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Horris Hill School

Address: Horris Hill, Newtown, Newbury RG20 9DJ, United Kingdom

Description Horris Hill School

  • Founded: in 1888
  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire (90 kilometers from London)
  • Age of students: 7-13 years
  • Total number of students: 112 people (94 at the boarding house)
  • Type of accommodation: full board (residence)
  • Type of education: separate (boys only)
  • Language of instruction: English.

Founded in 1888, the school Horris Hill School (School Horris Hill School) is considered to be a traditional British elementary boarding school - here boys are 7-13 years old (the institution follows a separate education scheme and does not accept girls). The founder (who is also the director of prestigious Winchester College) was able to earn excellent feedback and reputation for the school in a short time, respect for the colleagues of the educational world - and to this day the institution is well known far beyond the territory of Great Britain.

Thanks to close relations with Winchester College, most of the graduates of primary school are enrolled in this board, but are successfully enrolled in other prestigious and elite educational institutions:

  • Harrow;
  • Eton;
  • Marlborough;
  • Radley;
  • Bradfield.

The goal of Horris Hill School is comprehensive, harmonious and quality education combining academic development, extra-curricular activities in a warm, friendly atmosphere and a family atmosphere. The school only learns about 112 boys, classes can hold up to 12 people - this makes it possible to apply to everyone an individual approach, a lot of personal attention, carefully monitor the progress of each student. Weekly meetings of students with their personal tutor are provided, which is always in communication with teachers, the director and parents, helps to make a unique curriculum, to choose and assign additional classes.

Much attention is paid to discipline - but the school is known for its loyal rules of conduct and virtually no penalties. Teachers and educators strive to make young men grow up to be real gentlemen - independent, educated, responsible, disciplined - and more inclined to the carrot method than the whip.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Horris Hill School

Program name
from 9 550 £ / term

Elementary classes (Preparatory School, 3-8 years of study).

At this stage of structuring, the balance of the program is given special attention: the curriculum was recognized as fully in accordance with the high British national standards (National Curriculum). Studies in grades 3-8 serve as an excellent, effective preparation for enrolling in the middle and upper classes, a way to form a solid foundation of basic knowledge in subjects.

The list of disciplines that students are studying, broad and diverse, covers almost all sciences and areas of knowledge:

  • Information technology (ICT)
  • Art
  • Natural sciences (chemistry, physics, biology, health sciences)
  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Technology of design
  • Geography
  • Greek language
  • The fundamentals of religion (theology)
  • English
  • Physical Education and Sports
  • Special course PSHE (personality, society and health)
  • Drama and theater, acting skills
  • History
  • French (as the main foreign language).

The course is drawn up so that the complexity and depth of research studies gradually increase year by year, according to the growing number of students. Teachers do everything to entice students, instill in them a love for education, reading, self-development.

Much attention is paid to out-of-class education: trips to the cinema and theater are organized on a regular basis, theater plays, concerts and performances are arranged on their own, numerous and diverse school communities, electives and sports sections work.

The cost of schooling is 5,935 £ per day and 8,000 £ for full board (price is per person for 1 trimester, 1 academic year = 3 terms).

Accommodation and food

4 men's boarding houses accept students who decided to study at full board: they are comfortable, cozy houses, living in which will teach children independence, responsibility, will teach to take care of themselves. But this does not mean that the students in the Houses are left to their own devices: they are always accompanied by educators (many of them live with their families here), and the director himself, along with his wife, takes care of the youngest students. The rooms are equipped with necessary furniture and household appliances, high-quality lighting - students can decorate them at their discretion, bringing in them a part of home comfort and their tastes. In each house there are phones with international communication to call their parents, it is allowed to keep mobile phones, PCs constantly work with Internet connection (e-mail, Skype and other useful programs and messengers).

