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Boarding Schools in UK


According to the latest figures from the Independent Schools Council, around 39% of boarders in UK boarding schools are international students. Although this percentage has increased rapidly over the last few years (36% in 2012 and 31% in 2008), in 2016 it dropped by around 1.4%. The level of academic and pastoral support offered to international students varies from school to school. However, membership of the British Association of Independent Schools with International Students (BAISIS) indicates a school that is making a particular effort to help international students to integrate and fulfill their academic potential. BAISIS is a group of 55 British independent schools and colleges, which exists as an organization to share best practice in academic and pastoral provision for international students. BAISIS provides networking opportunities and training for teachers, boarding staff and managers dealing with these children.

A

1
Abbey DLD Group of Colleges

Akeley Wood School

Ashford School

B

1
Badmington School

Berkhamsted School

Bournemouth Collegiate School

Box Hill School

Brooke House College

Bryanston School

Buckswood - St George’s

Buckswood School

C

1
Cambridge Centre for sixth form Studies

Canford School

Caterham School

Chelsea Independent College

Clayesmore School

D

1
David Game

D'Overbroeck's College

Durham School

E

1
Earlscliffe College

F

1
Fulneck School

H

1
Hampshire Collegiate School

Hurtwood House College

I

1
International Community School (ICS)

K

1
Kensington Park School

Kingham Hill School

Kingswood School

L

1
Lord Wandsworth College

M

1
Mill Hill International

Millfield School

Mount Kelly School

Moyles Court School

P

1
Pitsford School (Northampton Grammar School)

Q

1
Queen Ethelburga's College

R

1
Reddam House School (Bearwood College)

Royal Russell School
 
 
 

S

1
Sherfield School

St Edmund's College

St Francis' College

St John's College

Stonar School
 
 
 
 

T

1
Talbot Heath School

TASIS The American School in England

Taunton School & Taunton School International
 
 
 
 

W

1
Wellington School
 
 
Some, but not all, UKStudy boarding school partners are BAISIS members who have international study centers (ISCs) or international schools attached to them. These centers form a stepping stone into the British school system by providing intensive English language tuition, lessons in other academic subjects and supportive pastoral care aimed at helping a student to settle in quickly. In the classroom, teachers have additional training in linguistic awareness as well as the usual training in their specific subject. They typically teach smaller groups than are found in their parent schools and pay greater attention to subject definitions and vocabulary than a mainstream teacher might. Meanwhile, in the boarding house, sympathy is balanced with greater and more overt clarity of instruction than is usually found within a mainstream boarding school, and there is a greater understanding of the particular needs of international boarders. In this way, international students can make quicker academic and linguistic progress and settle in more easily than might be the case in a mainstream school. In response to the needs of boarding school students studying in the UK, UKStudy has developed an index of all UK boarding schools accredited by the British counsel. Below, you will find a small description of every boarding school in the UK tagged to a link leading to the designated page of each college for further information.
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