Padworth College: Reading, Berkshire, UK

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Padworth College: Reading, Berkshire, UK

Price Range ₤ 20,000-30,000 per annum


Padworth College  is a co-educational boarding and day school for students from Year 10, aged 13+-19 from the UK and all over the world. This boarding school in Reading provides GCSE, A Level and full-time English Language courses and an outstanding opportunity to be taught in very small classes by well-qualified specialist teachers within a caring and supportive environment.

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 25 37 62
Day School: 7 10 17

Contact school: contact-us


Cost of tuition

7 days boarding: 9,800 GBP per term

About the school

Long description:

GCSE and IGCSE Courses

All students at this Boarding School in Berkshire study the compulsory core subjects of English, Mathematics and Core Science with supporting courses and activities. Within this framework, students may choose up to five additional subjects from the following: Art & Design, Business and Communication Systems (BCS), Business Studies (1 yr) Information and Communications Technology (ICT), English Literature, Geography, History, Music and Spanish.

Pre-A Level Courses

Pre-A level courses at this truly international boarding school are designed to prepare international students for A level study and combine English language classes with Mathematics and a choice of GCSE subjects.  All students are assessed when they arrive and their programme and number of GCSE subjects which will reflect their level of English.

A/S & A Level Courses

The following subjects are currently on offer: Accountancy, Art (Fine Art and Graphic Design), Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, English Language & Literature, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics (Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics), Further Mathematics, Physics,  Psychology, Sociology and Spanish.

University Access Course (Foundation in Business)

A one year course for students aged 17+ who wish to study business related subjects at university.  This course is accepted by a number of partner universities who accept it as an alternative entry qualification to  A Levels.  The course content is tailored to the students’ needs and offers elements such as GCSE Mathematics, English Language support, IT and study skills in addition to Business, Law, Marketing and Finance.

PSHE Education as a supporting course

PSHE education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) at this top UK boarding school is a planned, developmental programme of learning designed to help students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.  It deals with real life issues which affect young people, their families and their communities, and engages with the social and economic realities of their lives, experiences and attitudes.

At Padworth, the PSHE programme incorporates contributions from the College Nurse, outside speakers, teaching staff and the students themselves and is delivered during the weekly College assembly and in Tutor group time.  Each term, the programme covers a number of topics.

International Study Centre at Padworth

This boarding school for international students offers a range of full-time Pre- A level and GCSE courses to prepare international students for GCSE, A Level and University Access (Business Foundation) courses as well as providing appropriate English Language support for students on these courses. Students are prepared for Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) IELTS examinations and IGCSE in English as a Second Language (for non native speakers).



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