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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. Boarding is available for A-level students and Year 11 students on GCSE courses who are aged 16 or older.
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 65 of the College's 280 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 GCSE courses in the Lower School
- One or two-year A-level courses in Sixth Form
- Retake programs – GCSE and A level
- Medical, Dental and Vet Science Programs
- Visual and Creative Art courses
- Film and Media Studies
- English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
Spratton Hall is an independent co-educational Pre-Prep and Prep School in Northamptonshire in the East Midlands, UK. We teach more than 400 pupils aged between 4 and 13 who travel from Leicstershire as well as Northamptonshire to attend Spratton Hall. With our main building located in a Georgian manor house on 50 beautiful acres of countryside, Spratton Hall is approximately 7 miles north of the town of Northampton.
Spratton Hall provides an excellent education to its pupils. Led by the Head Master, Mr Stephen Player, and the exceptionally well-qualified teaching team, the pupils leave Spratton Hall at the end of Year 8 with an outstanding all round education and skills that will support them throughout their lives. Spratton Hall feeds into the top private schools in the area such as Oundle, Oakham, Uppingham and Rugby. The latest inspection report by the ISI voted Spratton Hall as excellent and outstanding in all areas.
Hampton Court House, located in Surrey (35 minutes from London), South East England, is an independent co-educational school offering programs to children from Nursery (3.5 year olds) to Year 11 (16 year olds). Most children who come to Hampton Court House stay on to take GCSEs. Those who do wish to move on earlier are fully prepared for the 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance and scholarship examinations of the leading boys’ and girls’ schools. Hampton Court House was founded 8 years ago. Already we have grown into a school of almost 200 pupils. So we are a new school and yet a traditional school. The most important thing to us is that children enjoy being here and that they look forward each day to coming to school. We want to lay the foundations of a life long love of learning.
Moreton Hall Prep School is a co-educational, private, junior school for boys and girls from Nursery through to Prep school (ages 3-13), offering boarding (ages 7-13) and day facilities (ages 3-13). It is located in Bury St Edmunds, a town in the county of Suffolk in the south-east of England, approximately 90 minutes north-east of London and 30 minutes east of Cambridge.
Our small school size but spacious surroundings allow us to look after each boy or girl as an individual in an environment they find both understanding and supportive. Our class sizes ensure that overseas students integrate fully and receive an educational experience they enjoy while they are with us, and value afterwards.
Each boy and girl is a welcome member of our family for who they are; no-one needs to be worried about being overlooked, misunderstood or side-lined. This inclusiveness is at the heart of our school’s strength.
After all, good teaching depends and thrives upon the quality of the relationship between teacher and student. The better they understand each other, the more the rapport is tailored at a personal level, the more fruitful and lasting are the educational gains.
Worth School is a Benedictine (Catholic) independent co-educational day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 11-18. The school is situated in Turners Hill, West Sussex, in South East England, only 50 km from London and 12 km from Gatwick Airport. At Worth, we see our pupils as 'Lanterns to Light'. Inspiring pupils to think, learn, create, imagine and perform is crucial if each individual is to develop their intellectual potential. Pupils are not merely taught what they need to know but, much more importantly, how to learn.
Academic Excellence is achieved primarily by excellent teaching and also by the application of new approaches to learning and a variety of exciting opportunities in which to discover and learn. A major strength of the school is the broad curriculum and the all-round education that pupils enjoy. Worth is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate alongside the traditional A Level curriculum, so that Sixth Form pupils can have as wide a choice as possible in the type of curriculum that suits them best. Examination results in both the IB and A Levels are high and our students enter the very best universities in the UK and abroad.
- Day Programmes for boys and girls aged 11-18
- Boarding Programmes for boys from Year 7 upwards, for girls as of Year 9
- Lower School
- Middle School
- Senior School
- Sixth Form
- International Baccalaureate Programme
- Learning Support Classes
- English as an Additional Language (EAL)
- Core Subjects include Art, English, Drama, French, Geography, History, ICT, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Science and Technology
Stowe School is a co-educational independent boarding school in Buckingham, just one hour north of London in the heart of the English countryside. The School enjoys a national reputation and attracts pupils from across the UK; a further 10% of its pupils are international. Nearly 90% of pupils enjoy full boarding, but the School also welcomes over 70 day pupils from nearby towns and villages. We are a wonderful school in the most sublime setting which celebrates youth rather than stifling it. Stowe embodies the English Enlightenment and its ethos continues to be shaped by the people who teach and learn here.
