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    Scarborough College

    Founded in 1896, Scarborough College is a leading independent school in the Northeast, nestled in between the stunning North Sea coast and the North Yorkshire Moors.  The College offers a forward-facing and holistic education to boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years old.

    Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

    Roll: 281 Boys / / 294 Girls

    Day pupils: 430

    Boarder Number: 145

    Age Range: 3-18 Years

    Founded: 1896

    Location Description

    Scarborough College is set in an enviable location on the North Yorkshire coastline, aside the North York Moors.
    Road: Easily accessible from the A64 with York being an hour away by car.
    Air: Humberside airport and Leeds Bradford airport are both 1 hour 40 minutes away by car and Manchester airport is 2 hours 20 minutes.
    Rail: Regular trains run from London and Edinburgh, change at York for Scarborough.  Scarborough College is approximately 5 minutes by taxi from the station.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Guy Emmett

    Contact for enquiries:Mr Remco Weeda, Director of Marketing and Admissions

    Filey Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3BA

    Tel: 01723 360620



    Scarborough College holds an excellent reputation for, and commitment to, Drama and Theatre Studies. We have a dedicated Music School and 400-seater multi-purpose theatre. Our extra curricular program within these includes opportunities to study the LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) programme, Performance and Stage Management including working with Props, Costume, Lighting and Sound.

    Sports facilities are excellent and include a sports hall, All-weather astro turf, a IAAF standard athletics track, pitches for football, rugby and cricket and Netball and tennis courts. The main sports for the girls are hockey, netball and tennis. Boys play rugby, hockey and cricket. Hockey is very strong at Scarborough College and we are one of the top hockey schools in the North of England. We encourage pupils to get involved in and play sports other than the main school sports. To complement our Cricket Centre of Excellence, we are in the process of setting up a Centre of Excellence for golf.

    Boarding at Scarborough College is a blend of traditional values and modern living. We have four boarding houses, all are historical buildings dating back to the Georgian and Victorian periods. There are special boarders’ activities every Sunday, which include day trips to York, cinema trips and outdoor activities.

    Our Enrichment Programme and Yorkshire Grit, together with the Duke of Edinburgh Award, are inclusive and timetabled co-curricular activities that both day and boarding pupils enjoy.

    Our students in Years 12 and 13 study for the IB diploma. The IB qualification is a stimulating and forward-looking course that is highly regarded by universities all over the world, including the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.


    Academic, Sports, Music and All-Rounder scholarships are offered.



    Day Fees.

    Little Owls Pre-School: Full Day £49.

    Reception – Year 6: £2,833 – £4,825 per term.

    Years 7-13: £5,389 – £6,005 per term.

    Boarding Fees.

    Weekly Boarding: Years 7 – 11 £7,519, Sixth Form £8,488 per term.

    Full Boarding: Years 7-11 £9,623,  Sixth Form £10,828 per term.

    Overseas Full Boarding: Years 7-13 £11,439 – £12,663 per term.


    BSA – Boarding Schools’ Association

    IB world School

    The Society of Heads

    York Boarding Schools Group

    HMC – Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference

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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

     Open Days October and March annually


    ‘Friday’s for You’ – when we open our doors for bespoke, small group experiences on the last Friday of every month during term time.

    Dates for these in 2024 are: Fridays 16th January, 23rd February, 15th March, 26th April, 17th May and 21st June.

    Please REGISTER for your preferred date


    Personal Visits and Taster Stay experiences at a date and time to suit you

    For more information about Open Days or to arrange a visit to the school please contact our Registrar on 01723 360620 or email


    To view a Virtual Tour of the school click HERE



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