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Beechwood Sacred Heart School

Address: 12 Pembury Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN2 3QD, United Kingdom

Description Beechwood Sacred Heart School

  • Founded: in 1915
  • Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom
  • Students Age: 3- 18 years old
  • Total number of students: 431 people (379 on the daily form)
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Type Residence: residence (boarding house) - only for girls from 11 years of age and older, boys can study only on day form
  • Language Training: English.

A small cozy Beechwood Sacred Heart (Beechwood Sacred Heart School) works on a system of joint (mixed) education and provides children of 3-18 years with a full educational cycle on the national educational system of Great Britain: from the younger Classes to the Sixth Form graduation classes.

The school is known primarily for its warm, family, friendly atmosphere - thanks to its small size and Limited classes, every child here can receive the necessary amount of personal attention, care and warmth. Until 2008, only girls were studying here: today the school welcomes joint education, but residences are still reserved only for young ladies (although the boys' housing is already under construction and will soon be put into operation).

Foreign students with an insufficient level of English can first pass a preliminary course of the Pre-Examination Program lasting 1-2 trimester. This is an excellent program, combining intensive English courses and studying the main subjects of the school curriculum - after its completion the student is ready to enter the GCSE and A-level programs along with the other students. Also there are special programs for teaching children with difficulties - for example, with dyslexia or dipraxia.

Beechwood Sacred Heart is accredited and is part of the well-known organization SHMIS (Society of Directors and Directs of Independent Schools).

The academic results of the pupils are excellent:

  • GCSE: 65% of pupils received 8 or more grades higher than C
  • A-level: 30% of students take 4-5 subjects (usually high school students choose no more than 3-4). On average, high school students gain 350 points.

Progress and earned knowledge help students to enter any university through Their choice - higher education after graduation is almost 100% of students. From the academic preferences it is possible to note the following:

  • 40% - Mathematics , Natural or engineering sciences, medicine
  • 10% - Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 30% - financial disciplines, business courses, foreign languages ​​
  • 10% - dramatic and musical art
  • 10% is the scope of art or architecture.

The school is famous for the successes of its students not only in academic areas, But also in the fields of music, design, dramatic and theatrical art. Also here is the opportunity for working practice and internships: the availability of practical experience will be a big plus when enrolling in a university.

School requires a uniform. Senior students can dress in a formal business style, without observing the school standard.

The school belongs to the Roman Catholic Church: on Sundays there is a Traditional mass, each student must attend a weekly worship service.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Beechwood Sacred Heart School

Program name
from 10 200 £ / term


A course in 2 academic years, completing the program of incomplete secondary education and giving the opportunity to receive the certificate of the same name - with him the student can enter the senior graduation classes of the Sixth Form.

In total, each student studies 8-10 subjects: compulsory and electives for personal choice. Popular modern languages ​​(mainly German, French and Spanish), information and computer technologies (school computers are available 13 hours a day), art and design are popular.

A useful general discipline of General Studies is also taught, exams for which are not provided. This is a special course aimed at improving academic and life skills, preparing for the university, studying ethics, art and music.

The cost of studying at the Beechwood Sacred Heart School on the basic programs is 10175 £ per term (or 30525 £ per academic year).

from 10 200 £ / term


High and demanding academic standards have been adopted at the school - especially on such a complex, in-depth program as the A-level. The two-year pre-university training course includes the study of 3-5 subjects of the student's own choice - for selection there is a fairly large list of 25 areas:

  • Art
  • French
  • Legislation and law
  • Physics
  • Theatrical art and drama
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Textile
  • Business course
  • German
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Religious studies (theology)
  • Media-course
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Music
  • Spanish
  • Design and production of the product
  • English
  • Economy
  • Housekeeping
  • The photo
  • Information and computer technologies (ICT).

In general, students choose 4 subjects for study in the first year of study (AS-level) and 3 directions for the second year (A-level), for which exams are taken. Approximately 20% of students choose natural sciences, 40% stop at humanitarian courses or combine both directions. 7-10 people traditionally choose the study of textile production, art and design.

The cost of studying at the Beechwood Sacred Heart School on the basic programs is 10175 £ per term (or 30525 £ per academic year).

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Summer English courses for children and schoolchildren

Together with the prestigious REGENT, the Beechwood Sacred Heart School conducts interesting, rich summer English courses combining English lessons (General English) and diverse leisure activities.