We offer an inspiring environment for the education of boys and girls aged thirteen to eighteen in the firm belief that every one of them has the potential for excellence waiting to be unearthed and burnished – the jewel within. Through teaching of the highest calibre, Stoics are encouraged to think for themselves, challenge conventional orthodoxies and pursue their own enthusiasms. They rejoice in the differences that exist between them – intellectually, in sporting prowess and in artistic and creative achievements.
Lower School (3rd-5th Form); Upper School (from 6th Form).
* Pupils are encouraged to make the most of their academic abilities.
* Through discussion and guidance from their tutors, they are set targets and given a clear understanding of our expectations.
* Subjects include English, math, social studies, science as well as a wide range of artistic and creative subjects such as art, music, design, drama and theatre.
Located in Friern Barnet, in the borough of Barnet in north London, Dwight School London 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 40% of our students are from the local North London area and the rest are international students.
Dwight School London is privileged to be part of the internationally renowned Dwight family of schools. We share the Dwight pillars of Personalised Learning, Community and Global Vision and are committed to igniting the spark of genius in every child.
Our learners are proud to come from diverse backgrounds; they celebrate and learn from each others’ perspectives, and they take pride in taking action to make a better world.
Our open-minded approach that values diversity and innovation is underpinned by the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate programmes that open pathways to the top universities across the globe. Our students are critical and creative thinkers, empowered by inquiry-led learning and an expectation that they will be independent learners who create meaning from their experiences.
- Nursery - ages 2-3
- The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - ages 3-4
- The Primary Years Programme (PYP) - ages 4-11
- The Middle Years Programme (MYP) - ages 11-16
- The Diploma Programme (DP) - ages 16-18
- Quest Programme with one-on-one tuition in reading, maths, writing and organisation for students who require learning support
- English as an Additional Language
- Homestay programme available for students age 16+
- Forest School accredited provider
8.Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College, London
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Wonderfully located near Kensington Palace, Ashbourne College in Kensington, West London, is an Independent Sixth Form College offering GCSE and A level pre-university education to international and UK students. Following the university ethos, the college combines informality and an adult approach to education, at both A level and GCSE, with a disciplined system in which each student's work is carefully monitored.
The college is fully co-educational and considers its primary strength to be its small size, coupled with its friendly and caring approach. The School is diverse, with approximately 50% of students coming from overseas.
Ashbourne is one of the best private colleges for A levels (pre-university) in the UK. It offers many opportunities, including: class sizes of 10 or less, a choice of over 30 subjects, and excellent academic results. The college appeals to those who want a more grown-up approach to education but who also value the support, encouragement and academic focus that are Ashbourne's hallmarks.
Bromsgrove School is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school located in the town of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire in the West Midlands region of Central England. Bromsgrove is about 16 miles (26 km) north east of Worcester and 13 miles (21 km) south west of Birmingham city centre. We offer outstanding education for students from the age of 3 - 18 in our Nursery School & Pre-Preparatory School, Preparatory School, Senior School and Sixth Form. Boarding facilities are available for preparatory school, senior school and sixth form students from the ages of 13 - 18.
The Good Schools Guide proclaims that Bromsgrove "inhabits the academic stratosphere", enjoys "oustanding leadership" and "outstanding sport", while official inpectors OFSTED rate both Senior and Prep School as "outstanding." If you believe in league tables, then Bromsgrove is in the top ten (sometimes top five) of all British coeducational boarding/day schools. The School's facilities are exceptional.
Though over twelve hundred of the fifteen hundred pupils in the constituencies of Bromsgrove School are British, Bromsgrove is home to thirty-five different nationalities.
- Nursery School
- Pre-Preparatory School
- Preparatory School
- Senior School
- Sixth Form (International Baccalaureate, A level or a limited BTEC option are available)
- Boarding Facilities available for students aged 13 upwards
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
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