Padworth College Brochure_June 2019

Padworth at a glance

Padworth at a glance

Admissions: Our admissions process is very simple, please provide: • A Registration Form • Latest School Report • Copy of a Birth Certificate (for

• We offer fully-supervised trips at the weekends covering cultural, geographical and historical places of interest Preparation for University: Padworth students achieve excellent results each year, enabling many of them to gain places at some of the UK’s top universities. We provide challenging and in-depth study as preparation for entrance. • Our University & Careers Adviser works closely with all A Level and Foundation students to ensure they receive guidance and support with their university applications (UCAS) • We offer presentations on choosing courses and universities as well as sessions on writing personal statements • Attendance at university open days are supported and encouraged Pastoral Care: • Boarding is central to the ethos of the College and the close-knit community has a strong sense of home from home • Outstanding pastoral care is provided by the residential team and is complemented by full medical support from the local doctor’s surgery • Boarding students live on campus in boarding houses, with separate houses for boys and girls. The majority of the rooms are single study bedrooms • All meals are served in the College dining hall and lovingly prepared by our team of chefs who are able to cater for all requirements

A unique experience

international students) and Passport Character reference

For full details on our admissions process please refer to our website: Location:

A unique experience

Padworth is situated South East of Reading, with London close by. With direct trains from local stations the journey takes around 30 minutes into the centre of London. By air: London Heathrow Airport is 40 minutes by car, and Gatwick, Luton and Stansted Airports are all linked to Reading by motorway and bus services. We run a comprehensive Airport Transfer Service from/to London Heathrow Airport on Boarders’ travel days at no extra cost. For more information please contact Tessa Howard-Vyse, Director of External Relations, +44 (0) 118 983 2644

Academic: Padworth’s curriculum aims to contribute effectively to every student’s intellectual, physical and personal development according to their age and ability. We prepare every student for the next stage of education, training or employment and provide the skills needed for life-long learning. Padworth offers choice and flexibility to deliver a well-balanced and broad-based curriculum with a strong academic core. We assist each student to choose the right subjects in relation to their abilities and aspirations. Central to the success of our approach is the individual support given to each student by their teachers. This enables them to establish trusting relationships which we believe draws out the best in every student and encourages them to fulfil their academic potential.

Programme Options: Padworth offers a broad range of Academic Programmes. Each Programme offers a wide range of academic subjects and extra-curricular activities.

• 1 Year I/GCSE Programme • 2 Year I/GCSE Programme • 18 Month A Level Programme • 2 Year A Level Programme

• 1 Year Business Foundation Programme • 2, 4 or 6 week Academic Summer School • Short Immersion Programme Enrichment Programme: • We organise a varied programme of sport, social and recreational activities and trips throughout the week, as well as regular excursions every weekend. This includes a range of sports and a variety of clubs and activities designed to foster team spirit and the confidence to integrate with others when students move on from Padworth

Padworth at a glance

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A unique education at Padworth

• Focus on the Individual: Small class sizes with each student following their own individual programme of learning, in a supportive environment • Tailored academic pathways: To prepare students for British universities through flexible GCSE, A Level or Business Foundation programmes • Unique approach to learning: Combining a traditional British, well-balanced curriculum, with a modern and unique approach • Global Diversity: 30 different nationalities celebrating cultural diversity, with 20% British students • EAL Programme: Embedded in our learning approach and tailored to the individual requirements of every student • Location: Close to London and London Heathrow Airport, yet in the middle of a picturesque and safe environment. Only 30 minutes to London by train

Welcome to Padworth College We are an international co-educational boarding and day school for students aged 13 to 19. “At Padworth we strive to uphold the innovative vision of our founders to offer a truly unique educational experience – based on small classes in a personal, informal atmosphere, which focuses on each individual’s talents. We aim to develop reflective, creative and caring thinkers with a global outlook based on open-mindedness, intercultural understanding and respect.” Our Vision: Our goal is to unlock the academic potential of each student and encourage them to realise their ambitions. • Our educational philosophy is based on the Oxford University tutorial model of teaching, with personalised attention • A programme of learning is devised for each individual that reflects university and career aspirations, as well as personal interests and ability • Our class sizes are small for optimum learning and to encourage student- teacher interaction Our Aims: • To create a caring, supportive environment in which students can feel at home • To develop all aspects of a student’s character • To encourage a strong sense of community • To build a student’s self-motivation and ensure they develop a professional attitude in and out of the classroom

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