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Giggleswick private School

Address: Jigglesvik, Settle BD24 0DE, United Kingdom
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Description Giggleswick private School

  • Year of foundation: 1512
  • Location: North Yorkshire County, England
  • Age: 3-18 years old
  • Type of institution: private school
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Form of study: full-time
  • Number of students: 470 people.

Giggleswick School is one of the oldest and strongest public schools in the UK and the first co-educational school for boys and girls. Giggleswick School takes on students from 3 years of age and bring them up to the age of eighteen in full-time and boarding education.

An individual approach to students helps to unlock their full potential, which is helped by the experience and commitment of the profession of teachers working at Giggleswick School. Mathematics and English are specialized subjects in the school. In addition, the program includes dramatic art and design. Giggleswick School students receive good education in the field of musical and theatrical art. Here in honor of such sports as rugby and hockey, the team for which is considered one of the best in North Yorkshire. Graduates enroll in the Imperial, Oxbridge, LSE, Warwick, Durham, and UCL universities.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Giggleswick private School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
3-11
from 7 500 £ / term

Junior school (3-11 years)

The atmosphere in the Yorkshire Dales gives students the joy of adventure and discovery, the desire to grow and develop a love of learning throughout their lives.

Year of study

Form of study

5-6

 

Full board

Partial boarding (3 nights)

3-6

Daily form

2

Daily form

Annual
14-16
from 7 400 £ / term

GCSE

The list of disciplines offered for studying:

  • English literature
  • English
  • Spanish language
  • Latin
  • French
  • Deutsch
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Art
  • Music
  • Religious studies
  • Theatrical skill
  • Housekeeping
  • Technology and design
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Physical education.
Annual
16-18
from 11 000 £ / term

A-levels

Duration of studying is 9 years.

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Business
  • Deutsch
  • French
  • Latin
  • Art
  • Classic civilizations
  • Music technology
  • Theater Studies
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Higher mathematics
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Political science
  • Technology and design
  • Chemistry
  • Economy.
31.05.2020 -02.07.2020
12-14
from 5 250 £ / 5 weeks

School immersion program

  • Age of students: 12-14 years old
  • Dates: May 31 - July 2
  • Duration: 5 weeks.

This is a program for immersing students in Giggleswick High School, which is held at the educational center during the last 5 weeks of the summer semester. Pupils and adolescents, in addition to exploring the new environment, will have the opportunity to improve their level of spoken and written English due to the large amount of practice.

For the period of study, students are offered accommodation in one of the seven school residences + participation in a leisure program that includes various clubs, events and trips. The concept of such an immersion program includes not only gaining new academic experience, but also a new cultural experience - interaction with British traditions and not only.

To participate in the program, students who are eligible for age will need to fill out a registration form and make a deposit to reserve a seat.

05.07.2020 -23.08.2020
7-16
from 2 100 £ / 2 weeks

International summer school

  • Age of students: 7 to 16 years old
  • Dates: July 5 to August 23
  • Duration: 2 to 7 weeks.

Every year, the program of the International Summer School invites children from countries around the world from the age of 7 to 16 to study. The educational program includes high-quality intensive English language instruction during each day, as well as participation in sports or cultural events that take place in the afternoon. In the evenings, students can join the entertainment social program.

The international summer school conducts two shifts of instruction, taking into account the age of students:

  • Junior group 7-10 years (Junior Program): July 12-26, August 9-23
  • Senior group 11-16 years old (Senior Program): July 5-26, August 9-23.

The studying is conducted in small study groups, where the children are distributed taking into account the starting skills and abilities of each student. The program of the International Summer School takes place simultaneously with the summer courses of the school, which will allow students to communicate with English children, applying the acquired language skills during various events.

The cost of studying at the International Summer School includes:

  • Educational materials
  • Meals at full board (from three times a day)
  • Accommodation at the school residence
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting at the airports of Manchester and Leeds
  • Field events
  • 24-hour supervision from school staff
  • Excursions and visits to various cultural places
  • Studying under the guidance of experienced teachers and coaches.
Annual
16-18
from 130 £ / day

Revision courses (preparation for GCSE and A-level exams)

  • Age of students: from 16 years old
  • Dates: throughout the year
  • Duration: 1-6 days.

Every year at Giggleswick, a program for preparing for the popular high school exams - GCSE and A-level - is available for foreign and Russian students. The duration of studying in the selected course is from 1 to 3-6 days. Such a program is designed to help students with several issues: improve the language technique, work out the choice of high-quality answers during the test, and so on.

Classes are taught by qualified teachers, many of whom are examiners of the GCSE and A levels, so they know all the features of these tests. For students, both full-time education and with residence on the territory of the school are available.

The daily curriculum within the framework of the selected courses looks something like this: 5.5 hours of studying academic subjects (with breaks), an hour and a half for passing the test + hour for independently studying the selected list of subjects for which exams will be taken.

Annual
16-18
from 130 £ / day

Revision courses (preparation for GCSE and A-level exams)

  • Age of students: from 16 years old
  • Dates: throughout the year
  • Duration: 1-6 days.

Every year at Giggleswick, a program for preparing for the popular high school exams - GCSE and A-level - is available for foreign and Russian students. The duration of studying in the selected course is from 1 to 3-6 days. Such a program is designed to help students with several issues: improve the language technique, work out the choice of high-quality answers during the test, and so on.

Classes are taught by qualified teachers, many of whom are examiners of the GCSE and A levels, so they know all the features of these tests. For students, both full-time education and with residence on the territory of the school are available.

The daily curriculum within the framework of the selected courses looks something like this: 5.5 hours of studying academic subjects (with breaks), an hour and a half for passing the test + hour for independently studying the selected list of subjects for which exams will be taken.

