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King Edward's Witley Private School

In 2018 - 56% of A Level students achieved A - A*
Address: GU8 5 SG
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Description King Edward's Witley Private School

  • Location King Edward's School Witley: Whitney, Surrey, the United Kingdom;
  • Curriculum: KS3 (middle), GCSE, IGCSE, Pre-A Level, A level , Pre-IB, IB;
  • Students age: 11 to 18 years;
  • Type of accommodation: full-board (residence);
  • Total number of students: 500 people;
  • Type of education: mixed;
  • Average score for IB in 2016: 33.5.

The independent private boarding school King Edward's Witley is located in the small village of Whitney (Surrey, almost on the border with Sussex county, southeast England) and takes on boys training and girls from 11 to 18 years, including foreign students. Road to London will take approximately 1 hour. Here is adopted as a day form, and training on the scheme of full boarding (with accommodation).

The history of the educational institution is quite entertaining. The year of foundation is 1553: training classes for children of poor people were organized in London. Unfortunately, they burned down during the famous Great Fire of London, together with the hospital in which they worked - since then the school has moved repeatedly until it finally settled in Wheatley (1867). Together with training, boys mastered crafts, army service, they wore military uniforms and even slept in hammocks! During the Second World War, the secret scientific laboratory of the Navy worked on the basis of the school: a powerful radar was developed here, which allows determining the location of enemy ships and submarines, which played an important role during the sea Atlantic battles. After the end of the war, they took a joint form of training (they began to enlist girls), and today King Edward's Witley School is on the list of the best in England. In addition, it is one of the largest boarding schools in the whole country.

The total number of students reaches 500, approximately half of them are full-board students and permanently live in residences on campus. International students make up about 20% of the total number of children, these are representatives of more than 40 countries.

Independent commission regularly conducted by Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and following the results of the last (2010) the following evaluations were made:

  • "Good": academic successes of children, quality of teaching, working with parents, quality of school management, organization of extracurricular education, quality and organization of the curriculum;
  • "Excellent": the conditions of education, childcare and safety, the quality of childcare, the level of upbringing and development of children;
  • "Great": the level of education and boarding.

The success of the students and graduates of King Edward's Witley School  (statistics for 2013) is indicative of the successful work:

  • 62% of the exams in the program IB-Diploma were handed over for 5-7 points (which is similar to the estimates from A * to B on the scaleA-level );
  • 81.7% of students passed a minimum of 5 subjects at the GCSE level for grades A * to C, of ​​which 41.6% were earned by higher Points A * -A.

King Edward's Witley School is a full and active member of the  Headmasters 'and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC). Officially Anglicanism is accepted here, but the teaching does not bear religious deviation - children of all faiths are freely admitted.

A professional, personal tutor is attached to each student, who regularly meets with student during confidential, personal conversations: he helps to solve various problems and difficulties, gives valuable recommendations and advices, helps to immerse completely in academic, cultural, linguistic, extracurricular environment.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in King Edward's Witley Private School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
14-16
from 11 350 £ / term

Quick overview: The classical course of secondary school education in Britain: the GCSE certificate is highly regarded by all higher schools and colleges, and also gives the right to study in more intensive and complex pre-university courses (for example, A-level or IB).

International students study a fairly wide range of subjects, among which there are also compulsory (for example, mathematics and English), and optional:

  • English;
  • Mathematics;
  • Religious Studies;
  • Natural sciences (general course of chemistry, biology and physics);
  • Art;
  • Physical education and sport;
  • Music art;
  • History;
  • Acting, drama and theater;
  • Technology and Design;
  • Graphic arts;
  • Latin language;
  • French or Spanish as a foreign language;
  • Classical civilizations.

This diversity gives children the opportunity to better determine their own interests and inclinations, to choose directions for further in-depth study and even choose a university, specialty and faculty.

Annual
15-16
from 11 350 £ / term

Brief information: Complete preparation for a general IB course lasts 1 year. This program is especially in demand among international students: 

  • It helps to unify and streamline knowledge;
  • To get acquainted with the British system of education;
  • To get used to the academic and cultural environment.

