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Milton Abbey Private School

Address: Blandford Forum DT11 0BZ, United Kingdom

Description Milton Abbey Private School

  • Year of foundation: 1953
  • Location: Blandford Forum, UK.
  • Age of students: 13-18 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of studying: private mixed schools
  • Number of students: 211 people
  • Accommodation type: full / partial board.

The Milton Abbey School is a small private school located in an old, picturesque mansion not far from the village of Milton Abbey, about 30 miles southwest of Salisbury. On the school territory there are five comfortable residences equipped with everything necessary for living and studying. Historic dominant of the school complex is Milton Abbey, called the Bishop of Salisbury "the most beautiful church in Wessex" - it is among the 100 best church buildings in the UK.

Milton Abbey considers as its priority the organization of a safe educational environment, care for students with special educational needs, building partnerships with parents to create a detailed individual profile of each student. This allows you to choose the best studying route. During the  time spent at school, students receive inspiration and support from a team of competent, enthusiastic teachers.

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

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16-18
from 13 725 £ / term

Milton Abbey has one of the most comprehensive programs available among independent schools in the UK. It covers a variety of academic, professional subjects, disciplines of the creative cycle.

The school offers graduate students traditional A-Level courses, popular BTEC courses. Milton Abbey School is focused on building a flexible, maximally satisfying student’s academic program.

A-Level, BTEC studying areas:

  • Art, photography
  • Communication, culture
  • Rural Management
  • Theater Studies, Performing Arts
  • Design technology
  • Economy
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Horse breeding
  • French
  • Geography
  • Politics
  • History
  • Art history
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Creative media
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Religious studies
  • The science
  • Spanish language
  • Physical culture, sport.
Annual
16-18
from 13 725 £ / term

Milton Abbey has one of the most comprehensive programs available among independent schools in the UK. It covers a variety of academic, professional subjects, disciplines of the creative cycle.

The school offers graduate students traditional A-Level courses, popular BTEC courses. Milton Abbey School is focused on building a flexible, maximally satisfying student’s academic program.

A-Level, BTEC studying areas:

  • Art, photography
  • Communication, culture
  • Rural Management
  • Theater Studies, Performing Arts
  • Design technology
  • Economy
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Horse breeding
  • French
  • Geography
  • Politics
  • History
  • Art history
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Creative media
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Religious studies
  • The science
  • Spanish language
  • Physical culture, sport.

Accommodation, housing and food

Upon admission, each student — regardless of whether he lives in scholl residence or comes to school every day — is attached to one of 5 boarding houses and becomes a member of a cohesive community. The boarding house has a team of full-time employees who help to create a home environment.

Milton Abbey School has the following accommodation options:

  • Athelstan - the residence, located in the main mansion, accepts boys
  • Damer - new building, accepts girls
  • Hambro - located in the main mansion, accepts boys
  • Hodgkinson - located in the main mansion, accepts girls
  • Tregonwell - the new building, takes the boys.

The school offers a varied diet, prepared using local products: a large selection of hot, cold meals, food for students with special dietary needs. Products used in cooking are supplied by local manufacturers within a 30-mile radius of the school. Continental, traditional English breakfasts are served every morning, except on Sundays, when an early light breakfast is served, followed by a “Big Brunch”, a unifying event for students and staff.

Events Milton Abbey Private School

  • Milton Abbey offers a wide range of extracurricular recreational activities covering sports, art, culture and the social sphere.
  • Physical education is an integral part of the school’s extracurricular activities: students play sports four days a week, competitions are held on weekdays and Saturdays.
  • Once a week, all students take part in the program of social services, engage in volunteering, charitable activities, clean forest, beaches, countryside, and also engage in team building exercises.
  • Milton Abbey has a lot of extracurricular music classes: instrumental practice, vocals, choir singing. Concerts, musical performances take place regularly during the year, demonstrating the talents of the school’s musicians and guest performers. During the summer holidays, the school hosts the annual International Music Festival and the Summer School, which regularly attracts many world-class artists. The most talented musicians of the school take part in these events.
  • The school holds regular sporting and social events with other schools at the weekend. Evening entertainment is held twice a week.

