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Rochester Independent College, in the County of Kent, just east of London, offers a distinctive alternative to a conventional sixth form and a stepping stone between school and university. Established in 1984, we accept day students from the age of 11 and boarders from the age of 16.
Students come to us from all over the UK and the world, as well as the local area. There are no bells ringing, no uniforms and everybody is on first name terms. The College has an atmosphere closer to university than school where students are treated as young adults.
About 60 of the College's 200 students are boarders. Our Halls combine the informality of a university residence with the supervision and pastoral support appropriate for young adults. The College offers students the opportunity to thrive in an atmosphere of managed independence and acts as a stepping stone between school and university.
Our focus is on examination success in a lively, supportive and informal atmosphere. Students are encouraged to be themselves and achieve exam results that often exceed their expectations. Rochester Independent College is accredited by the ISC (Independent Schools Council).
Co-educational Secondary School Program for boys & girls ages 11 and up:
- Day Programs (Ages 11 and up)
- Full Boarding Program (Ages 16 and up)
- One or two year A-level courses in sixth form
- GCSE courses in the Lower School
- English as a Foreign Language (ESL)
- Visual and Creative Art courses
Cambridge Seminars is a warm, friendly Sixth Form College for students between the ages of 16-20. We are located in the centre of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 50 miles (80 km) north east of London, accessible by train in an hour from both Liverpool Street and Kings Cross stations in London. A family atmosphere is fostered in which academic excellence flourishes. The college’s main focus is on Pre-University Foundation Programmes, GCE A-Levels, GCSE’s and English as a Foreign Language (EFL). We have been preparing students for university for the past twenty five years and continue to strive to meet and exceed our students’ expectations.
As a university preparation college, our objective is to get you, the student to the best university based on your abilities. You will achieve this either through the study of A-Levels or Pre-University Foundation Programmes. We also offer GCSE’s for those students who have not completed high school within their own country. We are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and have been highly praised by many of the leading universities for the quality of our academic achievement.
Sixth Form; Pre-University Foundation Programmes; GCE A-Levels; GCSE’s. As a university preparation college, our objective is to get you, the student to the best university based on your abilities. You will achieve this either through the study of A-Levels or Pre-University Foundation Programmes. We welcome international students. Acommodation is organised.
3. The American School in London
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The American School in London is a coeducational, independent school of over 1,200 international students, in Kindergarten 1 through Grade 12. Located in Central London near Finsbury Park, our students take full advantage of this wonderful city as a classroom, participating actively in its vibrant historical, artistic, and cultural venues. At the threshold of continental Europe, we introduce our students to the background and experiences that will create the international citizens of tomorrow.
We offer a singular opportunity to students—an American curriculum delivered by a first-rate faculty in one of the great cultural centers in the world. Students are selected on the basis of past school records, teacher recommendations and standardized testing scores. Because ASL is a home away from home for so many, we make sure there's always something going on. Extracurricular programs help students discover and develop their talents. From athletics and arts, to language study and community service, programs at the Lower, Middle and High School levels provide avenues to success for every student.
Early Childhood Program; Kindergarten Program for 4 and 5 year olds; Lower School Program; Middle School Program; High School Program; Advanced Placement Program; Athletics Program; Summer Programs. ASL follows an American curriculum of the highest quality. Subjects include English, math, social studies, science, Italian, music, art, drama, physical education and field studies.
4. Rossall School, Lancashire
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Rossall is one of the UK’s top co-educational day and boarding schools located on the picturesque coastland of North West England in Fleetwood, within the Wyre district in Lancashire, near Blackpool and an hour from Manchester and Liverpool. Providing a unique educational experience we offer a wide ranging choice of curriculums underpinned by a commitment to academic excellence. We have been producing successful, well rounded young people since 1844, so you can rest assured your son or daughter is in safe hands. Sports, the Arts and Activities form three of the four cornerstones of the Rossall School education experience.
All of our pupils have the opportunity to take part in each of these areas and we believe that this broad involvement helps to develop the well-rounded young people that characterize Rossall pupils from boys and girls educated elsewhere. Your children will receive the best in pastoral care and support every day they are at Rossall, helping them to settle in and make friends easily. 95% of Rossall graduates go on to attend some of the top universities in the UK and we maintain an excellent record of success at the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Day Programme; Boarding Programme from Middle School; Nursery; Infant; Primary Years Programme; Junior School; Middle School; Senior School Programmes; Sixth Form; International Baccalaureate Programme. The International Baccalaureate comprises six taught subjects including Mathematics, English, French, German or Spanish as a second language, Economics, Geography, History or Psychology, Chemistry, Biology or Physics and Art.
5. Taunton School, Somerset
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Located in Taunton, Somerset, in the South West of England, Taunton School is a private, independent boarding and day school for boys and girls ages 0-7 that incorporates a nursery school & pre-preparatory school. Children can enter Taunton Nursery School from after birth, most usually following maternity leave to suit parental needs and can join at any point during the year, depending on availability of places.
Children progress through three stages of Tounton Nursery School from ages 0-4. From here, they will move up into the first year of the Pre-Prep in the September following their fourth birthday. Alternatively they can join at an stage in the Pre-Prep Department.
In the Pre-Prep, we very much believe that education is a partnership between school and home. We recognise and encourage the central role that parents play in their child's learning and development. To achieve this, we strive to inform and involve parents as much as we possibly can. Our aim is to produce well-rounded, articulate children by providing a balanced curriculum covering all aspects of their development - social, emotional, physical and intellectual.
