Location: Dorset County, Wimborne Minster
Age of students: 13 - 18 years old
Programs: High School, (I) GCSE, A-level, Pre-U
Number of students: 640
Foundation year: 1923
Type of education: joint
Accommodation: boarding house, from 13 years old
Price: from 11 000 GBP per term with accommodation
Ranking: A-level results - 6th place in national rating Private boarding schools, Pre-U - 2 place
Canford school is one of the most prestigious private boarding schools in Britain. Located in a picturesque village in Dorset County, Canford school occupies grounds of Wimborne Manor. The campus stands on the river bank. It is surrounded by a rich Victorian arboretum. The school infrastructure is located on a territory of 100 hectares. The campus has everything you need for a comfortable stay, an interesting pastime.
Foreign students can enter the school from the 13 years old. In the educational institution there is a waiting list for admission, as in many other private schools in the UK. Admission to the school is based on the results of examinations (surrendered in their school) and interviews.
The educational institution functions as a day school and a boarding school. 5% of total number of students are foreign students. Stuyding is offered in small classes (up to 14 people). The ratio of students and teachers is 7:1.
Foreign students can study in the school only with a sufficient level of English proficiency. The requirements are quite high: minimum IELTS 6.0. Students who need to improve their English skills can be offered summer courses based on the school. During studying, foreign students are given an opportunity to additionally study the language optional (free classes 2 times a week). Individual lessons are also available to students (on a paid basis).
A lot of extracurricular activities are organized for students of all educational levels at the school. They have an entertaining, informative, athletic profile. Particular attention is paid to the physical and creative development of students.
In the 9th grade, compulsory subjects (physics, technology and design, physical culture, mathematics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, computer technology, religion and philosophy, classical civilizations and Latin, Spanish, German, drama, music ). Also elective disciplines are provided: computer facilities and ICT, foreign languages.
The school offers A-level training. But some elements of IB are included in the educational process. They are adapted for the needs of the educational process. From IB, the fundamentals of research work, the theory of knowledge (within the framework of the general education course of "Communication") are taught at the school.
In the 12-13 grades students choose 3-4 subjects for in-depth study from the following groups:
1.Latyn, Physics, Higher Mathematics, English, Economics, Chemistry, Business Basics.
2.Music, Higher Mathematics, Classical Civilizations, History, English, Biology.[ 999.8] 3.Politics, geography, economics, higher mathematics, design, drama, chemistry, business.
4.Religion Studies, Physical Education, Mathematics, Modern History, Geography, Biology.
At Cambridge Pre-U, students are invited to study fine arts, design, French and Spanish. Also available are paid lessons of Russian, Italian, Polish, Chinese.
In the 10-11 grades, the required group of subjects includes English literature, English, philosophy, mathematics, the course of "Communication". In addition to studying, there are 7 subjects to choose from. Students can master chemistry, biology, physics, geography, French, Spanish, German, music, business basics, fine arts, drama, and a number of other disciplines.
The school offers accommodation in a residence on campus. The housing stock is represented by 7 dormitory residences. Each is designed to accommodate 60 to 65 students. Students live in 2 - 4-bed comfortable rooms. In general, residences have recreation areas, laundries, facilities for internal sports infrastructure, mini-kitchens with coffee equipment, furniture.
The meals in the school are organized according to the boarding principle. The dining room offers a wide selection of European and British dishes. It is also possible to organize dietary, vegetarian meals.
The Canford school infrastructure includes main school building with classrooms, laboratories, a library with a multi-thousand printed fund and modern electronic resources, a computer, a media center, a conference room, a lounge zone. There is also an art gallery, its own theater.
For creative development of students on the campus, a music school with 9 piano studios, a recording studio, an organ hall is open.
Sports infrastructure is represented by a track and field stadium, sports center with gyms, fitness hall, swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, several fields with a grass cover, playgrounds for team games, a golf course.
Academic year: September - January.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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