List of the oldest schools in the United Kingdom

This list of the oldest schools in the United Kingdom contains extant schools in the United Kingdom established prior to 1700 and a few former schools established prior to the Reformation. The dates refer to the foundation or the earliest documented contemporary reference to the school. In many cases the date of the original foundation is uncertain. For conciseness schools whose date is cited on their own page in Wikipedia are not cited again here. Though not technically in the United Kingdom, one school (Elizabeth College) in Guernsey – which forms part of the British Isles – is included in this list.

EnglandEdit

Sixth centuryEdit

Seventh centuryEdit

Eighth centuryEdit

Tenth centuryEdit

Eleventh centuryEdit

Twelfth centuryEdit

Thirteenth centuryEdit

Fourteenth centuryEdit

Fifteenth centuryEdit

Sixteenth centuryEdit

Seventeenth centuryEdit

WalesEdit

Thirteenth centuryEdit

Sixteenth centuryEdit

Seventeenth centuryEdit

ScotlandEdit

Twelfth centuryEdit

Thirteenth centuryEdit

Fourteenth centuryEdit

Fifteenth centuryEdit

Dumbarton Academy dates back to 15th century (1486)

The Mary Erskine School (1694)

Sixteenth centuryEdit

Seventeenth centuryEdit

wodensfied primary school

Northern IrelandEdit

Seventeenth centuryEdit

Channel IslandsEdit

Sixteenth centuryEdit

See alsoEdit

References for schools not having their own pageEdit

  1. ^ see: Vitae Corona Fides: The History of Colchester Royal Grammar School by Trevor Hearn'
  2. ^ "History & Heritage". Exeter Cathedral School. 2018. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Burnsall School: A Brief Historical Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Welcome to the website of Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School". Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  5. ^ Cripps, Melanie. "Prospectus-31.10.16" (PDF). Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  6. ^ Schools Inquiry Commission (1868). Report of the Commissioners. G .E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode. p. Appendix 60. Retrieved 15 December 2018.