Registration: By age 10
No. of Pupils: 1,300
Admissions: A challenging Eton pre-test, plus interview and previous school reports; Common Entrance at age 13.
Curriculum: GCSE, A-Levels, and Pre-U examinations
Campus and facilities: School buildings are periodically modernised according to the school’s development programme. The flagship new facility, The Tony Little Centre for Innovation and Research in Learning, is dedicated to increased research into neuroscience, new apps and changing technologies. When it comes to sports, a number of pitches accommodate cricket, football, hockey and more, while a gymnasium features sports halls, rooms for weight training, fencing and martial arts, a climbing wall, and a 25m swimming pool.
Noteworthy: One of the most famous all-boys’ English public schools in the world, Eton College was founded in 1440 by Henry VI. Its alumni include Prince William and Prince Harry, as well as 19 British prime ministers. Eton is one of four remaining single-sex boys’ schools in Britain and emphasises high academic standards, with the success rate for entry into Oxbridge and other top UK universities astonishingly high.
New: The student body boasts a number of impressive wins across sports to other extracurricular activities, from placing first at the Oxford Union Schools Debating Competition—the largest secondary-level debating event in the country—to being selected for international hockey matches.
Term fees: £12,910
Eton, Berkshire (near Windsor), etoncollege.com