Forces Families at Scarborough College

Boarding the SC Way

We have three boarding houses that provide your home away from home.  These include a Junior Boys house, a Girls House and a Co-Ed Sixth Form boarding house.  Our boarding community is home to 115 children from close to 30 different nationalities.  We have six residential house parents and their families, looking after the boarders.  In addition, a boarding administrator liaises between all three houses and numerous visiting tutors provide additional support during weekday evenings.

The School provides a traditional, full-boarding experience with full houses seven days a week.   With no formal school on a Saturday, pupils are fully engaged with organised activities, matches and a programme of boarding events on Saturdays and Sundays.  Alternatively, the children can ‘chill and relax’ as they would do at home.  They may invite their day pupil friends for sleepovers or, for our Sixth Formers, focus on their studies independently or with friends.

There are no ‘Exeat weekends’, so you do not have to worry about finding a family member or asking friends or Guardians to look after your child.  We do this for you and them throughout the Academic Year.  Half term holidays, Christmas, Easter and the long summer holidays we expect our boarding pupils to go home; so you can all enjoy each other’s company and find out about all the exciting things they have learnt and experienced.

When your son or daughter joins us they will find that they can adjust quickly and enjoy ‘boarding the SC way’.  We encourage independence as well as a caring mentality.  Being involved, active and included within the Scarborough College family is crucial.  Scarborough College pastoral teams work very closely with Houseparents to provide appropriate support, security and care for children.

Fees and CEA

If your family is eligible for the Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA), you will only need to pay 10% of our boarding fees as per the MOD stipulation.  For families not eligible for the CEA, we offer a Forces Family Discount.

As a Forces Family, why choose Scarborough College?

  • Pay only 10% of fees in addition to CEA. 
  • Registration fee of only £75 per child
  • Fully inclusive boarders activity programme provided throughout the year
  • No Exeat weekends 
  • Free ‘Taster Stay’
  • Refer a Forces Friend Scheme
  • 10% Sibling discount for all families
  • Forces Families Discount


Refer a Forces Friend

As a Forces family, if you refer a friend to us and both you and they confirm the referal and ‘friendship’ at the point of application or registration, we will give you £1,000 credit which can be offset against extras such as music lessons or trips and thus kept separate from your Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) claim.  The first £500 is credited to your account when the pupil starts at Scarborough College, and a further £500 credited on completion of their first year.

We are keen to become a well respected and natural first choice for Forces Families in the future.  We all know that there is no better form of advertising than word of mouth and personal recommendations so we hope that this incentive will encourage just that. This is not only to help promote Scarborough College to Forces Families, but also a thank you from us for spreading the word and recommending Scarborough College to others.

Next Steps

If you are interested in finding out more about Scarborough College contact our Admissions team and Senior School Registrar by email or phone 01723 360620

Friendly atmosphere in a beautiful location

The College sits within an attractive 14-acre site overlooking the South Bay of Scarborough and is a very safe place to live and learn with students from all over the world. We have excellent travel links by rail, road and air and Scarborough College boasts glorious sea views from the main campus plus the town and beach are only a short walk away from the four homely boarding houses.

Scarborough is also within easy travelling distance to many beautiful locations including the North Yorkshire Moors, Dalby Forest and other well-known rural and historical towns including, Whitby, York, Bridlington, Harrogate, Ripon and Hull. Trips to many of these places are on offer to our day and boarding pupils throughout the year, ensuring we take full advantage of our location in the beautiful and diverse county of North Yorkshire.


Scarborough is an hour away from York by car and has a direct rail link to York as well. Hull and Middlesborough are within close proximity and London is three hours by train.

By road: Scarborough is easily accessible from the A64.

By air: Humberside airport and Leeds Bradford airport are both 1 hour 40 minutes away by car and Manchester airport is 2 hours 20 minutes, making them all within easy reach.

By Sea: The ferry terminal in Hull is approximately one and a half hours drive away. (sailings from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge)

By rail: Regular trains run from London and Edinburgh, change at York for Scarborough. Coast to coast lines run daily, calling at all major cities; Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, York and Scarborough. Scarborough College is approximately 5 minutes by taxi from the station.



As soon as Joseph walked into Scarborough College his shoulders visibly relaxed as he was immediately made to feel welcome.

We chose Scarborough College for several reasons, it offered fantastic opportunities academically whilst also recognising the students as individuals. With its healthy approach to outdoor pursuits especially the Yorkshire Grit programme, Josephs` confidence has grown personally and as a team player.

Joseph loves boarding life at Denys Crews House where he has made lifelong friends and sees it as his home from home. The house staff fully support Joseph whilst encouraging him to be independent, he is also able to attend the local swimming club and Youth Theatre outside of school.

We have no hesitation recommending Scarborough College to service parents and would be happy to discuss with any prospective parents if they wished.



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