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Chigwell School

Address: High Road, Chigwell IG7 6QF, United Kingdom
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Description Chigwell School

Private Chigwell School provides British and foreign children with a full education cycle - from 4 to 18 years (Pre Prep School for students 4-7 Years began its work in 2013). Founded Chigwell School was back in 1629 by the Archbishop of York, Cambridge Vice Chancellor Samuel Harsnett. Nowadays, the school very carefully treats its traditions, while not being afraid to introduce in the educational process modern pedagogical techniques and innovative approaches, the latest technology and equipment. The school was founded as a male: in 1975, girls were able to enter the senior graduation classes, and in 1997, Chigwell School completely switched to a mixed type of education.

Most of the pupils are British citizens, children of families living nearby, but from 14-16 years on Chigwell School programs international students can also study, living permanently on campus on a full board. The school is very welcoming to foreign students: it is believed that the rich national and cultural composition of students helps children become more open and sociable, tolerant, develops horizons and mutual respect.

Chigwell School is divided into several departments:

  • Pre Prep School = 4-7 years;
  • Junior School = 7-13 years old;
  • Senior School = 14-15 years old;
  • Sixth Form (graduation classes) = 16-18 years old.

Academic indicators of the school are high - every year the educational institution is included in the TOP-100 best boarding schools in the UK, and 99% of students successfully enter selected universities from the national TOP-20, including Oxford and Cambridge. The success is facilitated by a flexible academic program (free choice of priority disciplines from a broad, diverse list), as well as attention not only to academic, but also moral development of students. They are taught to learn: to be independent, responsible, persistent and hardworking, to take your business seriously, to develop harmoniously and comprehensively. The curriculum of schoolchildren includes the following main subjects:

  • English language;
  • Religious Studies (Required from grades 3 through 9);
  • French language (required - from 3 to 8 class, further as an elective);
  • Mathematics;
  • Modern foreign language;
  • Physics;
  • Geography (required - from 3 to 9 classes);
  • Information technology;
  • Biology;
  • Art (required - from 3 to 9 classes);
  • Chemistry;
  • History (required - from 3 to 9 classes);
  • Music art ( Mandatory - from 3 to 9 class).

Each student Helps not only the teaching staff, but also the personal curator, as well as the guardian (the latter is assigned to every foreign student who came to study in the UK).

Special rules are largely introduced for the representatives of the graduating classes Sixth Form. Senior students can participate in the management of the school, help solve educational, social and organizational issues, working together with the administration and teachers, organize events and general holidays. High school students attend special consultations from the school administration: they help them choose subjects and future specialties, conduct vocational guidance classes, monitor the quality of pre-university preparation. Students are told about the peculiarities and advantages of different universities, the requirements of admission commissions, help to formalize documents and register in the electronic filing system.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Chigwell School

Program name
from 10 995 £ / term

Quick overview: British two-year course for the certificate of the General Certificate of Secondary Education, indicating the completion of the course of incomplete secondary education.

The curriculum includes 8-10 subjects - some are compulsory, some are chosen as electives. In general, at GCSE, you can study the following areas:

  • English Language and Literature;
  • Mathematics;
  • Modern foreign language: Spanish, German, French;
  • Natural sciences: chemistry, physics, biology;
  • Dramatic and theatrical art, acting skills;
  • History;
  • Art and Design;
  • Graphic design;
  • Music art;
  • Classical Latin;
  • Geography.
from 10 995 £ / term

Brief information: The traditional in the UK course of pre-university training is designed for 2 academic years. During this period, international students study only 3-5 of their chosen subjects: this gives the opportunity to focus on the most priority areas of knowledge, effectively prepare for admission and study at the chosen faculty.

You can choose from the following options:

  • English literature;
  • Mathematics;
  • Design and technology;
  • Economics;
  • German;
  • Physical culture and sports;
  • Drama art;
  • Spanish;
  • Chemistry;
  • Biology;
  • Higher mathematics;
  • Classical civilization;
  • Greek language;
  • Religious studies;
  • Art and design;
  • Geography;
  • French;
  • Latin language;
  • ICT (information and communication technologies);
  • History;
  • Physics;
  • Music art;
  • Policy.

A-level certificate with high enough points gives an opportunity to enter even the most privileged universities of the country without additional examinations and entrance tests.

Accommodation, housing and food

Actually, international students mainly enter boarding schools - they permanently reside on campus in cozy, spacious family residences. Each guesthouse is very small (for 7-8 schoolchildren), but they are all located close to each other and constantly arrange joint activities and entertainment.

