120 Years

An independent boarding school like no other

Steeped in tradition and history, since its foundation in 1896 Scarborough College has provided a life changing independent education to boys and girls based on high standards, a climate of aspiration and a commitment to providing an individualised journey for every pupil.

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The Opening Doors Series

The Opening Doors series, created by Affixxius, reflects the spirit and philosophy of Scarborough College.  While it was never intended to create a sequel, the success of the first production made the decision for a similar production simple.  Small but significant changes to the sequel included the use of real pupils and alumni, and enhanced special effects.  Enjoy our Opening Doors and Opening Doors for Life productions and let us know what you think.


A leading independent day and boarding school

Scarborough College is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years old.  Situated on the beautiful English Northeast coast and close the North Yorkshire Moors, Scarborough College provides an unrivalled educational experience against a stunning backdrop of beaches and wide open spaces.

Little Owls Pre-School

For many Scardeburgians, the journey starts early: in the world of the Our Little Owls, our nursery.  The Pre-School is located in a purpose-built building and is an integral part of the College as, indeed, our Little Owls are.  In preparation for the Prep School; children in the Pre-School enjoy swimming lessons, French lessons, meals in the main College dining hall, Beach and Forest school.  Find out more about the Pre-School.

Prep School

The Scarborough College Prep School is an engaging and safe preparation for secondary school as well as a top quality primary school education.  Pupils in the infants school start their specialist lessons by continuing their French lessons and embarking on new adventures with ICT lessons and music lessons.  From Year 3, all pupils have sports lessons daily and enjoy more lessons taught by subject specialists, including maths and sciences.  Visit our Prep School.

Senior School

With the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme as the educational inspiration, the senior school focuses heavily on modern foreign languages, STEM subjects, Maths and English.  The Senior School offers a unique secondary education in which pupils are introduced to Yorkshire Grit, the College’s extracurricular programme that includes sailing, surfing, mindfulness and many other activities.  Sports and an enrichment programme of more than 50 clubs and activities feature daily on the senior school calendar.  Go to the Senior School page to find out more.

Sixth Form and IB Diploma Programme

For many, the Scarborough College journey culminates in the Sixth Form and the IB Diploma Programme. SC Sixth-Formers have their own cafe, their own study centre and access to a fantastic team of teachers and tutors assisting them during the IB DP and the journey ahead.  An IB World School, our pupils leave with excellent results year on year and a very high percentage of our leavers depart for their first choice university.  Our Sixth Form is an excellent choice for Year 11s at the College and but also for pupils coming from elsewhere.  Find out about the IB Diploma and the Sixth Form.




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