In the summer camp students from 7 to 12 years are accepted: all of them are offered accommodation and meals in school residences in rooms for 1-2 people (on average, every summer, up to 60 students from around the world come to school). In each class, no more than 12 people are engaged, so that the teacher can give each student maximum personal attention, practice an individual approach. Weekly 15 English lessons are available for students of any level, even the elementary level - the course is aimed at the overall development of all key skills:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

Summer camp works in the school from July 5 to August 25:

  • 2 weeks = £ 2050
  • 3 weeks = 3073 £
  • 4 weeks = 4095 £.

Accommodation and food

Pension accommodation in the school is only allowed for girls: comfortable, cozy rooms for 1-2 people with all conveniences are prepared for them (high school students traditionally occupy separate bedrooms). Students are constantly looked after by qualified educators and teachers (compensatory holidays are provided only with the obligatory permission of parents or guardians), at any time you can call a nurse or a doctor-therapist.

Meals are organized in the common dining room according to the principle of self-service (or "buffet"). There is a shop on the campus where you can buy sweets, stationery or household things, there is parking for personal bicycles or cars - their pupils can bring with them.

Between the residences are constantly held a variety of competitions and competitions. The extracurricular program is mainly thought over by the School Council: the elders and prefects (usually representatives of boys and girls) are appointed by the instructors.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: art, Art and design, biology, business, chemistry, Classical civilization, computer science, cooking technology, drama, English, English literature, French, geography, german language, history, housekeeping, maths, Media sphere, music, Natural Sciences, physical Culture, physics, Product design, psychology, Religious studies, Spanish, statistics, textile, the photo, Theatrical art

Events Beechwood Sacred Heart School

More than half of students regularly take music lessons: they are engaged in singing and singing in the choir, playing musical instruments - solo or as part of numerous groups (chamber music, Renaissance or Baroque ensembles and ., Etc.). There is an opportunity to pass a specialized exam.

Dramatic and theatrical, acting from the 7th grade can be studied as a separate subject of the program (as On GCSE, and on A-level). The school regularly organizes performances, staging, student skits between residences. Lessons are equally popular in the areas of design and visual arts, textiles and its application, processing.

Wide opportunities for physical development , A variety of sports activities:

  • table tennis
  • cricket
  • netball
  • tennis
  • ballet
  • volleyball
  • badminton
  • Irish dancing
  • rounders
  • swimming
  • dancing
  • aerobics
  • basketball
  • yoga
  • Gymnastics
  • hockey.

School teams and teams regularly participate in competitions between county schools, achieving special successes in basketball, netball and hockey.

High school students can compete for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize (a combination of sports days, community work and expeditions).

Also, during the off-hour hours of students, numerous clubs, circles and interest sections are opened - in total there are more than 30 of them, for example :

  • Chess
  • astronomy
  • UN Youth Model
  • Academic clubs (review of the material and in-depth study)
  • Bridge Club, etc.

Regularly on the campus are held fun holidays and parties, discos, competitions and barbecues; You can participate in foreign trips and international exchanges with the schools of Spain, Australia, Canada, USA, Austria, France.

Equipment Beechwood Sacred Heart School

The school is located on the outskirts of the tranquil, cozy little town of Tunbridge Wells, just miles from London, and covers a large area of ​​23 acres. It is a beautiful, well-tended countryside with buildings of unusual classical architecture (despite the old look, inside each case is equipped with the latest technology).

Term dates and fees

The cost of studying at the Beechwood Sacred Heart School on major programs is £ 10,775 per trimester (or £ 30,525 per academic year). The specified amount is already included:

  • Training on the selected program
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • 24-hour child care, full security guarantee
  • Free use of the entire campus infrastructure
  • Regular check of progress, complete reports for parents
  • Extracurricular (leisure, entertainment, sightseeing).

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  • Registration fee = 100 £
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course = 1500 £
  • Training fee (= cost of 1 trimester)
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities And excursions (optional)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services) = from 1750 £ / year
  • Roundtrip Flights
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Mandatory Medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 1500 GBP
  • Transfer (return)
  • Study materials
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance
  • Consular fee
  • Documents translations
  • Pocket money

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Most of the students enter the school at 3, 5, 11, 13 and 16. Each applicant must provide an academic report (report card with grades) from the previous place of study, go through a personal interview-interview. In high school students are accepted without additional exams, but carefully examined the received certificate GCSE - it is desirable to have points in it not lower than B in all studied subjects.

On average, 30% of high school students (10% on the Sixth Form) come from their own junior and secondary schools, as well as from neighboring county public schools.


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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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