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.

England[edit]

Some pre reformation former (non-extant) schools[edit]

Extant schools[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]

Former (non-extant) schools[edit]

Haverfordwest Grammar School, founded no later than 1488 and at one time in the 20th Century one of only two public schools in Wales. The school closed in 1978.

Extant schools[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]

See also[edit]