Types of school

6. State boarding schools

State boarding schools provide free education but charge fees for boarding. Most state boarding schools are academies, some are free schools and some are run by local councils.

State boarding schools give priority to children who have a particular need to board and will assess children’s suitability for boarding.

Charities such as Buttle UK or the Royal National Children’s Foundation can sometimes help with the cost of boarding.

Contact the State Boarding Forum for more information about state boarding schools, eligibility and how to apply.