Bishopstrow College: Warminster, Wilthshire, UK

Warminster, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Bishopstrow College: Warminster, Wilthshire, UK

Price Range ₤ 20,000-30,000 per annum

Introduction

Great co-ed small boarding school in beautiful rural Wiltshire!
School for kids from 7 years old to 18 years old. One year IGCSEs year or Pre-IB programme year for international students. Also on offer 5 weeks Academic Summer Programme! Renowned International Study Centre to prepare students for entry into British boarding schools. Destination boarding schools after one year spent at Bishopstrow College include the following top UK schools: Badminton School, Bromsgrove School, Bryanston School, King’s Canterbury School, Leighton Park School, Oakham School, Prior Park College, Queen Ethelburga’s College, Queenswood, The Dragon School and Uppingham. Nearest international airport: Southampton Airport (72km) Trains run directly to London and the College is located within 1 ½ hours drive time from Heathrow and Gatwick and 1 hour from Bristol airport. Number of pupils 80 Number of boarders 80

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 40 40 80
Year of foundation: 2006
Some history:

Established in 2006, Bishopstrow College is a year-round fully residential International Study Centre .


Campus size and facilities: Located in eight acres of beautiful grounds, with extensive gardens and playing fields, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Facilities:

  • 8 acre site
  • Barrow House accommodation
  • New teaching and learning centre with interactive touchscreens in all rooms
  • Science laboratory
  • Library and study spaces
  • IT Suite and Wi-Fi throughout College
  • Common Rooms for Lower, Middle and Upper College students together with “snug” for Upper Girls.
  • MUGA ( Multi Use Games Area), boot room and changing area
  • Football pitch and grass areas for sport
  • During the winter months, the College has access to the local sports centre
  • Dining Room
  • Laundry service

Accreditations:

Bishopstrow College is an accredited member of the Independent Schools Association and a full member of The Boarding Schools’ Association.

The College is accredited for the teaching of English in the UK by the British Council, the global standard bearer for those interested in learning English and British values and culture around the world.  The College is also a member of English UK

The College is a Supporting Member of COBIS, the Council of British International Schools and is a member of BAISIS, the British Association of Independent Schools with International Students.

Bishopstrow is an Authorised Centre for the University of Cambridge English Language Assessment examinations and for the University of Cambridge International Examinations.

The College is also an authorised neutral test centre for UKiset

Contact school: contact-us

Website: http://www.bishopstrow.com

Cost of tuition

7 days boarding: £11,100

About the school

Long description:

Bishopstrow College is a year-round fully residential International Study Centre for students aged 7-17 years. English language and academic pathway programmes are provided to prepare international students for entry into leading boarding schools in the UK and overseas. The programmes provide an exciting and stimulating education through an integrated course, which both engages and challenges students at all stages of their intellectual development. With up to 80 international students enrolled each term, usually from around 20 different nationalities school provide a diverse culture to enhance a passion for learning. Bishopstrow College is not affiliated to any other schools and has developed an excellent reputation as a stepping stone to over 125 leading boarding schools, both in the UK and worldwide. The College operates a flexible four-term academic year: students are prepared quickly for entry into mainstream boarding schools (minimum 1 term to a maximum of 4 terms). Class sizes are small, with no more than 8 students per class for English and 12 students per class for subjects.

Dorm Facilities: Students in the Lower and Middle College live in Barrow House at the heart of the main campus, in shared rooms of between two and eight. Upper College students live in shared rooms of 2 or 3. Senior Girls also live in Barrow House, whilst Senior Boys’ have a separate boarding house a short distance from the College. All students have access to indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, common rooms, study spaces and Wi -Fi. All meals are served in the main dining room in Barrow House. 

Academic life

What we offer?

Lower, Middle and Upper College Programmes: English language and academic pathway programmes for students aged 7 to 17 years

The Lower College Programme consists of intensive English language tuition and academic study for Prep School and 11+ Senior School entry. The Programme includes 25 hours of academic tuition and 5 hours of supervised prep. In addition, there is up to 15 hours of sports and activities each week and a full day excursion every weekend

The Middle College Programme consists of intensive English language tuition and academic study for 13+ Senior School entry . The Programme includes 25 hours of academic tuition and 5 hours of supervised prep. In addition, there is up to 15 hours of sports and activities each week

The Upper College Programme consists of intensive English language tuition and academic study for Senior School entry, including preparation for GCSEs, A Levels and the International Baccalaureate. The Programme includes 30 hours of academic tuition and 7.5 hours of supervised prep. In addition, there is up to 7 hours of sports and activities each week and a full-day excursion every weekend

1 Year IGCSE / Pre -IB Programme for students aged 15 to 16 years

The 1 Year IGCSE / Pre-IB Programme offers 12 examinable subjects and is an excellent preparation for international students before they begin their A Level studies or the IB Diploma Programme. The Programme is suitable for international students who wish to complete IGCSE examinations in just one year, in preparation for entry into Sixth Form to study A Levels or the IB Diploma.The Programme includes 30 hours of academic tuition and 7.5 hours of supervised prep. In addition, there is up to 7 hours of sports and activities each week and a full-day excursion every weekend.

