Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.
We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
Harrogate Ladies' College in Yorkshire, England.
Harrogate Ladies’ College is one of the UK’s leading schools for girls. The school was established in 1893 and has been leading the way in educating inspirational women for the last 130 years. As an all-girls school, Harrogate Ladies’ College gives girls the freedom to be themselves, to grow in confidence and self-esteem. The school aims to inspire the next generation of women to be brave, to be bold, to challenge perceptions and to realise that anything is possible with hard work, determination and perseverance. The school has a long history of educating girls from Africa and they are always well respected members of the school community.
The school is passionate about empowering girls and helping to close the gender gap. The school has a particular strength in STEM related subjects and also runs a Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE) programme. Pupils regularly go on to study science and engineering related degree courses. The school has a dedicated Business School offering curricular and extra-curricular programmes that prepare pupils for business related careers and university courses. Creative Arts are also very strong at the school with pupils regularly going on to study Art and Fashion Design at university.
The school’s Chapel Choir is recognised as one of the top school choir’s in the UK (2nd place in the UK School Choir of the Year competition). The choir has been invited to sing across Europe including Venice, Prague and Barcelona cathedrals.
We offer honest advice to help you find the best UK school for your child.
Our team provides exactly the kind of support for your child that we would want if we were sending our children overseas, and in fact, all of our staff have direct, personal experience with boarding schools.
We visit schools regularly and know them inside and out – the atmosphere they offer, the academic and social environment your child will be in - so we know where your child will fit in best.
Choosing the best education for your child leads many families to consider British schools and universities. However, it is not an easy decision to make.
Our team works hard to understand the needs and strengths of your child, match them to the UK boarding school best suited to their needs, and support them throughout their time in the UK.
Academic Families has personal and professional experience with boarding schools. Many of our staff attended boarding schools themselves when they were young or have worked in them. We have all lived overseas and most of us are mothers, so we understand how important it is to find the very best education for every child no matter where that might be in the world.
From our headquarters in Edinburgh to our local staff across the UK, our team regularly visits hundreds of British schools. Our excellent knowledge of the UK education system, accreditation by the Boarding School Association (BSA) and certification from the British Council means we understand UK boarding education from the inside and out, and know how to ensure the best education for each child.
In addition, our guardianship service has been Gold accredited by AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) since 2016 and also by the BSA, so you know, with Academic Families, you're guaranteed to have the best local support anywhere in the UK.
Moreover, our team are trained MHFA Mental Health First Aiders so we are qualified to support our students with any wellbeing and mental health concerns.
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