Sedbergh 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:
Sedbergh Prep and Senior School in Cumbria, England.


School overview

  • Number of students: 600 (Senior), 200 (Prep)
  • Age range: 4-18
  • Gender: co-educational
  • Religious affiliation: Church of England
  • Exam system: GCSE, A Level and BTEC, Level 3 National Extended Diploma

School location


School address:

Station Road
LA10 5HG

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Nearby towns:

Kendal, Preston, Lancaster, Carlisle

Nearest airport:


School profile

Established in 1525 and set in the beautiful English countryside, Sedbergh offers students the traditional British boarding school experience. Almost all the school’s pupils are full-time boarders, so the countryside campus has a strong community feel to it. The award-winning Prep School is one of the best prep schools in the UK and expertly prepares pupils for the progression to Senior School.

Best known for...

Sedbergh has an excellent reputation for providing a balanced, values-based education with a strong focus on the benefits of sports. In addition to a history of successes in hockey, equestrian, target sports and cross-country/fell running, Sedbergh is often regarded as one of the best rugby and cricket schools in the UK. Sedbergh has produced many players who have gone on to compete for their countries internationally. Pupils are coached by experts who have extensive experience both in playing and coaching at the most competitive level. All sports teams experience an exciting playing programme that takes them across the UK for fixtures against the highest-quality opposition.

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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.

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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.

Quality you can trust

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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