bishopstrow college International Study Centre for students 7 - 17 years | 3 bishopstrow coll ge A pathway o excellence
bishopstrow college at a glance Established in 2006, Bishopstrow College is the UK’s only independent International Boarding School, offering English language and academic pathway programmes to prepare international students for entry into the UK’s leading boarding schools. We are not affiliated to any individual school, so students are completely free to choose where they continue their education. The College operates as a traditional British boarding school, but with an innovative four-term academic year, with terms commencing in September, January, March and June. A 5 week Academic Summer Programme provides a further start date in July. The College offers a variety of programmes, with a focus on intensive English language tuition and immersion in the National Curriculum, in a number of subjects including Mathematics, Geography, History and Science. Each term, we welcome up to 80 boys and girls, aged 7-17 years, from around 20 different nationalities and a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. This is intentional, since it encourages students to speak English whilst they are with us. From the moment they arrive at Bishopstrow, students are immersed and integrated into British life and culture. Throughout their stay, which lasts at least one term and up to a year, they receive intensive preparation for entry into their chosen British boarding schools. Students planning to return home to continue their studies make real progress with their English, whilst also experiencing the globally recognised British curriculum and British culture. All our students share a commitment to study, a strong sense of purpose, high expectations and good manners. Combined with the exceptional skills and dedication of our teaching, boarding and support staff, it makes for a dynamic learning environment, where students can achieve their very best. The success of the College’s innovative approach to English language learning is demonstrated by our latest British Council inspection report and the quality of the ‘destination schools’ - students go on to enrol at some of the UK’s leading prep and senior schools, including Bradfield College, Charterhouse, Cheltenham Ladies College,The Dragon School, Godstowe, Prior Park College, Summer Fields and Uppingham. “My communication skills improved drastically at Bishopstrow College, making it easier for me to make new friends at my next school, Dulwich College”
welcome At Bishopstrow College we create a safe, warm and fun learning environment, where living in a British boarding school becomes a seamless and happy transition. Our students leave Bishopstrow not only able to be in a classroom with native speakers, but being able to compete academically at all levels. We provide the foundations for independent learners who develop a passion for life and learning. Every student is an individual, but it is also important for them to work as a team player, whether it is on the sports field, during a walk in the countryside, in the classroom, or participating in drama or music. Learning at Bishopstrow operates in every environment and every day of the week, but always in English! Today, we all live and operate in a global environment. Enabling your son or daughter to come and study at the College provides them with a fantastic international experience for life. I hope that after reading this prospectus and visiting our website, you will wish to accept my personal invitation to contact us to find out more and arrange a visit.
Lorraine Atkins, Principal
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