Nursery & Pre-Preparatory education for boys and girls aged 0 to 7 years:
- Taunton Nursery School 0 (Ages 0-2)
- Taunton Nursery School 1 (Ages 2-3)
- Taunton Nursery School 2 (Ages 3-4)
- Pre-Preparatory School (Ages 4-7)
6. Studio Film School
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Studio Film School provides creative workshops where children and teenagers (aged 7 - 16 years) learn all about film-making. We run workshops in 3 UK locations - Balham in south London, Wilmslow in Cheshire and Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire. Our workshops include Film-making, Animation and Acting for Camera, as well as School Holiday Workshops and more.
Alongside acting for camera, they also learn how to direct, skills in camera operation, editing, animation, scriptwriting, creating special effects and even more. Whilst boosting creativity, confidence, team-working and social skills, the young filmmakers also produce their own movie projects to share at ‘premiere’ screenings and at home.
Our workshops help to build confidence, develop teamwork and social skills, and inspire young imaginations. Our members learn about all aspects of film-making in a fun and creative environment, producing their own movies to share at our special 'premiere' screening events, and on DVD to watch at home.
- Film-making Party Packages (ages 7-14 years)
- Schools' and Corporate Film-making Workshops
7. The Hamilton School, Aberdeen
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The Hamilton School is an Independent Day School in Aberdeen, Scotland, presently offering Care and Education to pupils from three months to twelve years. It is a mixed school of Non Denominational religion. Our Primary School is accommodated in two Victorian villas, while our Early Years Department is housed in a new purpose built area with windows out onto the world.
Early Years - Nursery School & Preschool; Primary School.
8. Rydes Hill Preparatory School and Nursery, Guildford
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Located in Guildford, Surrey, South of England, Rydes Hill Preparatory School and Nursery is a one form entry, non-selective Roman Catholic school which caters for boys from 3 to 7 years and girls from 3 to 11 years. Rydes Hill offers nursery, kindergarten, pre-preparatory and preparatory programs. We are recognised as an eligible provider for the Nursery Education Grant Scheme. If you would like to give your child an exceptional start, academically and socially, then Rydes Hill Preparatory is the school for you.
Our Catholic school welcomes families from all denominations and we believe that every child benefits from the loving care and Christian values that underpin all we do. We are proud of our outstanding academic achievements. Our experienced and dedicated teachers encourage self-esteem and give our pupils a strong educational foundation. Recent 'Outstanding' Ofsted & ISI Inspection reports and excellent Key Stage 2 SATs results ensure that we are ranked in the top echelon of preparatory schools nationally and many of our pupils are awarded scholarships at leading senior schools.
- Nursery, Pre-preparatory and Preparatory Programs for boys from 3 to 7 years and girls from 3 to 11 years
- Nursery Program for three year olds
- Kindergarten and Pre-Preparatory Program at the age of 4+
- Preparatory Program for 7 -11 year olds
- Children learn the core skills of English, Mathematics and Science
- Specialist teachers for Science, Music, French, P.E. and Ballet
- Students have many opportunities for self-fulfilment, self-expression and discovery in the creative arts
9. North London International School
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Located in Friern Barnet, in the borough of Barnet in north London, North London International School (NLIS) is one of the UK's leading international schools. Recognised by the Council of International Schools (CIS), we are an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, and was one of the first in the UK to offer the full IB Programme. We teach boys and girls between the ages of 2-18. About 60% of our students are from the local North London area and the rest are international students.
We also offer a Quest programme with one-to-one tuition in reading, maths, writing and organisation, the arts, athletics and English as an additional language. We have a simple passion: to help your child to achieve more. We work together to provide a caring, stimulating and happy learning environment where our aim is to develop all children in our care to achieve the most possible and to prepare them for life as responsible, confident, articulate and industrious individuals. Our staff are committed to developing a child’s potential through structured and excellent teaching and through the sensitive and caring relationships that are nurtured with every individual.
- The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - ages 2-5
- The Primary Years Programme (PYP) - ages 3-11
- The Middle Years Programme (MYP) - ages 11-16
- The Diploma Programme (DP) - ages 16-19
- Quest Programme with One-on-One Tuition in reading, maths, writing and organisation
- Arts Programme
- Athletics Programme
- We also offer English as an Additional Language
- Boarding & Homestay programmes available
10. Stover School, South Devon
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Stover is one of south-west England's leading independent day and boarding schools for girls & boys aged 3 - 18 years. Boarding programmes are available for students ages 7 and up. We are situated between Plymouth and Exeter in South Devon in the south-west of England. Set in 60 acres of beautiful grounds in Stover, Newton Abbot, Stover enjoys the benefit of a rural location but has the advantage of an excellent transportation network by road, rail and air. Our aim is to provide a happy and nurturing environment enabling pupils to acquire excellent qualifications.
Stover School is a non-selective school and welcomes pupils of all abilities. We recognise that some pupils may need support in order to make the most of the opportunities offered by the school because of difficulties with learning disabilities.
We are proud of our record of achieving outstanding results at GCSE and A-Level, which are a testament to the hard work of the pupils and staff. Stover's key ethos is the delivery of a quality education, delivered in small classes in accordance with Christian principles that enable pupils to acquire the confidence and skills required to lead successful lives as good citizens.