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Boundary Oak School

In 2019 - 30% of GCSE students achieved A*-A
Address: Roche Court, Wickham Rd, Fareham PO17 5BL, United Kingdom

Description Boundary Oak School

The Boundary Oak School is one of the best preparatory schools in Great Britain, designed for children aged 2-13. The structure of Boundary Oak School includes several departments:

  • Kindergarten (Early Years) = 2-5 years;
  • Pre-Prep = 5-8 years;
  • Junior Prep = 8-10 years old;
  • Senior Prep = 10-13 years.

For the most part, students from Boundary Oak School are British from families living nearby, but also international students study here: the school accepts children from 7 to 13 years for boarding. Usually parents choose full boarding (there is also a full-time form), there is an opportunity to complete an education cycle (1-5 years), and semester training and short courses (from 4 weeks to a couple of months).

Boundary Oak School combines respect for the historical traditions of British education and an innovative, modern approach to the upbringing of children. Here there is a favorable, calm, friendly and creative atmosphere: children learn to think, analyze and reason, demonstrate leadership qualities and work effectively in the team. The initiative and creative approach are welcome in every way, independence and diligence are actively brought up, responsibility for their decisions, words and deeds, purposefulness and healthy ambition, aspiration for more.

School statistics are a great testament to the success of the staff. In recent years, young graduates of Boundary Oak School have entered the best, most elite and prestigious boarding schools in Great Britain, among which:

  • Eton;
  • Millfield;
  • King Edward's Witley;
  • Churchers College;
  • Hampshire Collegiate;
  • St Bede's;
  • Canford;
  • St. John's and Lord Wandsworth College;
  • Bradfield College;
  • King Edward VI Southampton;
  • Bedales;
  • Malborough;
  • Portsmouth High School;
  • Lancing;
  • St Paul's;
  • Winchester;
  • Portsmouth Grammar School;
  • Sherborne.

Among foreign students, Boundary Oak School is popular with its curriculum, combining the basic academic course in subjects and the intensive English language course EAL. For each student an individual curriculum is drawn up, taking into account abilities, the initial level of knowledge and the speed of perception of new information: this allows foreign students to quickly overcome the language barrier and join the main classroom, quickly adapt to the British national educational system.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Boundary Oak School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
5-13
from 8 765 £ / term

Quick overview: The Boundary Oak School fully follows the UK national curriculum: it gives the children initial, fundamental academic knowledge, prepares for the first Common Entrance examinations and for admission to the country's leading private schools.

Young international students are constantly under the care of teachers. The curriculum is complicated and expanded very gradually, giving students the opportunity to fully understand the material they have passed, acquire the necessary skills, and develop their thinking. The main subjects at this stage are:

  • English;
  • Mathematics;
  • Scientific course;
  • Art and Creativity;
  • Sport and physical culture;
  • Latin language;
  • ICT (information and computer technologies);
  • Geography;
  • Religious studies (theology);
  • Drama and theater;
  • Music art;
  • Technology and Design;
  • French;
  • History.

In addition, a large number of leisure activities, excursions with cognitive purposes, classes at the unique Forest School, holidays and games are envisaged.

Accommodation, housing and food

Young students can study at school both on full-time form and full board, 7 days a week living on campus - the board is available for children from 7 years old. According to preliminary agreement, individual, isolated cases of overnight stays in the school are possible (for example, before the holidays).

With the children there are always teachers and curators of residences (houseparents): they monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline, help students with the solution of a variety of domestic, educational and administrative issues. The staff of the school strives to do everything possible to envelop children with care and warmth: younger schoolchildren are especially needed to calmly survive adaptation and departure from their family.

Children are provided board meals (thrice a day), as well as snacks and traditional tea during the day.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Art and creativity, design and technology, drama, English, French, geography, history, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, music, Religious studies

Events Boundary Oak School

In addition to the academic program for teaching young students, there is a huge number of extracurricular activities: besides their entertaining function, they serve educational purposes, broadening their horizons and giving them the opportunity to show their skills and talents.

