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Culford School Private School

Address: Bury St Edmunds IP28 6TX, United Kingdom

Description Culford School Private School

  • Founded: in 1881
  • Location: Culford, Suffolk, United Kingdom
  • Age of students: 13-18 years
  • Total number of students: 650 people (50% at the hostel)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full board) or full-time
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

Private boarding school Culford School offers a full educational cycle for students 3-18 years old, acting on a system of mixed studying - it is opened to both boys and girls. Initially, like most British boarding schools, Culford School, it was focused on teaching only young men and to a mixed type of studying came only in 1972.

Administrative and teaching staff strive to combine high educational standards and comfortable, favorable, family conditions for staying on campus, to inspire children to achieve in various fields, and not only in academic studies. The school consists of the Conference of Directors and Directrixes - HMC - which further emphasizes its prestige and the quality of educational services.

The students have the opportunity to gain practical work experience, a wide choice of subjects and disciplines, additional electives are offered. Organized useful, interesting student exchanges - most often with the schools of Germany and France. The results of students and graduates speak eloquently of the success, effectiveness and balance of academic courses:

  • GCSE: at least 75 students take exams every year, with 93% of the examiners choosing 5 or more subjects and receiving high marks (from C and above)
  • A-level: 70-75 pupils pass final exams every year - they usually choose 3-4 subjects, in total they are 347 points (average).
  • 98% of graduates continue their studies at universities, with 5% able to enter the legendary Oxford and Cambridge (15% prefer to take an academic break year).

The school includes a preparatory and primary school (3-7 years), middle and senior classes. The percentage of foreign students in the middle-senior classes is small - about 12%, and the total number of students at all stages of about 650 people.

Foreign students can attend supportive language classes EAL (English as a foreign language): group and individual lessons aimed at rapid language adaptation, improvement of basic skills, development of oral and written speech, listening skills. Additional lessons are provided for high school students (12-13 class, Sixth Form): they are provided with help and support in career counseling, preparation for the university, individual consultations and additional lessons are organized for any chosen subjects. There are special educational programs for children with dyslexia.

Culford school adheres to traditional Christian values: self-respect and upbringing, respect and tolerance for others, the environment, good manners and knowledge of etiquette, discipline, perseverance. Do not use alcohol, drugs, lies, theft and hazing. Officially, the school belongs to the Methodist church, but representatives of any confession and religion can study here. It is mandatory to wear a uniform.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Culford School Private School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
14-16
from 11 100 £ / term

GCSE

A two-year educational course is designed for students aged 14-16 (grades 10-11) completing a part-time secondary educational program. The GCSE certificate (General Certificate of Secondary Education) is required for all students who want to continue studying in the Sixth Form (A-level) programs and prepare to enter the university.

In total, 8-10 exams are passed in the GCSE final: some subjects are compulsory for everyone, some are chosen as electives.

Many students choose one or more foreign languages ​​as one of the main subjects. French in the school is compulsory for students 5-14 years (regular student exchanges with France and Germany). In addition, you can learn Latin, German or Spanish. Information and communication technologies (ICT) can also be studied as a separate subject, although some principles and methods of this direction are used in almost all disciplines.

As an exam, you can take dramatic, theatrical art, choreography. Interested students can additionally pass the profile exam of LAMDA - the London Academy of Music and Drama. 35-40 people take exams on art and design every year, including even non-standard specialties:

  • Poetry;
  • Textiles;
  • Photography;
  • Printing and editing;
  • Theatrical scenery;
  • Stage design.

Examinations GCSE can be passed in some sports directions - the school has several profile academies (for example, cricket and tennis), where qualified specialists prepare students almost at the semi-professional level.

Annual
16-18
from 11 100 £ / term

A-level

Two-year course (Sixth Form) of pre-university preparation, is designed for pupils of 16-18 years (12-13 grades). A-level certificate with excellent points is highly valued, it is a recognized "gold standard" of British education: it gives the right to enter even the best, most elite and ranking educational institutions without additional entrance examinations and tests.

The students choose independently all subjects for the personal plan: so they can give maximum attention to the most priority disciplines necessary for admission to the chosen university for the desired specialty. During the first year (AS-level), students study 4-5 subjects, of which the second year (A-level) is, as a rule, only 3-4. The choice of subjects is very wide - we give only a few examples:

  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Computer science
  • Economy
  • Information and computer technologies (ICT): can be studied both as a separate subject and as part of other disciplines
  • Foreign languages: French, Spanish, German, classical Latin
  • Dramatic and theatrical art, choreography (at will graduates can pass and profile examination LAMDA - the London academy of music and drama)
  • Art and design: poetry, textiles, photography, printing and editing, theatrical scenery and stage design
  • Some sports directions represented in the school by profile Academies (for example, tennis and cricket).