List of subjects and disciplines to study:

  • English;
  • Critical thinking;
  • Health education;
  • Mathematics;
  • Art;
  • History;
  • Spanish;
  • Natural Sciences;
  • Physical education and sport;
  • German;
  • French;
  • Latin language;
  • Geography;
  • Business;
  • Economics.
Annual
16-18
from 11 350 £ / term

Quick overview: standard international course, lasting 2 years, is offered to international student's attention. Students choose for themselves 6 priority subjects:

  • 3 studied at a standard level;
  • 3 - at a more in-depth.

Also, all students without exceptions attend 3 additional courses:

  • Theory of knowledge;
  • Writing an extended essay;
  • Activities creativity, action and service.

Students can choose subjects to learn from a fairly extensive list:

  • English Language and Literature;
  • Computer science;
  • Theatrical art and drama;
  • German Literature;
  • Physical culture, upbringing and sports;
  • Greek language;
  • Design art;
  • Music art;
  • Physics;
  • Chemistry;
  • German;
  • Greek language;
  • Health education;
  • Philosophy;
  • French;
  • Visual arts;
  • Spanish;
  • Biology;
  • Economics;
  • Latin language;
  • History;
  • Business and Management;
  • Geography.

Accommodation and food

The school offers a full-time tuition (without accommodation) and full board (in particular, for foreign students). On the territory there are 2 spacious, comfortable residences for boys and girls (separate). For pupils of elementary grades there are rooms for 2-4 people, high school students occupy private bedrooms.

Each student is assigned to his or her own house (there are only 8 of them): they are led by Housemaster or Housemistress (these mentors are always ready to help with solving household, administrative or educational issues). Between the houses are constantly held various competitions - this helps to bring up in children a team spirit and a competitive spirit, a sense of pride in their brotherhood.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: applied Science, art, biology, business, Business and management, chemistry, design, drama, Dramatic art, economics, English, exact sciences, geography, history, Information Technology, Jazz band, management, maths, modern languages, music, physical Culture, physics, theater, Theatrical art
Events list: badminton, basketball, cricket, cross, dancing, Dramatic circle, field hockey, football, guitar, Music games, music studio, netball, rowing, Squash, Swimming in the pool, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Events King Edward's Witley Private School

Extracurricular activities at King Edward's Witley School are no less important than academic lessons. For students there is a large number of various clubs, studios and circles of interest - for each there is an occupation to taste. This is an excellent opportunity to diversify the training program, show your abilities and talents, share your passion with like-minded people. Here are some examples:

  • Chess;
  • Modeling;
  • Embroidery;
  • Natural history;
  • Ceramics;
  • Vocal and chorus;
  • Dances (choreography);
  • Cooking;
  • Edition and release of the school magazine;
  • Design.

The sporting activities is equally developed - from the most popular species sports can be noted the following:

  • Cricket;
  • General fitness;
  • Golf;
  • Swimming;
  • Hockey;
  • Water sports;
  • Squash;
  • Football;
  • Canoeing;
  • Badminton;
  • Karate;
  • Netball;
  • Sailing;
  • Gymnastics;
  • Tennis.

Various entertainment events, discos, theme parties, interesting and educational excursions of various types, visits to concerts, cinema and theater visits, museums and galleries of art, various attractions are organised.

Advantages

  • Co-education of children is conducted according to a special scheme. For example, boys and girls occupy different rooms, but in the same house, they constantly play and practice together, they communicate with each other a lot. This is not only an excellent opportunity to develop the skill of inter-sex communication, but also an excellent chance for sisters and brothers who come to study together and do not want to "break up" because of different schools;
  • Flexible training, extracurricular activities and leisure activities;
  • Excellent value for money; The cost of the programs already includes the necessary teaching aids and books, as well as a uniform school;
  • Even children with learning difficulties or with special needs can study here: employees and teachers have sufficient experience of teaching and working with such students, they are able to find the right approach.

Equipment King Edward's Witley Private School

The internal infrastructure of King Edward's Witley School fully meets all modern standards and provides everything necessary for effective study and pleasant, comfortable rest and residence. Students have free access to an extensive library and functional scientific laboratories (usually hold practical classes), as well as a sports infrastructure: a gym, tennis courts, a variety of fields and grounds for individual lessons and team games, gyms for dancing and gymnastics, spacious pool.

