Eton was founded by King Henry VI in 1440 and lies just across the river Thames from the pretty Berkshire town of Windsor; most famous for its royal castle. Throughout its history Eton has been one of the leading independent schools in the UK and it continues to provide a stimulating all-round education, coupled with academic excellence.
Eton is a boys’ boarding school with around 1,300 pupils. Their pupils join at the age of 13 (with a few joining in the sixth form) and continue right through until they are 18.
Eton College is a modern, forward-thinking school which embraces new opportunities within teaching and learning. Tradition remains important and still shapes some of their guiding principles, but it is a willingness to innovate which has seen the school thrive for almost six centuries.