Why Choose us? Ratcliffe College | International Boarding School | UK

Why Choose Ratcliffe College?

  • Co-educational, Catholic School – inclusive of all
  • Family-orientated community
  • International Boarding School, with 20+ nationalities
  • New and refurbished Boarding facilities
  • 175+ Year History
  • Judged ‘Excellent’ in all areas – recent ISI Inspection
  • Top 1% in the country for value added at A Level
  • Scholarships and Bursaries available
  • No compulsory exeat weekends


If you are wanting to study in the UK and looking for the best possible experience, then look no further than Ratcliffe College. Why choose us? We are based just outside the city of Leicester, in the heart of the midlands and are an independent school steeped in history and tradition. Ratcliffe College is a Catholic school that welcomes all faiths into our warm and friendly, close-knit student community.

Not only do we have first-class pastoral care, we have recently invested over £10 million into our facilities including a brand new state-of-the-art fitness suite, sports hall and music rooms which all complement our specialist tuition. The College’s Emery Library will be transformed in Summer 2024, to a unique, purpose-built, reading and study facility for all our students to enjoy – take a look around our new library here.

We believe our smaller class sizes and focused support from tutors play a large part in our academic success.

Our Co-curricular activities work hand in hand with our academic programme. We believe your child’s time here should be well-rounded and skills outside the classroom are just as important as those inside. Students have the opportunity to develop new skills and find new passions and friends with similar interests – making many happy memories to last a lifetime.

We also provide excellent facilities both inside and outside the classroom, allowing your child to reach their potential in anything. To find out more about these topics please click below: