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Port Regis Elementary School

In 2014 the Independent Schools Inspectorate judged Port Regis to be 'excellent'
Address: Motcombe Rd, Motcombe, Shaftesbury SP7 9NS, United Kingdom
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Description Port Regis Elementary School

  • Established: in 1881
  • Location: Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK
  • Age of students: 7-13 years
  • Total number of students: 360 people
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: residence (guesthouse)
  • Language learning: English.

If you choose a school in England for elementary school students, the Port Regis School (Port Regis School Elementary School) will be the best choice - this is one of the top preparatory schools in the country. Founded in 1881, the boarding school is located in the picturesque county of Dorset in the south-west of the country and for many years now offers exceptionally high-quality and effective educational courses, which confirms an impressive list of famous graduates:

  • Members of the royal family of Great Britain (Peter and Zara Phillips, grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II)
  • A member of the royal family of Jordan - Prince Rashid Bin El Hass
  • Writer and Illustrious Barrister (Lawyer) Sir Louis Bloom-Cooper
  • Duke of Cambridge Rebecca Decon's Private Secretary
  • Professor of Cambridge Miles Barnit
  • Artists Beau Bruce, Daisy Lewis, Bruce Sherman
  • Athletes Lloyd Valas (skiing, Olympic medal), Max Clark and Tim Payne (rugby), Amelia Maugan (swimming, Olympic medal), Nick Greenstock (rugby)
  • Artists Jasper Conran, Paul Cox, Sebastian Conran, Adrian Heath and many others.

The director of the Port Regis School is Stephen Ilett: a graduate of Oxford University and the Rossal School, in the past the leading specialist of the renowned insurance company Lloyd's of London.

The founder of the school is Sir Mills Rice: from the very first day of opening he wanted the school to become a sure springboard for younger students to a successful and prosperous life. Education at the Port Regis School is designed to develop students' basic Christian and human values, useful personal qualities: dedication and perseverance, generosity and tolerance, mutual respect, and hospitality. At school, they take care of each child and do their best to give him the necessary resources for growth and self-improvement, for uncovering unique talents and potential.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Port Regis Elementary School

Program name
from 11 250 £ / term

Elementary classes

  • Age of students: 7-13 years.

The primary school curriculum is designed not only to provide a foundation of solid knowledge, but also to teach children to learn, to enjoy knowledge and new discoveries. Small classes and professional teachers help everyone quickly get used to the new environment and progress every day, and a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere increases the effectiveness of each lesson.

The curriculum includes a wide range of subjects:

  • English language and literature
  • English as a foreign language (supporting a course for students from abroad)
  • Maths
  • Story
  • Geography
  • Natural sciences: physics, chemistry, biology
  • Religious Studies (Theology)
  • Modern foreign languages (Spanish, French)
  • Classical languages (Greek, Latin)
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama and theater
  • Information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Design Technologies
  • Physical education and sport.

All children before the start of classes are tested for signs of dyslexia or other possible problems in learning: if they show up, a special training program is drawn up for them. Successful, gifted students also have their advantages: they develop a more in-depth and accelerated course of study, there is an opportunity to take additional lessons or increase the intensity of the main ones.

Accommodation, housing and food

On the territory of Port Regis School there are four residences (two for men and two for women), where students are accommodated on full board basis. Educators and curators constantly look after students and form a calm, family atmosphere where every student feels safe.

Meals are organized in a spacious, bright common dining room by the chef James Frank: using only fresh, environmentally friendly, high-quality products from local producers (the school received 5 stars according to the Food Standards Agency hygiene rating), it forms a balanced and healthy diet.

Events Port Regis Elementary School

The school is considered one of the strongest in the UK in terms of sporting achievements - and this is taking into account the fact that the best English schools are in principle incredibly strong in terms of this indicator. Athletes of Port Regis School often go to national and international competitions, and some major tournaments (rugby, netball, cross-country, athletics) and held at all on the campus of the school, which allow excellent conditions and infrastructure.

Available sports (men's and women's teams):

  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Aerobics
  • Rock climbing
  • Orienteering and survival in extreme conditions
  • Kung fu
  • Judo
  • Rounders
  • Netball
  • Swimming in the pool
  • Field hockey
  • Athletics
  • Run
  • Horseback riding
  • Volleyball
  • Gymnastics
  • Karate
  • Golf
  • Rounds
  • Roller hockey
  • Table soccer
  • Table tennis
  • Softball
  • Cricket
  • Trampolining
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Fencing
  • Archery / Target shooting.

The creative component is also not lagging behind in development - a huge number of circles, clubs and communities of interests work on campus, where everyone can show their talents and abilities:

  • Ballet
  • Quizzes and contests
  • Watercolor
  • Chess
  • Cross-stitch
  • Pottery and Ceramics
  • Knitting
  • Jewelry craftsmanship
  • Beekeeping
  • Music (more than a third of the guys constantly hone the game on various instruments)
  • The art of debate and oratory
  • Playing in the orchestra
  • Scottish dance
  • Programming and IT
  • Mental Math - Brain Training
  • Cooking and baking
  • Gardening
  • Board games club
  • Circus art
  • Carpentry, the creation of wooden products
  • Collages
  • Fishing
  • Chorus
  • Theater and dramaturgy
  • Street and modern dance
  • Cinema Club
  • Digital photography
  • Art Club
  • Tap dance

It is worth noting a dramatic group: in 3-5 classes all children are obliged to study theatrical art, and starting from the 5th class they can master the professional program under the guidance of LAMBDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) and even pass a profile exam. Theatrical mastery includes not only work on the stage as an actor - these are directors, scriptwriters, stage workers, experts in light, sound, costumes and scenery. On average, 5-6 major performances and performances are given each year.

Choreography is very popular among students: it helps not only to harmonious physical development, but also provides an opportunity to express themselves in movement, increase self-confidence, improve coordination and smoothness, beauty of movements. The main teacher, Alex Robertson, was educated at Italia Conti: she has toured the world and has performed in Las Vegas and the West End. The number of styles taught is large: it is jazz, ballet, tap dance and musical theater, even modern and street styles. Once a year, children give a great dance show, always attracting crowds of spectators.


  • Highest quality academic preparation. Graduates and students receive very high marks, exam scores, easily enter the most prestigious schools in the UK: Eton, Cheltenham, Marlborough, Millfield, Oundle, Tonbridge, Winchester, Wycombe Abbey and St. Edward's Oxford, Sherborne.
  • Many students receive scholarships in various fields.
  • Special language course EAL (English as a foreign language) for easy adaptation of foreign students (combined with the main educational process)
  • Excellent technical equipment and infrastructure: for example, school sports facilities are often used for national competitions and national team training.
  • Beautiful nature surrounded by guest house
  • Strict selection of teachers, curators and other staff.

Equipment Port Regis Elementary School

The equipment of the school fully meets modern requirements and often surpasses many prestigious British guesthouses for the middle and high classes:

  • The total area is more than 60 hectares: cozy lawns and green groves for walking, ponds and a clear lake
  • Numerous sports fields and playgrounds (all-weather)
  • Riding center
  • 9 hole golf course
  • Shooting range (archery / target)
  • Large indoor sports complex: two sports fields, which served as its basis, were opened back in 1980 and 1990 by Queen Elizabeth II herself. Today it is a national base for gymnastics (junior team)
  • Squash courts
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Cricket Fields
  • Special halls for martial arts and martial arts
  • Basketball and volleyball courts
  • Common room for meetings and parties.

The main building - Motcombe House - the eight-storey mansion of the Tudor era was built in 1894: this is not the only example of the architectural heritage of the school.

Dorset County in the south-west of England (literally on the English Channel coast) is distinguished by a warm climate (even in winter) and magnificent natural features, the beauty of landscapes and the diversity of flora. You can get to central London in about 2 hours, which makes it easier for children to travel and transfer.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is divided into three trimesters, the cost of each is about 10450 £ (together with accommodation and meals in full board). The specified price is not included and is charged additionally:

  • Registration fee = £ 100
  • Exam Board
  • Tuition deposit = £ 100 + cost per term
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Guardianship (registration at the agency + guardian services)
  • Return flight tickets
  • Round trip
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

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

Applicants should apply at least one year before the expected start of the course, paying a registration fee of £ 100. You will need the latest (actual) extracts from the previous place of education, recommendations and characteristics of teachers. Also, each applicant is waiting for a personal interview with the school director (in person or via Skype) + testing on verbal and non-verbal logic.

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