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Bradfield College

Tara: United Kingdom

Limba de predare: English

Ani de studiu:

Year 9 - Year 13 

Inceput an: September

Burse: Da

Campusuri:

Bradfield, Berkshire County

Aeroporturi:

Heathrow - 40 min.

Bradfield College is spread over 200 hectares of ground, near the charming and picturesque village with the same name in Berkshire County, located between Newbury and Oxford. Founded in 1850 by Thomas Stevens, the college has established itself over the years as one of the main private boarding schools in southern England. Bradfield has convenient links with the Reading region, located at approx. 65 km west of London and easy access to Heathrow and Gatwick international airports. Among the personalities who have graduated from college include Nobel Prize winner for physics, Martin Reil, Lord David Owen, writers Lies of Bernier and Richard Adams, actress Claudia Harrison and others. The reputation and popularity is mainly due to the schools current headmaster Peter Roberts, a fellow of Oxford University, an active reformer and fervent follower of the the pedagogical concept based on multilateral development of personality. He has a merit in upgrading the campus and in the application of innovative methods in the education of the youth.

Here reigns team spirit, dedication and aspiration towards perfection. Students are not passive consumers of knowledge, but young inventive activists eager for knowledge, ready for the challenges of the XXI-st century. It aims to develop qualities such as independence, confidence, sociability, the ability to sustain a positive debate or defend their beliefs. The school is an international community, in which 15% of pupils are of foreign origin and where respect and tolerance for religious and cultural differences are prominent.

The campus holds school buildings, dormitories, dining room, chapel, design and arts center and a theater. The latest acquisitions of the college are the music school, the textile center, a photo studio and a recently built soccer field that can be used all year round. A modern school complex where the chemistry laboratory, physics and biology laboratory will be is under construction, which will ensure excellent conditions for study, to exchange ideas and practical experimental work. Activities in the field of design and information technologies take place in rooms equipped with the latest generation equipment and computer programs that use scientific and modern teaching methods. 

Accommodation
Bradfield College has several dorms with individual and double rooms, many of which have en suite facilities, and the rest with a washbasin. Boys and girls in the high school are housed in separate buildings, each with a library, computer room and well-equipped kitchens. Smaller students live in comfortable rooms and have shared halls for individual training and recreation, while large students are accommodated in individual or double rooms and have greater freedom, as their school activities are implicitly more numerous.

Age of students: 13-18 years
Age of boarding students: 13-18 years

Total number of students: 770
Number of students in the boarding school: 623
Number of foreign students: 105

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  • GCSE
  • A-levels
  • IB
  • EduCamps

Sports & Activities

Extracurricular activities
One of the great advantages of Bradfield School is the abundant offer of extracurricular activities. We offer a variety of fine arts:

  • drawing,
  • engraving,
  • sculpture,
  • ceramics
  • pottery,
  • computer graphics.

Practical activities are combined with visits at museums and galleries. The theater also enjoys a great interest and students can put into practice their talents and abilities in acting, direction, lights, sound, costumes and makeup. Every three years, Bradfield hosts Greek antique theater performances on the stage of the Greek amphitheater, which has retained its original appearance since 1899. Musical studies have long traditions and the college offers courses for 18 instruments like:

  • piano,
  • stringed instruments,
  • the guitar,
  • bagpipe
  • percussion.

The school has three choirs, a symphonic orchestra, a string ensemble, a jazz and swing band, groups of fl and saxophone, who regularly perform concerts both in college and outside. The music club organizes master classes and hosts well-known performers. Under the auspices of the Duke of Edinburgh, various competitions are organized, which ambi- tees students to participate in individual and collective activities. The various sections of the Volunteer Cadets Club (CCF) offer exciting activities that harmoniously develop the physical and mental traits of the students. Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to travel and visit new places, interesting natural, historical and cultural attractions.

Sports
Bradfield has a rich sports base that is often used by professional competitors:

  • two outdoor football pitches,
  • hockey grounds on the grass,
  • cricket
  • golf,
  • track of athletics,
  • covered and heated swimming pool,
  • tennis and squash courts,

The main sports for boys are football and cricket, and for girls - netball and lacrosse. In the sports center of 1300 square meters there are eight multifunctional terrains and a gymnasium with the necessary equipment, where students can practice:

  • shooting,
  • aerobics,
  • weight lifting,
  • basket-ball,
  • badminton
  • fencing.

The green fields and hills around are ideal for hiking and golf, and the Peng River is perfect for canoeing and fishing.

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  • GCSE
  • A-levels
  • IB
  • EduCamps

• School transcripts with the grades of the last two years
• Exams in English and mathematics
• Motivation letter
• School visit and interview with the principal

Tuition fees for 2017/2018 in GBP:
Boarding: £ 36 315/year

Enrolment fee: £175

Confirmation fee: £1000

Deposit: £12 105 (refundable at the end of studies)

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