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Eton College, often informally referred to simply as Eton, is an English boys' independent boarding school located in Eton, Berkshire, near Windsor. It educates over 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",<ref name="Nevill, p.3 ff">Nevill, p.3 ff.</ref> making it the 18th oldest HMC school.

Eton is one of ten English Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference schools, commonly referred to as "public schools", regulated by the Public Schools Act of 1868. Following the public school tradition, Eton is a full boarding school, which means all pupils live at the school, and it is one of four such remaining single-sex boys' public schools in the United Kingdom (the others being Harrow, Radley, and Winchester) to continue this practice. Eton has educated 19 British prime ministers and generations of the aristocracy and has been referred to as the chief nurse of England's statesmen.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Charging up to £11,478 per term (there are three terms per academic year) in 2014/15, Eton is the sixth most expensive HMC boarding school in the UK.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


Eton College sections
Intro  Background   Overview    History    School terms    Boys' houses    Head masters: 1442 \u2013 present    Uniform    Tutors and teaching    Societies   Grants and prizes   Incentives and sanctions    Prefects    Sports    Music and drama    Celebrations    School magazines    Charitable status and fees    Controversy    Historical relations with other schools    Old Etonians    Partially filmed at Eton    See also    Notes    References    Further reading    External links   

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