List of the oldest schools in the United Kingdom

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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. (One school in the Channel Islands is listed even though these are not part of the United Kingdom.)

England[edit]

Sixth century[edit]

Seventh century[edit]

Eighth century[edit]

Tenth century[edit]

Eleventh century[edit]

Twelfth century[edit]

Thirteenth century[edit]

Fourteenth century[edit]

Fifteenth century[edit]

Sixteenth century[edit]

Seventeenth century[edit]

Wales[edit]

Thirteenth century[edit]

Sixteenth century[edit]

Seventeenth century[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Twelfth century[edit]

Thirteenth century[edit]

Fourteenth century[edit]

Fifteenth century[edit]

Sixteenth century[edit]

Seventeenth century[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

Seventeenth century[edit]

Channel Islands[edit]

Sixteenth century[edit]

See also[edit]

References for schools not having their own page[edit]

  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.[better source needed]
  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.