Boarding schools in the UK refer to educational institutions where some or all pupils not only study but also live at school. Boarding schools offer academic programs for young students between 3 to 19 years old wishing to experience the UK education system or enter university after their A-Levels. Students at boarding schools are taught English as foreign language as well as other academic subjects such as mathematics, science, literature, sports, history, etc.
Boarding schools in the UK achieve good academic standards with about 80% of pupils at independent schools gaining five or more GCSE passes at grade A*-C.
British boarding schools in the UK usually require students to have at least elementary English but most schools can provide help for students who need further improvement. Children from overseas may need extra tuition in English during their first year and most schools have EFL departments that will help them out. Children with limited knowledge of English will be given intensive lessons at an extra charge and as their English improves they will be fully integrated into the normal school curriculum.
All Boarding schools in the UK are inspected by the government regularly, so parents may be reassured of the high standards of care, which their children will receive. All students at boarding schools in the UK are encouraged to take part in sporting activities as well as developing musical, artistic or acting skills. Boarding schools in the UK are about personal and social development of the student as well as passing exams.