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Ratcliffe College

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

Age Range & Fees

Age Range3 to 18
Annual Day Fees *10000 to 17345
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *20676 to 23139
Annual Full Boarding Fees *27912 to 33412
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Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
438Day424
19Full Boarding35
4Weekly Boarding2
461Total461

Number of Staff

Full-time: 0
Part-time: 0

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
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Mr Jonathan Reddin


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.

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...

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...

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...

What we offer

  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Theology
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Adventure training
  • Ballet
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Horse riding and management
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Shooting
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • School bus service
  • Dyslexia
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Method of Entry

  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Other bursaries
  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • Other scholarships
  • 6th Form
  • Sport
  • Means tested assisted places
  • Means tested bursaries

Curriculum and Exams:

  • AQA
    Assessments and Qualifications Alliance
  • Edexcel Foundation
  • OCR
    Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations
  • WJEC

Religious Affiliation:

  • All denominations welcome
  • Roman Catholic


Teaching Languages:

  • English
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