Milton Abbey School

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:
Milton Abbey School in Dorset, England.


School overview

  • Number of students: 200-300 (Senior)
  • Age range: 13-18
  • Gender: co-educational
  • Religious affiliation: Church of England
  • Exam system: GCSE, A Level and BTEC

School location


School address:

Milton Abbas
Blandford Forum
DT11 0BZ

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School profile

Milton Abbey School was founded in 1954 and sits within 100 acres of beautiful countryside in Dorset. The school focuses on supporting each child individually, encouraging them to discover their passions and interests and helping them develop into well-rounded students in a caring and welcoming environment. Milton Abbey is a full boarding school and offers pupils outstanding pastoral care.

Best known for...

Milton Abbey School is known for its unique approach to education which caters to each individual child, giving them the opportunity to thrive within a unique traditional and vocational curriculum. The school has one of the widest ranges of subjects in the UK and is one of the best schools for BTEC qualifications with approximately 15 BTEC subjects to choose from. Milton Abbey also has extensive facilities within their school grounds for pupils to discover new passions and pursue them. For example, the school runs a football programme that provides pupils with state-of-the-art facilities and professional coaching, giving them the means to excel.

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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.

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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.

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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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