Eton College

Eton College is a world-renowned public school, and sits in the heart of Eton town, England.

It was founded in 1440 by Henry VI under the name Kynge’s College of Our Ladye of Eton besyde Windesore, intended as a sister institution to King’s College, Cambridge, making it the 18th-oldest Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) school. Eton College is particularly well-known for its history, wealth, and notable alumni, called Old Etonians.

Eton is one of only three public schools, along with Harrow (founded in 1572) and Radley (founded in 1847), to retain the boys-only, boarding-only tradition, which means that its boys live at the school seven days a week during term-time.

Eton College has educated prime ministers, world leaders, Nobel laureates, Academy Award and BAFTA award-winning actors, and generations of the aristocracy.

More specific information can be found on the Eton College website, using these quick links: