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Fulneck School

Address: Fulneck, Leeds LS28 8DS, United Kingdom

Description Fulneck School

  • Founded: in 1753
  • Location: Fulneck School, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Students Age: 3 to 18 years old
  • Total number of students: 400 people, 345 of them on full-time form of education
  • Residence type: residence (full board)
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

Education comes in many shapes and sizes; here at Fulneck School everyone believes the school have something that’s hard to find anywhere else. You’ll encounter our small school in a traditional English village nestled in Yorkshire countryside. Much of our campus dates back to 1753 and with over 100 acres of grounds to explore, it is a truly magical setting. 

On entering, children quickly feel part of our close community, secure and happy in their surroundings. This is a place of warmth, acceptance and care. Venture further into any of our classrooms and you’ll instantly discover happy pupils who enjoy the space, time and freedom to develop their ideas, encouraged by teachers who have the ability to provide an individual focus and instil the confidence to strive for excellence. It's a traditional school, with a modern outlook.

Foreign students are given the opportunity to attend special English as a foreign language (EAL) courses, and there are specialized adapted programs for children with dyslexia.

The school demonstrates excellent academic success:

  • GCSE exams are passed by Minimum for a C score of 4-5 subjects or more;
  • A-level give at least three subjects, and some students and 5 Disciplines;
  • Almost all students after graduation enter the selected universities - 6% prefer to take a year's academic leave;
  • 47% of graduates choose natural and engineering sciences;
  • 24% of graduates prefer social, humanitarian courses;
  • Approximately 6% of senior students are building their careers in the field Art or professional work discipline .

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

Program name
from 9 560 £ / term

Quick overview: A two-year British course completing a part-time secondary education program and then giving the opportunity to study in the Sixth Form graduation classes.

About the educational program: Each student's curriculum includes about 8-10 subjects: some are compulsory (like mathematics, English and literature), the rest are chosen as electives. It is worth noting an interesting subject of General Studies (complex study of important aspects of the modern world - politics, modern languages, international art, science and mathematics course), as well as a large selection of modern foreign languages. Most students choose:

  • German;
  • Spanish;
  • French.

The latter can be started from the age of 9, the others are available from the age of 12. ICT is taught separately (information and communication technologies).

from 9 560 £ / term

Brief information: The program of effective and complex pre-university training, designed for 2 academic years, entitles successful students to enter even the most privileged universities in the UK without additional entrance examinations and tests. The A-level program is quite complex and intensive, it is taught at an in-depth level, that's why there are very few subjects studied - 3-5 disciplines at the student's own choice. This concentration helps to effectively deepen knowledge of the most priority areas of knowledge, prepare for enrolling in the chosen faculty.

International students can choose directions from about 20 offered specialties, including:

  • Business course (there is an opportunity to practice or internship);
  • General Studies (a comprehensive study of important aspects of the modern world - politics, modern languages, international art, the course of science and mathematics);
  • French (available for study from 9 years old);
  • Spanish (can be studied from the age of 12);
  • German language (can be studied from the age of 12);
  • ICT (information and communication technologies).

Accommodation, housing and food

The Girls’ and Boys’ boarding houses are situated in the main school building and have recently undergone refurbishment. The school aim is to provide a ‘home from home’ experience to ensure that the transition into boarding life is as seamless as possible for both our UK and International students.

The Head of the Girls’ House is Mrs. Tamara Shepherd; she has several years of experience working in boarding at Fulneck and ensures that the care and well-being of the boarders is always the priority. Mr Robin Rhoades is the Head of Boys’ Boarding. He is very experienced in boarding and makes sure that a well-balanced, structured routine is in place. The heads of boarding are supported by assistant houseparents, matrons and academic staff.

The Girls’ house accommodates 36 boarders and the Boys’ house accommodates 50. Both boarding houses have single, twin and triple bedrooms as well as well-equipped common room areas and kitchens. The boarders also have WiFi access with security settings for those who bring their own laptops and tablets; however, there are always PCs available for Skype communication and messages.

Weekends are full of interesting events and there is always a varied timetable of activities on offer such as:

  • Trips to shopping centres;
  • Visiting parks, museums;
  • Outdoor activity centres and much much more.

Fulneck is situated in the glorious Yorkshire countryside in-between Leeds and Bradford. It is conveniently situated for the major motorways, M1 and M62, and Leeds/Bradford International Airport is on our doorstep with Manchester being a train or taxi journey away from the school. 

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : art, Art and design, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, cooking technology, design and technology, drama, English, English literature, French, geography, german language, history, Information Technology, maths, modern languages, music, Physical culture and sports sciences, physics, politics, Religious studies, Spanish

Events Fulneck School

About a quarter of Fulneck School's students constantly play musical instruments (even you can pass an appropriate exam), participate in the activities of school groups: wind instruments, orchestra, chorus (choristers perform annually in the magnificent York Sobore), jazz bands, rock and pop bands.

A lot of international students are also fond of choreography (especially popular is jazz dance) , Drama and theater, acting - every year by the forces of schoolchildren organized at least 2 major theatrical productions. Members of the drama club can take this subject on the GCSE exams, it is possible to pass the profile exam LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Drama). Many students who want to build a career in theatrical disciplines, choose this option. In addition, art and design can be passed at the GCSE or A-level programs.

Traditionally, for the UK, students do a lot of sports:

  • Athletics;
  • Aerobics;
  • Netball;
  • Football;
  • Running through Rough terrain;
  • Volleyball;
  • Cricket;
  • Scuba diving (snorkeling);
  • Tennis;
  • Table tennis;
  • Canoeing;
  • Hockey;
  • Badminton;
  • Canoeing;
  • Swimming;
  • Rugby;
  • Basketball;
  • Golf.

Pupils are participating in school teams and national teams, they go to competitions abroad and to other cities of Great Britain; There is an opportunity to take GCSE and A-level exams in physical culture and sports. High school students often compete with other schools for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize (night expeditions + sports + socially useful work), participate in the World Challenge expeditions. In general, the excursion program includes numerous trips abroad:

  • Ski resorts in Italy;
  • Business courses in Czech Republic;
  • The netball tournament in Barbados;
  • The Cricket Championship in South America;
  • Football tournament in Milan;
  • Expedition to Spain as part of the World Challenge and much more.

It is worth mentioning a variety of circles and clubs of interest, where children can show their talents and unique abilities:

  • Kayaking;
  • Theater Workshop;
  • Foreign cinema clubs;
  • Debates and oratory art, skill of public speaking;
  • Football;
  • Fans of fantasy, etc.

Equipment Fulneck School

The school's historic campus is on the edge of a picturesque green valley between Leeds and Bradford, about 35 miles from bustling Manchester.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Tuition fee already includes:

  • Training on the selected course;
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board);
  • 24-hour childcare and full security guarantee;
  • Medical insurance, according to If necessary;
  • Monitoring progress, regular reports for parents;
  • Participation in educational projects and exchanges.

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee;
  • Educational deposit (cost of 1 trimester);
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification, courier delivery of documents;
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy);
  • Personal pocket expenses;
  • Round trip tickets;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services);
  • Additional lessons, including Number and individual lessons.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 9560 GBP

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

Most students come to Fulneck School at 3, 5, 7, 11, 13 and 16 years old. For enrollment, all applicants take an entrance examination: they mainly come from their own primary and secondary schools. For applicants, there is no framework for religious, sexual, social or racial affiliation - any child from any country in the world can study here.

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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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