Ratcliffe College

An independent, co-educational, Catholic day and boarding school for pupils aged 3 -18 with strong Catholic values and ethos. Founded in 1847 by the Rosminian Fathers, Ratcliffe is steeped in history and tradition. Surrounded by 200 acres of beautiful grounds situated in Leicestershire, central England. Ratcliffe is inclusive of all with a real sense of community, offering exceptional teaching and outstanding pastoral care with small class sizes.

Fosse Way
Ratcliffe on the Wreake

+44 (0)1509 817000

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ISC associations: HMC, IAPS, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 916

Ratcliffe College fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£8,566 to £12,870

Day fees per term:
£3,780 to £6,563

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
855 / 6001

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 18 (420)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (47)

Sixth Form: (60)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 18 (414)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (35)

Sixth Form: (58)

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Ratcliffe College offers a wide range of scholarships to recognise academic, sporting, musical, dramatic and artistic talent amongst students for the senior school. Scholarships are available for those entering Year 7 or Year 12.

We have the highest expectations of our scholarship students; challenging each of them to fulfil their potential in all of their endeavours. Scholarships are for students that have a particular passion or talent that they wish to pursue throughout and beyond their education. As a scholar, students will receive additional support in their subject field and also a 5-20% fee remission.

As a Catholic school our aim is to help children who, under normal circumstances, would not be able to benefit from a Ratcliffe education. Our Bursary awards are designed to support talented students from low income families and are available for up to 80% of a student’s school fee and in exceptional circumstances up to 100%.

Bursaries are available for those entering Year 7 or Year 12 only and all awards are subject to parental means testing.

For further enquiries, please contact our Admissions Team on 01509 817072 or admissions@ratcliffecollege.com

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies