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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.
Thomas's London Day Schools are a group of family run, co-educational schools for children from the ages of two and a half to thirteen. We offer first class Kindergarten, Lower, Middle and Upper School education in our preparatory schools throughout London. Thomas's educates over 1,850 children in Battersea, Clapham, Fulham and Kensington, with two Kindergartens, in Battersea and Pimlico. Children are taught from the age of two and a half up to senior school entry at the age of eleven or thirteen.
After kindergarten, children join their preparatory schools at the age of four. Pupils from Thomas's, Kensington and Thomas's, Fulham may transfer to Thomas's, Battersea or Thomas's, Clapham at the age of eleven. In these exploratory years, we offer a broad curriculum covering a wide range of subjects and skills so that by the time they leave us our pupils will have begun to identify individual areas of talent. Thus, in a positive and stimulating environment we ensure that each child achieves the best academic results of which he or she is capable.
Kindergarten Program; Lower School Program (Age 4 to 7); Middle School Program (Age 7 to 10); Upper School Program (Age 10 to 13). Our broad curriculum gives the pupils, during their formative years, the opportunity to explore a wide range of subjects and skills. French, Music, Drama, Art, Pottery, Ballet and PE are taught by specialist teachers.
MTO College is one of the most dynamic tutorial colleges in North London providing Key Stage 1-3, GCSE, A-Level, Higher Education (Access courses), and Further Education tuition to students wishing to meet school, college and university entrance requirements. Students from diverse backgrounds attend the tutorial college with the aim of accomplishing their desired grades.
Many of our teachers, during their time at MTO college, have received awards for their continuous hard work and dedication in delivering quality education to students and their commitment to education. Teachers at MTO College are continuously researching in order to improve their teaching methods, looking for innovative ways that would facilitate individual students.
Plymouth College is a co-educational school based in the bustling maritime city of Plymouth with the magnificent moorland, countryside and coastal landscapes of Devon and Cornwall close to hand. Our two locations, Prepschool towards the west near Stonehouase and our senior school to the north in the Mutley Plain shopping district are easily accessible and have been at the forefront of education in the South West of England since 1877 and, whilst quietly conscious of the past and traditions remain forward-looking and dynamic.
The school offers continuous education from ages 3 to 18 years with boarding facilities at the Senior School from age 11. We have a long tradition of providing a happy environment in which all pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential. Our recent Inspection Report described the life of a Plymouth College Preparatory School pupil as 'rich and rewarding' and we aim to provide children with the best possible start to their academic careers.
Day Program; Boarding Program; Preparatory School; Reception; Kindergarten; Lower School; Senior School; Sixth Form; Whilst most teaching time is given to core subjects, English, Maths and Science, ample time is given to other subjects to ensure a balance is maintained. Music, Dance, Drama, Art and Sport are also part of the curriculum.
Fulneck School is an Independent School offering nursery, junior, senior and sixth form programmes. Fulneck School is located in Leeds, West Yorkshire, which is 50 minutes from Manchester in the North of England. The school is placed in a prime location for both commuters and boarding pupils. Manchester airport is 1 hour from the school, Leeds Bradford International Airport is 20 minutes, and Leeds City Rail Station is 15 minutes from the site.
Although we are first and foremost a centre of education, Fulneck School is about much more than just examination results and academic ability. The individual development of each pupil is underpinned by the encouragement of self-discipline and responsibility. Pupils largely follow the National Curriculum and study towards public examinations in which Fulneck exceeds national averages. The broad curriculum covers all aspects of life: spiritual, moral, social, academic, creative, cultural and physical, ensuring the balanced development of all pupils from the age of 3.
Oxford International Study Centre is a well-established pre-university college situated in a beautiful building in the centre of Oxford, just one hour north of London. We pride ourselves on our outstanding reputation in preparing students for their A-Levels and GCSEs and also for University Entrance. Programmes include: Pre-Boarding school; Pre-University; English Language; Training for Companies (taught in the University and involving guest speakers from the University and Business); Study Abroad programmes; Vacation programmes, and Programmes for university students.
OISC has a grade one inspection report (“exceeds expectations” ) of the Independent Schools Inspectorate, which is an approved educational oversight body authorised by the UKVI. OISC is an associate member of the European Council of International Schools.
The teachers and trainers at OISC are from leading universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, and have many years’ experience of teaching international students and professional clients. The vast majority of our students who are applying to University gain a place at their first or second choice institution, and the pass rate for IELTS is 100%
Pre-University Academic / Language Courses:
- Year round English Language Courses
- Pre-Boarding School & Guardianship
- Pre-University (A Level & GCSE)
- University Foundation Programme
- Oxford & Cambridge University Entrance
- Gap Year / Study Abroad Programmes
Autumn and Winter Revision Programmes:
- A-Level and (I)GCSE
- UCAS + Personal Statement advice
- Preparation for Oxford and Cambridge
Interview Practice & Guidance:
- Entrance tests – LNAT, BMAT etc.
- International Baccalaureate
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.
18.The Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School, London
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The Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School runs dancing, singing, acting, design and film classes with professionals from theatre, film and television for children and young people from underprivileged backgrounds. We are located in Laura Place, Lower Clapton in the East London Borough of Hackney, 25 minutes north of London city. The Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School opened in 2001 as a Prince's Trust Business. Since then it has won 3 Business of London Awards and has a growing reputation within the performing arts industry.
As well as the regular timetable, students also have the opportunity to enter our in-house competitions, such as Stars in their Eyes, Voice Idol and Oscars, (a chance to show off drama pieces and win an AF School Oscar). Every year the Hackney based school puts on a Variety Performance at the Hackney Empire. All students have the opportunity to partake in this show and learn what it really means to work as a professional and as part of a team. The audience consists of casting directors, producers, tv/film directors and funders as well as family and friends.
We run dancing, singing, acting, design and film classes with professionals from theatre, film and television for children and young people from underprivileged backgrounds. Each Saturday during term-time, 165 students, aged 7 - 18 follow a time-table of Acting and Drama, Film, Singing, Dance and Set and Costume Design. These classes are taught by leading professionals who have a great rapport with young people. We also provide adult classes.
19.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
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.