06.04.2021 -09.04.2021 14.04.2021 -17.04.2021
7-16
from 220 £ / day

Easter courses

  • Age of students: 7 to 16 years old
  • Dates: April 6-9, April 14-17
  • Duration: from 1 week.

Easter courses at Giggleswick School is an educational program that is held during Easter vacations for children of two age categories:

  • From 7 to 11 years old;
  • From 11 to 16.

In the courses, children will learn English, plus participate in additional activities. Depending on the program, students will realize their creative or sports potential: art, cooking, drama, dancing, nature exploration, needlework of all kinds, geocaching, adventure sports (tracking, hiking, rafting), team games and more.

For older children, sports academies of hockey or cricket are offered under the supervision of professional British coaches or national players.

So, here are some of the programs included in the Easter vacation studying course:

April 6-9

April 14-17

Explore, create and build (7-11 years old)

Activity and adventure (7-11 years old)

Hockey Academy (11-16 years old)

Cricket Academy (11-16 years old)

The courses have a full-time education format, as well as placement on the school grounds. Participants of educational programs in the cafeteria of the educational institution eat, depending on the type of studying.

05.07.2020 -20.08.2020
7-15
from 275 £ / week

Summer courses

  • Age of students: 7-15 years old
  • Dates: July-August
  • Duration: 5 days to 4 weeks.

During the summer holidays, Giggleswick offers students educational programs designed for different ages. Each of the courses lasts 4 weeks, and every seven days the children engage in various types of activities - from sports in the fresh air to various workshops (art, science, culinary, craft and not only).

So, student programs include:

  • 7-10 years old (Junior Courses): Multi-activity and adventure, Tennis Academy; Science Research, Tennis Academy; Creation; Cookery and crafts, Golf Academy.
  • 11-15 years (Senior Courses): Tennis Academy; Cooking and Crafts, Cricket Academy, Tennis Academy; Hockey Academy, Adventure Week; Cookery and crafts, Golf Academy.

In each of the presented areas, qualified teachers, instructors or professional coaches work with students of summer courses. Sudying sessions are held every week from Monday to Friday. In the evenings, an entertainment program is organized for children, and on weekends - a cultural part, including excursions and walks.

The format of study with accommodation also includes meals in the school canteen at full board (3 times a day). When learning during the day - once a day.

Outdoor persuits

  • Age of students: from 12 years old
  • Dates: throughout the year
  • Duration: from 1 day.

This educational program offers its students a wide range of educational and recreational courses in the fresh air, plus the studying of coaches and qualifications in organizing outdoor activities (guide, scout leader, orienteering instructor and others)

The educational program of the course is available both for individuals and for group classes (any set or from the organization). The school offers several activities on these topics:

  • Mountain climbing and mountaineering
  • Rock climbing
  • Rafting
  • Speleology
  • Mountain tracking
  • Orienteering
  • Geocaching
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Mountain biking
  • Bicycle riding
  • Shooting
  • Archery
  • Team building
  • Survival in the forest and camping.

The educational process at each of the courses is supervised by qualified teachers with the necessary experience in the field and a wide range of useful skills. Also, all teachers passed the CRB test and were studied in first aid skills. The cost of studying varies depending on the chosen course (out of three) and the format (full-time study or with accommodation).

Giggleswick is an excellent school for coaching and tourism, as there are necessary conditions for practice on its territory. The campus is located in one of the best regions of the country - in the territory of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where you can find hills, rocks, rivers, caves. There are also three famous Yorkshire peaks: Ingleborough, Pen-i-Gent and Warnside. There are also sandstone cliffs in the park, there is a mountain bike track, suitable terrain for orienteering. On the campus, students will find an indoor pool, a climbing wall and a shooting gallery.

Accommodation, housing and food

The school is located in the vicinity of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the village of Giggleswick (Jeggleswick) a mile and a half from the town of Settle, which belongs to the north-eastern part of England. The journey time from school to London takes 5.5 hours (420 km). Manchester Airport is 1.5 hours away by car.

Pupils of the school are accommodated in seven houses, each of which can accommodate from 48 to 60 students, the director of the Giggleswick School is personally responsible for the studnets. Rooms in boarding houses are designed for 2-3 people. Each house is supervised by a manager and four teachers. Some high school students voluntarily help teachers.

Events Giggleswick private School

The school has a wide range of extracurricular activities:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Volleyball
  • Gymnastics
  • Golf
  • Judo
  • Brass ensemble
  • Cricket
  • Athletics
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Orienteering
  • Dancing
  • Theater Club
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Hockey.

Advantages

  • The opportunity to enter the prestigious universities of England
  • Individual approach to students
  • High School Evaluation by Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Commission
  • One of the 10 best educational schools in the UK according to The Telegraph
  • Living in a school with a rich five hundred year history.

Equipment Giggleswick private School

For 13 years, £ 9,000,000 was invested in the infrastructure of the school. On the well-groomed territory there are 7 educational buildings, as well as:

  • Pool
  • New modern library
  • Drama Theater Richard Whiteley Theater
  • High-tech computer classes
  • Grass courts
  • Medical Center
  • Hockey and soccer fields
  • Rugby, squash, cricket fields
  • Sport halls
  • Tennis courts
  • A fitness center.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Fall Trimester: September-December;
  • Spring trimester: January-March;
  • Summer Term: April-July.

Starting dates for school weeks vary by calendar.

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES

  • Registration fee
  • Academic deposit
  • Transfer from airport
  • Payment of exams
  • Extra lessons
  • Medical insurance
  • Opening a visa.

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

Students are accepted to school of any denominations and creeds. The official religion at school is Anglicanism. According to the independent directory The Good Schools Guide, the school is democratic and devoid of snobbery characteristic of such educational institutions.

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