Traditionally, much attention is paid to sports - in Boundary Oak they strive to develop children comprehensively, not forgetting about their physical shape and endurance. In addition, sports contribute to the development of leadership skills and the ability to work in a team, patience and self-confidence. Sports training and games are included in the children's daily training and leisure schedule:

  • Track and field;
  • Gymnastics;
  • General fitness;
  • Hockey;
  • Golf;
  • Cycling;
  • Rugby;
  • Choreography;
  • Netball;
  • Judo;
  • Cricket;
  • Big and table tennis;
  • Sailing;
  • Swimming.

Many pupils represent the school in the sos Ave teams at regional and national competitions, competing with representatives of other boarding houses.

Popularity is also in the drama and actor's circle, musical school. Young students sing in the school choir and play in the orchestra, organize a variety of stage productions and performances, musical evenings or matinees, large accounting concerts.

Many students give their free time to art, crafts and design: the school has studios for woodcarving, painting and drawing, ceramics and sculpture, equipment for working with textiles. There are many entertaining, and academic clubs and circles of interest:

  • Fauna club;
  • Fans of history;
  • Club of debate, speaking and public speaking;
  • Choreography;
  • Rescue Club, etc.

Interesting trips and excursions are constantly organized for students. The groups visit London and inspect the key sights of the English capital, travel to historic Westminster and Chichester, the vibrant Portsmouth. Particularly carefully, the extra-curricular program is developed on weekends, when there are no lessons - children just will not have time to get bored! They are waiting for treasure hunts and Indiana Jones-style games, cricket and bowling tournaments, cooking evenings and interesting master classes, barbecues and festivals, discos and joint screenings, swimming in the pool.

Separately it is worth noting a special introductory, adaptation program, which is held at the beginning of each trimester. Children attend English classes, and spend their free time at events and excursions with other students and teachers. This helps international students to quickly join a new academic, linguistic and cultural environment, quickly make new friends.

Advantages

  • In 2019, 30% of GCSE students earned A * -A marks.

Equipment Boundary Oak School

The Boundary Oak School is located 123 kilometers from London (up to an hour and a half from Gatwick and Heathrow International Airports) and only 14 kilometers from the picturesque and vibrant seaside of Portsmouth. The school campus is located in the tranquil and beautiful area of ​​Hampshire County between Wickham and Fareham.

The campus combines wonderfully innovative, modern infrastructure and equipment with majestic historic buildings. Some parts of the main building date back to the XIII: this is a magnificent, cozy classic British mansion where children are pleasant and comfortable to learn. A separate well-equipped building is provided for the kindergarten - here for the youngest students there are living rooms and playrooms, outdoor areas, bright and cozy classes. The territory has everything you need for proper rest, study and accommodation:

  • Classrooms and lecture rooms with interactive equipment;
  • Own theater;
  • Computer rooms (all PCs have Internet access);
  • Creative studios and design center;
  • Sports fields and grounds - indoor and outdoor;
  • Spacious Swimming pool with heated water;
  • Tennis courts;
  • Fields for team sports.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Price varies depending on the chosen curriculum. Tuition fee includes:

  • Training on the course;
  • Tutorials, books and materials, stationery;
  • Extracurricular leisure and entertainment activities, circles and sections, excursions and walks;
  • Use of the whole Campus infrastructure;
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board);
  • Laundry services.

Some services are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee (refundable);
  • Training deposit (refundable);
  • Additional lessons (including individual ones), English language courses EAL;
  • Music and drama studios;
  • Some additional sports;
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services);
  • Additional excursions and activities (optional);
  • Flight tickets in both directions;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Visa fees and services, transfer And reassurance, chickens Delivery of documents;
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy);
  • Mandatory health insurance;
  • Personal pocket expenses.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 1000 GBP
  • Transfer (one way) 150 GBP

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

Requirements for applicants are logically different depending on the program for which the student claims, and his age. The basic requirements are as follows:

  • A fairly high level of English (from Middle and higher); If additional lessons are required, a stimulant course is assigned to the student EAL;
  • Grades from previous places of study (preferably 2-3 years);
  • Reference letters from teachers (in the priority class teacher, teachers in mathematics and English);
  • A personal interview with a representative of the school (you can go through Skype).

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Recommendations on when to apply

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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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