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Battle Abbey School

Address: High St, Battle TN33 0AD, United Kingdom
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Description Battle Abbey School

  • Established: in 1912
  • Location: Battle, Sussex, UK
  • Age of students: from 11 to 18 years
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: two options to choose from - daily form or full board
  • Language: English.

The Battle Abbey School, occupying a territory of 50 acres, is located in the fortress of St. Martin’s Abbey, founded in 1066. Home residence and most of the buildings were built in the 10th century, which creates in the educational institution the special atmosphere of old grandeur. In addition to the school, there are 17 acres of the national park, where students can freely walk and play sports.

The declared goal of the educational institution is to maximize the outlook of each students, as well as to reveal talents and abilities.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Battle Abbey School

Program name
from 31 026 £ / year


  • Age of students: 14-16 years

GCSE is the final stage of high school in the UK, representing two years of study. The main objective of the program is to create conditions for learning that allow you to maximize the potential of each student. That is why all students are required to learn English and mathematics + independently choose 4 remaining subjects from the following list:

  • Art;
  • Textile art;
  • Drama;
  • Dancing;
  • French;
  • Geography;
  • Story;
  • Computer science;
  • Latin;
  • Spanish language;
  • Music;
  • Physical development;
  • Study of religions.

One of the four subjects must necessarily be a foreign language, and the remaining 3 are freely chosen: you can include another foreign language in your schedule. The only general recommendation is the study at least one course in the humanities - geography, history or religions of the world - while these disciplines do not  apply to mandatory ones.

The learning process includes both different forms of academic studies (lectures, presentations, debates, seminars) and the acquisition of knowledge and experience in the external environment - outside the school. For example, as part of the study of some courses, teachers conduct classes in the fresh air, organize trips around the UK and beyond, agree on the possibility for students to get their first practical employment experience in the future profession.

After completing the GCSE program, all students of the Battle Abbey School pass exams in accordance with the subjects they have studied. The test results year after year confirm the high quality of teaching, because all students receive marks not lower than C.

from 32 889 £ / year


  • Age of students: 16-18 years.

A-level is a two-year educational program for high school students, aimed at in-depth study of the subjects that a future entrant will need to enter university. At the beginning of studying, each student of Battle Abbey School is given the opportunity to choose the disciplines for their schedule from the twenty-one offered:

  • Art;
  • Music;
  • Drama;
  • Textile design;
  • The photo;
  • History;
  • Geography;
  • Biology;
  • Chemistry;
  • Physics;
  • Business studying;
  • Economy;
  • English;
  • French;
  • Spanish language;
  • Psychology;
  • The study of religions;
  • Maths;
  • Information Technology;
  • Sport.

The program includes an additional level of A-level + studying, which involves students getting experience of interacting with the outside world outside the school. The administration of Battle Abbey School maintains close ties with local businesses and charitable organizations, so that students have a chance to begin to combine their academic knowledge with practical work during their studies.

Accommodation, housing and food

In addition to the full-time attendance form at the school, a full-boarding program is provided - with round-the-clock accommodation and full board at Battle Abbey School. 62 students from 11 years old (number of beds in the dormitory) can be accommodated.

Bedrooms for younger students are mostly twins and triples. Some sixth formers have single rooms and there is one large bedroom which houses 5 junior boys. Students are provided with very comfortable living conditions. Middle-aged students are mostly settled in double and triple rooms, and high school students in single rooms  feel free in individual space.

Events Battle Abbey School

All Battle Abbey School students are provided with an opportunity to engage in a variety of sports, including:

  • Athletics;
  • Tennis;
  • Football;
  • Netball;
  • Swimming;
  • Rugby;
  • Hockey;
  • Karate;
  • Cricket;
  • Horse riding;
  • Badminton;
  • Rounders;
  • Rock climbing.

During school and regional competitions students can take part in competitive sports.

In addition to sports, there are many clubs and sections of interest:

  • 3 choral studios;
  • Small orchestra;
  • Dance club;
  • Ballet;
  • Art;
  • Discussion club;
  • Theatre studio;
  • Creative writing club;
  • Club of economists;
  • Programming academy.

Special attention is paid to music lessons: each student can learn to play an instrument, to become part of both a church choir, and a rock band.

The administration takes care of the students ’cultural leisure: dances, excursions, events and performances are organized on a regular basis in the school theater.


  • About half of the students passes the GCSE with A and A* results, and more than 70% of students get grades from A * to B during A-level testing.
  • 40% of the students of the Battle Abbey School successfully entered the universities of the Russell group.
  • The institution offers a unique program of short-term “trial” studying, from one term.
  • There is an opportunity for foreign students to attend an additional course of academic English.
  • Students can participate in the Herzog Edinburgh Reward program, which involves a variety of expeditions and involvement in charitable or volunteer activities.
  • Opportunity of traveling abroad with classmates - the school organizes trips to France, Germany, Kenya, China.
  • Students can leave the school during the weekend up to four times per trimester, they are also allowed to visit the nearest town.

Equipment Battle Abbey School

The educational institution guarantees comprehensive development for students. At school there are:

  • Sports complex;
  • 20 meters covered swimming pool;
  • Tennis courts;
  • Playing fields;
  • An information technology center with 170 personal computers with Internet access;
  • Library;
  • Theatre studio;
  • Scientific laboratories;
  • Music club.

The dormitories are equipped with separate rest rooms for all students. For students of 11-13 years old, board games, video consoles, billiards, darts, and TV are provided. For high school students there is an additional opportunity to make toast and tea on their own.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at school consists of trimesters:

  • Autumn;
  • Spring;
  • Summer.

Additionally, you must provide the following costs:

  • Registration fee;
  • The obligatory presence of a deposit;
  • Payment for each examination testing.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

In order to enroll in the Battle Abbey School you must fulfill a number of conditions:

  • Provide a report card from the previous school;
  • Successfully pass an English language test;
  • Pass a specific internal school exam;
  • Take the Common Entrance exam;
  • Have an interview with the administration of the educational institution;
  • Provide written recommendations from teachers with whom the students has previously studied.

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