Eton College is an English independent boarding school for boys in Eton, Berkshire, near Windsor. It educates more than 1,300 pupils, aged 13 to 18 years. It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as "The King's College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor", making it the 18th oldest Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference school. Eton is a boys’boarding school with around 1,300 pupils. Our pupils join at the age of 13 (with a few joining in the sixth form) and continue right through until they are 18. Ours is a modern, forward-thinking school which embraces new opportunities within teaching and learning. Tradition remains important and still shapes some of our guiding principles, but it is a willingness to innovate which has seen the school thrive for almost six centuries. We offer an excellent sports and activities programme enabling boys to identify and develop their own skills and strengths, within a supportive environment. We welcome talented boys, whatever their background and can offer significant levels of financial support (up to 100% of full fees). If you’re considering sending your son here please do come and visit and experience Eton for yourselves.