All children are constantly under the supervision of commandants, educators and teachers. Many school staff - including the director - along with their families also live on campus very close to the student houses.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : art, biology, chemistry, Classical civilization, design and technology, economics, English, English literature, French, geography, german language, graphic design, Greek language, Higher mathematics, history, Information Technology, maths, modern languages, music, Physical culture and sports sciences, physics, politics, Religious studies, Spanish, Theatrical art

Events Chigwell School

In the daily schedule of the students physical activities are included: training helps not only to improve physical fitness, strength and endurance, but also to develop perseverance, perseverance, leadership skills and teamwork. The following sports are available for students (some depend on the time of the year, as they are held outdoors):

  • Big tennis;
  • Football;
  • Netball;
  • Athletics;
  • Swimming;
  • Classical English Lapta;
  • Hockey (including the female one);
  • Cricket.

The school has its own Scout troop: Scout troop constantly participate In various activities, hikes and expeditions. This can be a visit to the Scottish Highlands, a stay in the summer camp of Switzerland or Ireland, an expedition to the English islands, etc.

Senior students regularly participate in the competition for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize and demonstrate excellent results. For many graduates, participation in the race becomes a significant advantage of a personal resume and a certificate upon admission.

Many children are constantly engaged in art:

  • A music school with the latest equipment conducts more than 300 lessons per week - and team, and individual. The school has several excellent musical groups: jazz bands, orchestras, choirs, ensembles, horn groups - all of them regularly participate not only in school, but also in regional and national events, concerts, competitions.
  • Modern Art Center includes large, bright and spacious classes: workshops for sculpture and ceramics, painting and drawing, design studio, photo lab. Cognitive visits to the most famous art galleries, museums, interesting performances and exhibitions are often organized.
  • The school's own theater is designed for 150 spectators. Children constantly arrange performances and productions, where they are engaged not only as actors, but also as directors, experts in sound, light or costumes, script writers, stage workers.

    Works in free time and a lot of academic clubs and circles on interests:

    Regularly organized excursions to London and other notable cities in the UK, lecturing at friendly universities, visiting art galleries and museums, theaters and cinemas, concerts and performances, traveling abroad (mostly for vacations) and in huge amusement parks for the whole day.

Equipment Chigwell School

The school campus is located in the small town of Chigwell, Essex: this is the north-eastern region of London, just 17 kilometers from the center of the English capital. You can walk to the metro station in 10 minutes of the same name: it makes it easier for children to transfer and travel, gives the opportunity to regularly visit the sights and cultural sites of London.

The total campus area reaches 100 acres: there are enough historical and majestic buildings, and modern innovation centers, well-established infrastructure and the latest equipment. The structure of the campus includes:

  • Modern classes and lecture halls with interactive Equipment;
  • Multiple Libraries;
  • Computer labs (all PCs have Internet access);
  • Own Theater;
  • Great Music School;
  • The fields for Team games and competitions (total area - more than 50 acres);
  • Modern sports center with a gymnasium;
  • Cricket fields (indoor and outdoor);
  • 2 hockey grounds;
  • A spacious indoor pool with heated water;
  • Fields for netball;
  • 6 tennis courts.

In some buildings, primary school students are engaged: the kids have their own classrooms, a library and a computer class, their playgrounds and fields in the open air for games and recreation.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Tuition fee already includes:

  • Studying  the course;
  • Tutorials, books and materials, stationery;
  • Extracurricular Activities Leisure and entertainment activities, mugs and sections, excursions and walks;
  • Using the entire campus infrastructure;
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board, including lunch and snack);
  • Laundry services.

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee (Non-refun;
  • Educational deposit (refundable);
  • Examination Fees;
  • Additional lessons (including individual lessons), English language courses EAL;
  • Music and drama studios;
  • Some additional Sports;
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services);
  • Additional excursions and activities (optional);
  • Flights to both Side;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification, courier delivery of documents;
  • Consular (Paid at the Embassy);
  • Mandatory medical insurance;
  • Personal pocket expenses.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 GBP
  • Application Fee 400 GBP

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

Most children come to Chigwell School at 4, 7-8, 11-13 and 16 years - outside the main stream applications can also be considered, but individually and only with Availability of seats on the selected course. Applicants are waiting for an individual interview with the director or representative of the school, as well as testing the level of knowledge (the number and composition of the exams depend on the chosen program).

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- 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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