Board meals are organized in the common spacious, warm dining room: every day the students are offered a large selection of delicious, nutritious dishes, always present on the table fresh salads, vegetables and fruits, useful sweets and fresh pastries. The students are also fed by educators, part of the teachers - this supports the family atmosphere of the campus, helps to establish relationships between students and administrative personnel.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: Ancient Greek, art, Chinese, design and technology, English, French, geography, german language, health education, healthy lifestyle, history, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, music, Natural Sciences, physical Culture, Religious studies

Events Horris Hill School

Sports education is an integral part of the education in the British boarding school, and Horris Hill was no exception. During sports, children not only improve strength, speed and endurance - they learn to lead a healthy lifestyle, work in a team and show leadership qualities, strengthen the spirit and willpower. The variety of sports available is impressive:

  • fencing;
  • orienteering;
  • football;
  • tennis;
  • triathlon;
  • athletics;
  • cricket;
  • cross-country crossings;;
  • rugby;
  • squash;
  • swimming;
  • judo;
  • softball;
  • hockey;
  • sailing;
  • golf.

School teams and teams constantly compete with students from other schools, take part in regional and national tournaments at least once a year. Due to the successful territorial location, boys often go on hikes and expeditions (on foot or by bicycle), and starting from the 7th grade you can learn sailing, which is tested and awarded with a personal certificate.

Lessons of creativity, and especially music, are equally popular: approximately 85% of students regularly take at least 1 musical instrument lessons, sing in the choir, observing old school traditions. In 2004, a new, ultra-modern music school with its own recording studio and a large, cozy, technologically advanced concert hall was built on the campus. Many groups, ensembles, bands and orchestras have been assembled: 3 choruses, a quartet of bassoons, a percussion ensemble, flutists, guitarists, a wind ensemble, saxophonists, a string band, even groups of playing bagpipes and double bass! Many speak weekly at school meetings, at regular semester concerts. Those who wish can pass a specialized music exam - the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music or the Trinity Guildhall Music examinations, to qualify for a special musical scholarship.

A variety of art and creativity and design:

  • painting;
  • drawing on a batik;
  • calligraphy;
  • acting and drama, the art of theater;
  • excursions to the best art galleries and museums, exhibitions, visits to theaters of Oxford, Newbury and other British cities, including London;
  • astronomy;
  • modeling;
  • gardening;
  • chess;
  • the photo;
  • cooking and much more.

On weekends, trips are organized to bowling or go-karting, you can go fishing or climbing, learn kiting or skate. Various excursions offered to students are also diverse: these are the most interesting British cities (for example, London, Portsmouth), the Isle of Wight, overseas trips (for example, in 2013 a trip to the Kenyan ski resort was organized).

Equipment Horris Hill School

On the campus for the young men everything that can be needed for study, sports and creativity, various extracurricular activities, recreation and living is prepared decisively - in total the territory occupies 70 acres, including an ecologically clean forest park and spacious green valleys.

Each classroom is equipped with interactive whiteboards and electronic equipment, a beautiful library, decorated with oak panels, includes not only art books, but also a variety of periodicals, teaching aids and methodical journals, periodicals of all kinds. On campus there are opportunities for any classes:

  • School of Music;
  • Center for Design and Technology;
  • numerous creative workshops and studios;
  • own theater stage;
  • modern computer classes;
  • tennis courts (all-weather);
  • outdoor swimming pool with heated water;
  • cricket fields;
  • football fields;
  • golf courses;
  • multifunctional, spacious sports hall;
  • hockey arena;
  • squash courts.

Term dates and fees

The cost of schooling is 5,935 £ per day and 8,000 £ for full board (price is per person for 1 trimester, 1 academic year = 3 terms). The indicated cost is not included and 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)
  • 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 and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Usually, the recruitment is conducted among applicants for 8 years (in September), but in the case of availability, you can apply at any age, as well as during January or April. The school is not strictly selective and does not suit a hard competition for applicants: it will be enough to have a basic package of documents, small tests and an individual interview with the director.


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