A medical center is constantly working, the qualified personnel of which is ready to assist the child around the clock in case of trauma or any malaise.

Term dates and fees

The cost of the programs (together with accommodation, full board) is:

  • 1-2 year = 7300 £ / trimester;
  • 3-5 years = 9150 / trimester;
  • Pre-IB and IB programs Diploma = 9500 £ / trimester.

The specified amount already includes:

  • Training for the selected program (1 academic year = 3 Trimester);
  • Accommodation and meals (full board);
  • All study materials, manuals, books and textbooks;
  • School uniform;
  • Sports, leisure, entertaining and sightseeing.

Pay attention to some additional fees that are not included in the basic cost of the programs:

  • Registration fee = 200 £;
  • Deposit confirming the place in the school;
  • Tuition fee = cost of 1 trimester;
  • Examination fees;
  • Additional lessons (optional);
  • Additional extracurricular activities, excursions (optional);
  • Round trip (calculated depending on the airport);
  • Custodianship;
  • Pocket expenses;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Air tickets in both directions;
  • Visa fees and services = from £ 100.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 11350 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

The institution adheres to a rather flexible policy of admission, including for foreign applicants. The requirements depend on the age of the student and on the class in which he is applying.

Every foreign applicant must be tested for the level of English; For each individual course "English as a foreign language" (EAL) is developed. These classes are usually individual, and training can be organized in small groups, which are formed according to the level of knowledge and basic training.

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King Edward's Witley Private School reviews

Ilona

I really liked the school, very nice director of the school and alot of foreign students. This is an old beautiful building built in the 16th century, drowning in greenery and flowers. So did all the additional items - music, painting, drama, works and cooking. In general, the school left an unexpectedly pleasant impression.

King Edwards

I liked the school very much. A beautiful old building, built in the 16th century, a vast territory, drowning in greenery and flowers. At the same time there is modern equipment of the school and fresh renovation in the rooms for students. Perhaps I would like to see more emphasis for scientific research, but there is also a necessary set for studying biology, chemistry and physics.
Just like all the additional items - music, painting, drama, works and cooking. In general, the school left an unexpectedly pleasant impression.
Thank you, Katerina, for the good organization of the presentation of the school!

Yours faithfully, Ilona.

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Michael

I have taken English language courses with the help of Smapse - and now it's time to share my impressions.

My courses were held at King Edward's School: it is such a solid, large and old-fashioned guesthouse, a real huge country estate. The buildings are stone, very beautiful, well equipped: modern computers, Wi-Fi, comfortable residences for housing. I went for two weeks: it seemed a little week to my parents, and for a month the guys who want to study in the English school, they have a more saturated program - I wanted to have a good rest and have fun, and English, too, to pull up. The lessons are completely non-stressful: everything goes as a game, we constantly watched movies and sang songs in English, we threw up topics for discussion and debate. In my opinion, only the perfect introvert is not going to overcome the language barrier here - the teachers are very attentive and patient, so you start not having to worry about your broken English at that time.

Thank you Smapse for helping with the organization of the trip, I liked everything!

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Ilona

The school really liked it, very nice director of the school and a contingent of students. This is an old beautiful building built in the 16th century, drowning in greenery and flowers. So did all the additional items - music, painting, drama, works and cooking. In general, the school left an unexpectedly pleasant impression.

I liked the school very much. A beautiful old building, built in the 16th century, a vast territory, drowning in greenery and flowers. At the same time there is modern equipment of the school and fresh renovation in the rooms for students. I liked the very pleasant director of the school and the contingent of students also seemed decent. Perhaps I would like to see more emphasis for scientific research, but there is also a necessary set for studying biology, chemistry and physics.
Just like all the additional items - music, painting, drama, works and cooking. In general, the school left an unexpectedly pleasant impression.
Thank you, Katerina, for the good organization of the presentation of the school - Rimma Bern deserves high praise!
Apparently, she has a lot of experience in organizing such meetings and talks with questions that enable her to understand the features of living and teaching.
But in the same place, we still want to get to the interview in Mill Hill

Yours faithfully, Ilona.

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