School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 3 - 18
Type Boarding Day School Weekly Boarding
Size 925
Bursaries Available

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.

Mr Jon Reddin

Open Days & Events

Explore what makes Ratcliffe special at the next Open Morning. Meet with teachers and students, delve into our rich curriculum and tour our picturesque 200-acre rural campus.

Book your Open Morning place:

  • Saturday 2nd March 2024, 9.30 – 12pm
  • Saturday 21st September 2024, 9.30am – 12pm

Our Bursary awards

Our Bursary awards are designed to support talented students from low income families and are available for up to 90% of a student’s school Fee, and in exceptional circumstances up to 100%.

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

Contact Details

Ratcliffe College

Fosse Way , Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicester , Leicestershire, LE7 4SG

Ratcliffe College

Fosse Way , Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicester , Leicestershire, LE7 4SG

Ratcliffe College is an independent, co-educational, Catholic boarding and day school, for pupils aged between 3-18, located in the heart of England, Leicestershire. Founded in 1847 by the Rosminian Fathers, and set in 200 acres of beautiful, rural grounds on an enclosed campus, pupils benefit daily by working and playing within a truly inspirational physical environment.

Our Headmaster Jon Reddin

Our Headmaster Jon Reddin


Ratcliffe’s inclusive Catholic ethos is complemented by the outstanding quality of the School’s community through which the School’s Mission, “Learning and Growing in the Light of the Gospel”, serves to nurture resilience and develop maturity.

Ratcliffe College is renowned for getting the very best out of young people and providing every opportunity for pupils to exceed expectations, as well-rounded individuals. Ratcliffe boasts a winning combination of community-feel, excellent teaching, small class sizes, outstanding pastoral care, and state-of-the-art facilities in which to learn and grow within a rich learning environment.

Ratcliffe College has repeatedly ranked in the top 1% nationally for value added results at A Level. 

Typically, over 95% of students move onto their first-choice career pathway after A Level, with a clear majority of students winning places at Russell Group universities, and some Oxbridge. Young people leave Ratcliffe with a strong sense of who they are and their purpose in the world, equipped to make a difference to the communities in which they live and work.

Ratcliffe benefits from a vibrant, warm and welcoming boarding community that has long been part of the School’s history. Its close-knit community of friends and teachers’ is a supportive environment where young people can thrive. Boarding at Ratcliffe provides a world of opportunities and benefits to support students alongside their studies, with a wide breadth of trips and boarding activities available during the week and at weekends.

The school’s latest ISI Inspection [in 2022] achieved the highest grade of ‘Excellent’ in all areas.

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