Cottesmore School is in Sussex County: the road to Brighton is only about half an hour, and you can get to central London in one hour. The school was founded in 1894, and at present it has been operating since 1946, since the end of World War II.
The total campus area reaches 30 acres. This cozy, majestic estate, built in Victorian style, surrounded by well-kept green gardens and parks, the windows of which open a beautiful view of the nearby lake.
About 150 people live and study at the Cottesmore Preparatory School today. The size of the school allows it to simultaneously and ensure the formation of a high British level and at the same time maintain a chamber, friendly atmosphere where almost all students know each other and are familiar with all teachers. Each child is respected as an independent and unique personality, employees take into account all their needs and requirements, they are able to develop strengths, abilities and talents. The program of study harmoniously combines academic studies and extracurricular program, so that it is possible to achieve a balanced, all-round development of students.
Cottesmore School is proud of its family, chamber and tranquil atmosphere: it strives to achieve a balance between personal freedom and public order, personal and social needs and responsibilities. Students are encouraged to work hard, participate in extracurricular activities, any manifestation of their own talents and abilities, help other students.
Employees seek to make the school a second home for students: each child has a special mentor with whom he can always talk, share difficulties or secrets, ask for advice. Shortly before the arrival, the children together with their parents can visit the school: get acquainted with employees and teachers, other children, find a mentor and assistant child. Every week, children write letters home, parents or guardians, they can also call home at any time, use a fax or a unique own e-mail address. To visit parents and relatives the school is always open: you can attend a sports game and cheer for your children, have a cup of tea with teachers and discuss the academic success of children. Parents receive a full report on the child's progress every 4 weeks plus a report with comments from each teacher at the end of each semester.
Graduates demonstrate high results in various exams and tests, profound and thorough knowledge of the subjects and disciplines of the school course. This helps them to continue their studies in prestigious schools and universities:
Cottesmore School maintains reliable communications And partnership with many educational institutions and is always ready to advise their pupils, to suggest the most optimal and profitable option for further education.
The ratio of "teacher-pupils" here is 1: 9. Classes are formed small so that each student can receive from the teacher the maximum amount of attention, participation and care: teachers carefully monitor the successes and achievements of each, pay attention to difficult moments and aspects, if necessary, adjusting the program.
Particular attention is paid to the study of basic, fundamental subjects:
Also, students attend classes on geography and history of religious teachings, then they are added to the Latin language. Particularly gifted students of the upper grades can add to the curriculum and lessons of the Greek language. There are lessons in information technology, art, music, and computing technologies.
The cost of one term of study is 7360 £, one year - 22080 £.
All children of Cottesmore Preparatory School live in comfortable and comfortable residences: when settling in the rooms, the age parameter is taken into account, as well as the personal wishes of the pupils - with whom they are friends and would like to live together. In the hostel five teachers are constantly on duty (two of them are professional nannies with excellent recommendations and extensive work experience), as well as a hostel director who promptly resolves any issues.
Younger children go to bed earlier - for them fairy tales, fascinating stories and legends are provided. Every evening the director and his wife wish the students good night, and they respond to them in the same way that they support a family, warm atmosphere.
Meals are organized in a common dining room: both school staff, teachers and children eat at the same table - this is a great chance to communicate in an informal atmosphere, share news. The chef is responsible for the meals of the schoolchildren: all meals are prepared exclusively on the school's territory, fresh products of local suppliers are constantly used.
Cottesmore School pays great attention to the development of musical abilities of its pupils. Approximately 80% of children play musical instruments, 3 choral departments work here, which constantly tour and perform concerts in Venice, Florence, Salzburg. Also on the basis of the school an excellent orchestra is assembled.
The dramatic and theatrical direction is no less developed. In the year, schoolchildren give about 7 performances, not only they play and stage, but also prepare the stage: they sew costumes, make scenery, and do lighting.
In school, students can manifest themselves in a variety of forms of creativity and art - let's name just a few:
All studios, interest clubs and circles are well equipped, equipped with the necessary materials and equipment, professional teachers and instructors work in them .
Cottesmore School considers sporting and physical development of schoolchildren equally important. This is not only an improvement in personal physical form, but also constant interaction with other students, the opportunity to establish strong friendships. At the same time, teachers ensure that healthy competition and competition between the guys lead only to better results, so that students do not compare themselves with unattainable ideals, that they seek new achievements, and not drop their hands. In leisure-free hours, you can devote time to the following sports and outdoor activities:
On the campus there are Well equipped and equipped playgrounds and fields, tennis courts with various surfaces (grass and hard), a golf course, a spacious swimming pool where every student can quickly learn how to swim, lawns for cricket.
The academic year is divided into traditional trimesters alternating with vacations for the rest of the pupils:
The cost of one trimester of study is 7360 £, one year - 22080 £.
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Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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