Advantages

  • The Milton Abbey School welcomes students with a wide variety of talents, needs, and characteristics to help them to formulate, achieve ambitious goals. Students from around the world are preparing here for admission to prestigious universities, receiving equal support from teachers.
  • Due to the small number of students, Milton Abbey is ideally suited for teaching especially gifted, talented students who have demonstrated a high level of ability in academic subject areas, talent for art, music, drama, design, information technology, sports, or who have shown leadership potential. The lesson plan for such students involves performing tasks that require a higher level of cognitive skills, encouraging the solution of complex, open tasks. Out-of-class work with students from this group includes trips to conferences, seminars, mentoring by subject experts, event managers, participation in various projects and competitions.
  • The Milton Abbey School Studying Support Department is an integral part of working with students who have certain difficulties in learning during individual and group work. The school offers support to all students who have difficulty with the organizational, educational processes, preparing for exams. The department has teachers, including a specialist in English as an additional language (EAL), and assistants who help students to prepare for basic lessons.
  • In 2012, the educational institution opened a specialized medical center to ensure maximum care for students and staff 24 hours a day. It has a team of nurses with experience working with students.
  • Picturesque surroundings provide space, security, inspiring rural environment. On weekends there are trips to Dorset, Blandford, Dorchester, located nearby. Also close to the school there are large coastal cities of Weymouth, Poole, Bournemouth, which also organizes trips. On the school territory there are stables, a farm where horses, ponies, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, guinea fowls live. It serves as a learning center for high school students who have chosen to work with animals and agriculture as a profile, a place to get practical experience.

Equipment Milton Abbey Private School

  • Milton Abbey School offers students to visit the gym, swimming pool, shooting range, golf course, theater for 320 seats, art department, design unit, hockey rink.
  • The park zones arranged at the end of the 18th century are listed in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
  • In 2009, the school began to organize its own farm to raise students' awareness of the environment, to achieve a certain self-sufficiency: students, along with qualified staff, grow vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruits. Also on the farm keep animals, birds.
  • The school library is a quiet place to study, which is fully staffed with books, magazines, newspapers. Pupils can use the computer and printing equipment of the library, as well as take part in book and reading events that take place during the school year.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Approximate daily routine

Time

Event

7:25

Rise, breakfast for boarders

8.15

Arrival of full-time students, roll call, visiting the chapel

9.00

Beginning of lessons

11.00

Break, serving drinks and snacks

12.45

Lunch, free time

14.10

Lessons, sports activities, volunteering, community service, depending on the day of the week, individual schedules

16.00

Self-study, lesson preparation

18.00

Dinner

19.00

Evening Campus Events for Boarders

On Saturdays, the schedule includes three lessons after roll call and visits to the chapel. Afternoon is devoted to sports, and from 16:00 there is an entertainment program for students.

Pupils on a full board basis live in school during the week, on weekends. They return home for a long weekend (Exeat) twice a semester, on a semi-annual, Christmas, Easter, summer vacation.

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

Milton Abbey School accepts students from all over the world. Candidates for admission are waited at the school on Open Days so that they can get acquainted with the educational process, living conditions, staff, future classmates.

Entry requirements:

  • Age of students - 13+ years
  • Entrance exams - English language, mathematics (or a document confirming the passing of exams in a previous educational institution)
  • Extract of grades from the previous educational institution, indicating a satisfactory level of knowledge of the candidate
  • Interview.

Students with special educational needs will be asked to undergo a preliminary interview with the supervisor of educational support before enrolling to ensure that the school can offer them the necessary level of assistance if necessary.

For admission to the graduating class (Sixth Form), candidates of 16+ years are interviewed with the head of the school, the residence manager, the head of graduating classes, and also undergo evaluation testing. Candidates must have high GCSE results in disciplines relevant to them, good performance indicators from the previous school.

Scholarships Milton Abbey Private School

Milton Abbey School offers a wide range of scholarships: academic, for achievements in the field of art, design, drama, music, sailing.

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Milton Abbey Private School reviews

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This school is wonderful - our daughter loves it. It’s a place that values and nurtures talent builds self esteem. I would really recommend a visit.
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