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Weekends – Padworth is a boarding school, with a small number of day students, so there is a thriving community spirit at weekends. Weekly and flexible boarding options are available. International students don’t have the disruption and cost of exeat weekends! There is plenty of time for Saturday morning revision and testing, to support academic studies and to prepare students well for formal examinations. Time to relax with friends from around the world is also an important part of the weekend programme. There is a stimulating and varied programme of activities, sightseeing, fun and cultural excursions. Students can pursue outdoor physical activities, enjoy the UK’s history and architecture during visits to Oxford, Reading and Bath and visit theme parks, designer shopping centres, art galleries and theatre performances. Memories are made for a lifetime.
Co-curricular Programme – British boarding schools are highly regarded around the world for the exceptional breadth of extra-curricular activities offered. Developing skills, interests and trying new things builds character, as well as encouraging teamwork and confidence. The enrichment programme is extensive and some of the wide range of activities include: Choral and instrumental tuition, fitness, cookery, debating, charitable work/ volunteering, leadership skills, conservation, film, chess, basketball, tennis, football, golf, languages, table tennis and photography. Location – our beautiful location provides students with a calm learning environment, free of city distractions and pollution, yet close to the university city of Reading, airports and just 40 minutes from central London by train.
why padworth? Excellent boarding accommodation – almost all students have their own single study bedroom, offering private, comfortable space, as well as, enjoying the fun, friendships, caring community and dedicated pastoral team in the boarding houses. The home-from-home facilities are all on campus, along with medical care. Healthy and nutritious meals from our onsite chefs are served in our dedicated dining room. Academic Programme – Padworth is non-selective, although we test and interview at the admissions stage to enable informed guidance on student subject and course selection. The British curriculum is followed across all subjects and whilst the main entry point is September, students can also join in January or April for some courses. For international students, specialist EAL teachers provide outstanding English language support as necessary. We operate a rolling and flexible admissions process throughout the year, with visa support as required. Visits and tasters are encouraged.
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