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.
Advantages of Studying at Boarding Schools
There are several reasons that you should consider sending your children to study in Boarding Schools in the UK.
Getting ready for your ideal job
Since UK qualifications are universally accredited by employers, studying in England’s boarding schools sets the stage for an ideal career. It’s not just about qualifications, by living in the UK and socializing with international students from around the world, you can improve your English skills and learn more about their unique customs and culture (excellent for international work and life).
Completing your language skills
The earlier you start learning a language, the easier it is to learn. Boarding schools in England specialize in turning a child with very little English into a student with excellent language skills and ready him/her for college and university. Thanks to low-capacity classes and professional teachers, you can expect to develop your language skills very quickly, even with a British accent! It should be borne in mind that language skills will naturally evolve as classes begin, but most schools offer further tuition assistance upon request.
Having a unique cultural experience
Studying in the UK is an opportunity to make new friends from all over the world and get to know them more by exploring cities such as London as well as the landmarks of England with your teachers and classmates.
Trying new arts and sports
You may be surprised at the importance of music, performing arts, fine arts, public speaking, sports and community in boarding schools. Just as sports and the arts help to keep one happy and healthy, sports and the arts are also very useful for building creativity, confidence, and teamwork. They can also lead a person to extraordinary jobs. In most schools, there are various art and sports classes that are optional after school hours or at the end of the week with excellent facilities. Photography, soccer, dance, chess, theater, songwriting, computer programming, painting, sailing, horseback riding, skiing, and hockey are some of these activities.
Joining an international community
British boarding schools are open to students of all religions, nationalities, and cultures. By living and studying in boarding schools in England, you can find friends from all over the world and acquire essential skills in understanding other cultures.
In order to accommodate and educate students, boarding schools in England must meet the stringent standards of the British government and relevant institutions. These standards cover the quality of education, accommodation, student welfare, and facilities.
What are the costs of boarding schools in the UK?
UK Boarding school fees include the cost of the pension along with the tuition fee. The costs for these schools vary from year to year but average between £ 20000 and £ 30000 per year. It may seem expensive at first but it is very cost-effective when it comes to teaching quality, high level of care and supervision, proper accommodation and nutrition, excellent academic and sports facilities and many off-plan activities. The costs of boarding schools in England depend on the age of the student and factors such as school location, type of school, facilities, equipment, and study subjects.
Boarding Schools in the UK for International Students
Most 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. They also pay greater attention to subject definitions and vocabulary than a mainstream teacher might.
Our Partner Boarding Schools in the UK
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. There is also a greater understanding of the particular needs of international borders. 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.
A-Z List of UK Boarding Schools
|Abbey DLD Group of Colleges||Canford School||Kensington Park School||Sherfield School|
|Akeley Wood School||Caterham School||Kingham Hill School||St Edmund’s College|
|Ashford School||Chelsea Independent College||Kingswood School||St Francis’ College|
|Badmington School||Clayesmore School||Lord Wandsworth College||St John’s College|
|Berkhamsted School||David Game||Mill Hill International||Stonar School|
|Bournemouth Collegiate School||D’Overbroeck’s College||Millfield School||Talbot Heath School|
|Box Hill School||Durham School||Mount Kelly School||TASIS The American School in England|
|Brooke House College||Earlscliffe College||Moyles Court School||Taunton School & Taunton School International|
|Bryanston School||Fulneck School||Pitsford School (Northampton Grammar School)||Wellington School|
|Buckswood – St George’s||Hampshire Collegiate School||Queen Ethelburga’s College|
|Buckswood School||Hurtwood House College||Reddam House School (Bearwood College)|
|Cambridge Centre for sixth form Studies||International Community School (ICS)||Royal Russell School|
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