would not hesitate for a moment to say yes…a little heaven on earth.”
Age: 18 from Germany