Children playing at school

In addition to state education, the UK has a long-established and much respected private school sector. British boarding schools welcome thousands of international pupils every year. UK boarding schools offer a world-class education, mostly because of their excellent facilities and individual tutoring for pupils. 

Unfortunately, the British Council cannot provide individual advice on schools in the UK. On this page, however, we have collected some useful links and tips on the subject to help you find the right school. 

Schools Finder 

The Find Schools Directory on the website of will make your search for a suitable school much easier. Here you can refine your search against a number of criteria to find specific schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

To find out more about schooling opportunities in the UK, the French Embassy in the United Kingdom is also a very good source of information for francophones wishing to move to the UK with their children.