For high school students and graduates, Culford School organizes a full-fledged, effective career counseling program. Qualified employees help to determine the choice of subjects, to talk about different types of universities, opportunities for studying and choice of specialty, faculty, the process of collecting documents, communicating with the admission committee. For senior pupils, thematic useful lectures, classes, master classes, presentations, meetings with representatives of universities, admission commissions and other specialists are arranged.

Accommodation, housing and food

At full board (the school also offers a full-time form of education, without accommodation), boys and girls from 7 to 18 years old can live - they are provided with separate houses with cozy, comfortable, fully furnished with necessary equipment rooms. The rooms are almost all double, only the students of the senior classes (Sixth Form) can be located in single bedrooms.

The children are constantly in their residences with teachers and supervisors: they monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline, help students to solve various problems, to organize interesting events and parties.

Children's safety is provided very carefully, in 24/7 mode. Also around the clock and seven days on campus, there is a medical center with qualified nurses and therapists. On the school territory there is also its own shop: here you can buy a school uniform, textbooks and stationery, drinks and sweets.

Students are allowed to cook on their own kitchens, on preliminary request to go to the city (with the permission of the manager). Students of 12-13 class can use their own car and keep it in the school parking lot. In each House elders and prefects are elected: usually a boy and a girl whose nominations are put forward by students, but the director himself approves. Between the residences they regularly conduct a variety of competitions, contests, quizzes and entertainment.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : 3d-design, Applied craft, art, biology, business, chemistry, design, design and technology, drama, economics, English as a Foreign Language, English literature, French, geography, healthy lifestyle, Higher mathematics, history, Latin language, maths, music, physics, psychology, Religious studies, Spanish, sports science, textile, Theatrical art

Events Culford School Private School

There are resources and opportunities for comprehensive physical development of children in the school - they can play a wide variety of sports (PFD and swimming are mandatory):

  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Water polo
  • Rounders
  • Golf
  • Aerobics
  • Hockey
  • Athletics
  • Mountaineering
  • Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Diving
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Table tennis (ping-pong), etc.

At the school there are sports academies (in particular tennis and cricket): students will be able to practice selected sports almost at a professional level, even pass exams at GCSE and A-level. The most successful school teams (regularly performed at the county level) are teams on netball, hockey, cricket and rugby.

There are a lot of clubs and communities of interest, where everyone can find a hobby for their own taste and soul, new like-minded people, to show their unique talents and abilities:

  • Painting
  • Scuba diving
  • Music (in particular, playing a musical instrument)
  • Club of hikers
  • Acting skills
  • Art and design
  • Chess
  • Theatrical and dramatic art
  • Singing in the choir
  • Scientific, academic communities
  • Discussion club
  • Edition and the release of the school magazine
  • Aviation
  • Sailing and etc.

Musical lessons on a regular basis are taken by more than half of the students: there is an opportunity to pass a special musical examination, at least three times a year, various concerts and general performances are organized. On a permanent basis, there are more than 12 musical collectives: bands, brass ensembles, choirs, orchestras, jazz bands.

On the campus, concerts and Talent Show are constantly arranged, schoolchildren are exhibited in local galleries and museums, organize performances, play in a school orchestra or perform solo. The school organizes interesting, fascinating excursions, foreign trips (Malawi, North Africa, the Himalayas).

High school students can take part in the competition for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize, engage in a joint Cadet Corps (CCF) with military sports studying.

Equipment Culford School Private School

The Culford School campus is located in Suffolk, near the cozy town of Bury St Edmunds: the nearest city airport can be reached in 40 minutes, and the road to major international airports Gatwick and Heathrow will take approximately 2 hours. The total area of ​​the territory reaches 480 acres.

The main building of the school is a magnificent, beautiful and ancient mansion Culford Hall (built in the XVIII century, was the residence of the Count of Cadogan), which surrounds more modern buildings for sports, academic and creative pursuits, numerous open areas for active recreation and studying. The school has prepared everything that students can need for studying, leisure and extra-curricular activities:

  • Tennis center
  • Modern multifunctional sports center
  • Climbing wall
  • GYM's
  • Libraries
  • Language center
  • Indoor pool with long walkways
  • Playgrounds and courts - both for individual exercises, and for team games
  • Center of Science
  • School of Music
  • Drama studio
  • Design studio
  • School of acting.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The course price already includes:

  • Studying on the chosen program
  • Accommodation and meals (when choosing a full board)
  • Basic textbooks, books and materials
  • Leisure activities and excursions
  • Sports and creative sections, a variety of circles, communities of interest
  • Use of the entire school infrastructure
  • Laundry service.

The list of thw following services is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional): tennis, swimming, horse riding, sailing, some musical and dramatic, choreographic classes
  • English lessons for foreign students (EAL course)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

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

Most new students come to school at the age of 13 and 16 (especially foreign students). At the school for the selection of entrants there are own entrance examinations and tests. Most of the children in middle and high school are graduates of their own primary and preparatory school Culford Prep School.

If the student claims a place in the A-level program, he must present the GCSE certificate with at least 7 passed exams (scores from C and above, on subjects selected and on A-level - not lower than B).

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