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Ratcliffe College

Fosse Way, Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake, Leicestershire, England LE7 4SG

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)

Ratcliffe College is a Catholic independent school in Leicestershire. Providing a co-educational experience for ages 3-18, with boarding from age 11.

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Word From The Head

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From Jon Reddin, Headmaster

We are delighted that you have shown a keen interest in Ratcliffe College. As a Catholic, co-educational, day and boarding school, we are much more than just a school; we are a family-orientated community committed to transforming young minds, hearts, bodies and souls, in the pursuit of all-round excellence. It would be wonderful to welcome you here in person, to meet our students and staff, and to share with you why we are all so passionate about this remarkable school and boarding community.

The most important thing for us and our parents, is to see happy and healthy children. Our vision is to educate young people in the spirit of the Gospels, within a community based on love and kindness, striving for excellence and aiming to fulfil students’ potential in all areas. I hope you enjoy exploring our information and get a real flavour of our unique community.

Open Days, Visits & Events

02-03-2024 - Open Morning

Join us at our March Open Morning, for a chance to take a look around the school and to meet the staff and students.

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • BTEC - Business and Technology Education Council
  • Cambridge Assessment English
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theology
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fitness Training
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ballet
  • Cadets
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Eco Club
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Language Club
  • Music
  • Public Speaking
  • Shooting
  • Young Enterprise
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets
  • Vegetarian
  • Wrap Around Care


  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Academic
  • All-rounder
  • Art
  • Assisted Places
  • Bursaries
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Scholarships - Other
  • Siblings
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • All denominations welcome
  • Roman Catholic
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range3 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *11340 to 19689
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *25698 to 28755
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *38610 to 38610
    * Currency:

    Number Of Pupils

    27Full Boarding28
    10Weekly Boarding1
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 0
    Part-time: 0

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    Mr R, Hong Kong

    My daughter joined Year 9 at Ratcliffe College in February 2018. I was initially worried if she would adapt to the UK boarding life, as this was her first time studying abroad. She found the staff and boarders friendly, helpful and caring and settled in well to boarding life at Ratcliffe within the...  

    Mrs M, Spain

    Our daughter Inés was boarding at Ratcliffe when she was 14. She was going for 1 academic year but ended up staying for 4! From the start, she was welcomed into the community and we knew she had a second home. The Staff are very kind but have high expectations, protecting and looking after our...  

    Mrs O, Nigeria

    What I feared most when my husband and I thought of sending our daughter Ihuoma to a boarding school abroad was my 13-year-old daughter, going through her teen years without a mother figure close. My fears quickly melted away when she returned after the first term and recounted how the senior...  

    Year 3 Parent

    We ar so delighted with the amount of teaching time you are giving the children. Our Daughter has finished her school day as a very happy young lady!  

    Nursery Parent

    I think you've got the balance of work totally right. Our daughter enjoyed her first day back but it wasn't overwhelming in any way.