Campbell College

Type of school: Boys Senior school with a junior department or a prep school

Nearest international airport: Belfast City Airport (4km)

Age Range: 3-18

Number of pupils: 1200

Number of boarders: 138

Fees per term: Boarding: £4,318- £6,093
Day: £838–£2,615


Campbell College Building and GroundsOur commitment

Is to welcome, challenge and inspire every pupil to be the very best they can be, to push themselves and to stand tall as contributors to a global society.  Academic achievements are important and we expect our pupils to strive for high grades, it is our duty to harness the potential in every pupil whether it is academic, creative, physical or otherwise. We want our boys to leave with an assured set of values; we want them to believe they can truly make a difference in society and to leave with things that are going to matter to them for the rest of their lives.

Why Campbell College?

From the moment you drive through the gates and glimpse the stunning surrounds you will see that this is no ordinary school. It has been described as “boy heaven” by a number of parents and with nearly 100 acres of beautiful grounds and over 120 years of history, Campbell College is the perfect setting for boys to be inspired, both at work and at play.

We welcome boys from 3-18 years including boarders from all over the world into a safe learning environment. Small class sizes allow for individual attention and the provision of a tailor-made education. Teaching is focussed on harnessing the energy of boys and channelling it in the right direction, our libraries are dedicated to boys reading and the extra-curricular activities are tailored specifically for the adventurous and active nature of boys.

Achieving personal bests

Academic success is vital and the results over recent years prove that, at every level, Campbell College is delivering. In the top 11% of ‘Value Added Schools’ in the UK, our philosophy is that each pupil has the right to be pushed and our teaching and pastoral system allows this to happen. Annually the School boasts a higher than average placement of pupils into key areas of economic growth such as Engineering, Business & Finance, Law and the Creative Arts across a number of universities including Russell Group institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, Durham and Edinburgh. We are also proud of the fact that we enjoy higher than average acceptance rates across all university applications, especially for Medicine.

Campbell College PupilMore to life

School should be about more than just academic results. What our boys learn outside the classroom is very important in preparing them for life beyond School. The sporting facilities are numerous:11 rugby pitches, 5 cricket pitches, 2 Astro Turf hockey pitches, 4 tennis courts, squash court, running track, indoor shooting range, indoor swimming pool, fully equipped strength and conditioning suite, 3 sports halls…and a lake!

The Schools sporting achievements include Olympians, Commonwealth Games medial winners and the list goes on. A buzzing art department, a 120 seat theatre and active drama and music departments allow the talents of our budding artists, musicians and actors to flourish. The College Combined Cadet Force, one of the largest in the UK, boasts over 350 cadets over 3 sections. In 2015 an Upper Sixth student, was awarded the prestigious Sir John Thomson Memorial Sword for the top RAF Cadet from the whole of the UK.

A home from home

We have been welcoming boarders from all over the world for over 100 years, and we are only a 1 hour flight from London and other regional airports. It is an integral part of the school and shapes the overall sense of community that is apparent through the campus. When it comes to pastoral care we believe in going the extra mile to ensure our boys remain happy, healthy and safe.

Because of the guidance, support, discipline, humour, kindness, respect and regard of the boarding team, our son gained confidence in himself gaining study habits and life skills which have made him successful and a very fine young man of whom we are very proud and, more importantly, who is proud of himself.”