Pre -A Level Programme for students aged 16 years - Academic Summer Programmes for students aged 7 to 17 years

The Pre-A Level Programme is designed to provide an excellent preparation for international students before they commence their A Level studies or the IBD at a mainstream boarding school. Students develop skills in academic English at IELTS Level 5.5 to 6.5, with a focus on applying reading, writing, speaking and listening techniques to the study of a range of subjects at an advanced level. Students learn how to transfer their academic language skills to the study of three fields of Science, Maths and Humanities subjects. Students are also be given the opportunity to enhance their creative and reflective skills during weekly Art sessions. The Pre-A Level Programme includes 30 hours of academic tuition and 7.5 hours of supervised prep. In addition, there is up to 7 hours of sports and activities each week and a full-day excursion every weekend

Social life & attractions

Description:

The extra curricular programme includes a range of daily sports and morning and evening clubs like Crazy Scientist Club, zumba, chess, debating, astronomy, bird watching, army skills, darts, board games, craft, singing and art. Upper College students may join The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Scheme. Weekend activities include fun swimming, country walks, outdoor cooking and survival simulation games. The College is able to arrange other activities such as horse riding, individual music lessons and golf on request, for an additional charge.  Students may join musical groups (choir and orchestra) at Warminster School.

Weekend Trips & Excursions

Some of them allow students to discover places of cultural, geographical and historical interest; others encourage students to sample the great outdoors, through walking, hiking, cycling and other physical pursuits. Sightseeing, cultural visits . On a Saturday afternoon students aged over 12 years can go into Warminster in groups, whilst under 12s are accompanied by our boarding staff. Sunday trips include visits to London, Oxford, Cardiff, or Bristol.

Houses

Like most British independent schools,  Bishopstrow College has a House system, with students competing in multinational teams for trophies in debating, drama and sports.

Sport and culture

Sport Facilities:
  • Football pitch and grass areas for sport
  • During the winter months, the College has access to the local sports centre
What we offer? Bishopstrow College provides students with a distinct learning opportunity to develop in a variety of traditional English sports, up to 6 times a week, within an educational setting. Teaching staff are highly qualified individuals with in-depth knowledge across a number of sports and students participate in rugby, football, cricket, netball, hockey, lacrosse, rounders, basketball, badminton and handball. The winter and summer sports programme is designed to foster team spirit and the confidence to integrate with others when students move on from Bishopstrow
Culture and arts:

For students joining the Lower College and Middle College Programmse, the more formal English and academic classes are complemented by Music, Art and Drama

Summer Programs

Wonderful Academic Summer Programme - 5 weeks in summer.
Bishopstrow College’s Academic Summer Programme offers courses for Lowers aged 7 -11 years, Middles aged 11 -14 years and Uppers aged 14 -17 years. The Programme combines English learning with academic subjects, including Mathematics, Science and History.

For students joining the Lower College and Middle College Programme, the more formal English and academic classes are complemented by programme of Music, Art and Drama. These activities encourage speaking and listening and help build confidence and develop self expression. In addition to the programme of Music, Art and Drama, all students are required to complete a Group Multimedia Project. The College’s extra curricular programme includes a range of daily sports and morning and evening clubs and activities, designed to foster team spirit . Activities offered range from boat building and arts and crafts to dodge ball. Morning and afternoon clubs include ‘The Crazy Scientist Club’, Chess Club and Debating Club. Weekend activities include fun swimming, country walks, outdoor cooking and survival simulation games. The College is able to arrange other activities such as horse riding and golf on request, for an additional charge. As well as  on -site activities, the programme offers a stimulating, fully - supervised trips at weekends. Excursions may include: n London museums and art galleries n Hiking on nearby Salisbury Plain n Cycling and orienteering in forests n Outdoor activity centres n Trips to the beach and coastal walking n Visits to neighbouring towns and cities, such as Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Salisbury and Oxford.


Lower College, Age 7 - 11
Subjects: English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music/Art/Drama, PSHE, Sience
Middle College, Age 11 - 14
Subjects: English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music/Art/Drama, PSHE, Sience
Upper College, Age 14-17
Subjects: English, Business Studies, Global Perspectives, History, Mathematics, PSHE, Science 
Fees:
Students need to pay a refundable deposit of £600 and 50% of the Programme fees (£2,750). The remaining fees of £2,750 are due 8 weeks before arrival.
Start dates:
18.06 - 21.07.2018 and 22.07 - 24.08.2018 
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