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Felsted School Private Boarding School

In 2018 - 90% of A Level students achieved A* - C.
Address: Felsted, Dunmow CM6 3LL, United Kingdom
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Description Felsted School Private Boarding School

  • Location: Felsted, Essex, United Kingdom
  • Educational programs: junior and middle classes (KS1-3 ), GCSE and IGCSE , A - level and IB Diploma
  • The age of students: from 4 to 18 years old
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: full-time, board
  • Total number of students: 545 people.

The independent British boarding school Felsted School adheres to the principles of mixed education and aims to create the most comfortable conditions for its students from 4 to 18 years, providing high-quality education of a high British standard.

Felsted School was founded in 1564, the founder of the school was Baron Richard Rich, who served under King Edward VI as Lord Chancellor. Today it is in the east of England in Essex County in the small town of Felstead, near the legendary University Cambridge and London. The road to Stansted International Airport takes just 15 minutes, and Heathrow and Gatwick can be reached in 1.5 hours. This is a picturesque green area, which is considered to be one of the best places in the country for golf lessons.The territory is unusually well-groomed and green, includes a large number of historic buildings (well equipped with modern equipment inside), groves and parks for recreation, spacious lawns and paths for walking. Noting in 2014 its anniversary - 450 years of excellent work - the school is rightly proud of its academic programs that respect the age-old British traditions.

Felsted School is proud of the academic achievements of its students, is respected by colleagues in the educational field and has an excellent reputation:

  • Ismember organization ISGA (The Independent Schools Golf Association);
  • Included in the top 30 schools offering the IB program in the UK;
  • Most students easily enter selected colleges and universities;
  • Consists of an international union of the Round Square schools, which allows for student exchange with 80 institutions around the world;
  • Included in the ranking Tatler 225 Independent School;
  • Listed Country Life Top 50 School;
  • Cooperates with Apple's regional educational center (there are very few such schools in Britain);
  • Is one of the 12 founders and an active member of the Headmasters 'and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC).

The quality of academic education is so high that ambitious students choose and enter the most prestigious universities and colleges of the world:

Felsted School offers several effective and balanced studying programs:

  • Preparatory School (Grades 5-7) = 10-12 years
  • GCSE (8-11 grades) = 13-16 years old
  • A-Level (graduation grades 12-13) = 16-18 years
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma classes 12-13, international equivalent to the British A-level = 16-18 years
  • Summer language courses = 10-14 years
  • LEAP Course - compulsory course for new students (duration 1 week). It is held in September after the arrival of students, but before starting their studies. LEAP Course was created to improve the level of the English language and overcome the language barrier, full adaptation to new conditions, adaptation in the British educational environment is provided.

There is a special program for gifted students, and there is also a studying option for children with difficulties in mastering subjects and disciplines. One classroom includes no more than 18 people, and high school students are engaged in even smaller group 3 -10 people. Also, graduate class students can visit the institution during special extended holidays (Exeat Weekends ). Of the most successful and developed disciplines, one can mention business and finance, marketing, humanities.

A total of about 545 boys and girls are enrolled here, 85% of them are enrolled on a full board basis. The number of foreign students here is about 105-110 people: most of them come from Germany, there are also students from the Far East and the USA, Eastern Europe and Africa.

There are many well-known personalities and recognized experts in their field among students and graduates - once the son of Oliver Cromwell himself studied here! Here are a few more examples:

  • Isaac Barrow (the teacher of the legendary Isaac Newton)
  • John Wallis (mathematician, founder of mathematical analysis)
  • Reginald Pierson (chief designer of Vickers-Armstrong)
  • Christopher Woodmark (businessman, president of the Rolls-Royce company)
  • Many Olympic champions
  • Baron Richard Dannatt (Commander-in-Chief of the British Army), etc.

The official religion here is Anglicanism, but it is not cultivated, in Felsted School children of all faiths and denominations can study.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Felsted School Private Boarding School

Program name
from 12 495 £ / term

For the high school students, the main task is to successfully pass the final exams and to get a prestigious GCSE certificate, which gives an opportunity to continue studying in a college or university. Also, the middle-class course sets students up for studying in the upper grades, prepares them for a more in-depth and thorough study of academic subjects and languages.

The following subjects are studied (compulsory and optional):

  • English Language and Literature
  • Music
  • Biology
  • Latin
  • Geography
  • Chemistry
  • Information Technology
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Physics
  • History
  • Technology and Design
  • Physical culture and sport
  • Religious Studies
  • German
  • Classical civilizations
  • Mathematics.
from 12 495 £ / term

The British university preparation program, widely known all over the world - the A - level certificate with good results is counted as entrance examinations, students take such a deep and thorough study of the disciplines. The students choose objects themselves from a fairly extensive list - it is not just the personal interests and inclinations that should be oriented, but also the requirements of the future university or college, the specialty of the profession.

Available directions of study are:

  • English
  • French
  • The photo
  • Business course
  • English literature
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Fabrics and textile production
  • Physical culture and sport
  • Economy
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Information Technology
  • Latin
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • 3D- design
  • German
  • Religious Studies
  • Political science
  • Theatrical skills
  • Physics.
from 12 495 £ / term

International University Preparation Program is an analogue of the British standard A - level . Thanks to this course and a wide range of disciplines, students can effectively prepare for admission to the chosen university, deepen their knowledge of academic areas, more clearly define their interests and priorities.

Subjects for selection:

  • English
  • Latin
  • Music
  • Physical education and sport
  • French
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics (classical and advanced course)
  • German
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Economy
  • Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Biology.
05.07.2020 -16.08.2020
from 1 400 £ / week

Summer language camp

Summer language camp will help students not only to improve language studying significantly, but also to become more self-confident, to show their talents and abilities, to learn to communicate with representatives of other countries and cultures and, finally, to have fun time!

Every day there are 3 general gatherings (after breakfast, after classes and before bedtime) - this allows not only to closely monitor students, their location on campus, but also in time to inform them about the upcoming activities during the day and week. Also during the meetings there are students who have achieved significant results in academic, creative or sports activities: such encouragement evokes the spirit of healthy competition, the desire to achieve higher goals.

Students of the summer camp live on a full board basis - comfortable rooms and meals three times a day, balanced, tasty and varied are provided. In addition, light evening snacks are provided - this will help students not go to bed hungry after evening activities or sports.

Staying in the summer camp will help you to meet new friends from all over the world. Here, communication of pupils with each other, mutual pastime and mutual assistance is encouraged in every way: senior help younger ones, already experienced boarders - beginners.

The course is selected based on the initial level of knowledge: there are options for beginners who are poorly proficient in English, and for "advanced" students. The students are divided into groups on the first day of the beginning of the classes (usually Monday), after the introductory testing. Classes are formed small so that students can feel comfortable, and teachers can give each child the maximum attention and care. Beginners will learn the basics of grammar and vocabulary of the English language, develop communication skills, spoken English and listening skills. Experienced students can effectively prepare for exams and language tests, learn to analyze poetic and prosaic texts in English, and learn the basics of literary composition. During the day there are several breaks and big changes: students can relax, have a snack, go in for sports or chat with new friends.

The main direction of education in summer programs is English language, literature and writing skills. Additionally the following educational directions are offered:

  • Scientific

The duration of the course is from 1 to 4 weeks - each week students learn a new topic. The main directions are natural sciences: chemistry, physics and biology. Students are expected to have a lot of practice and laboratory work, analytical and research work, projects, and all studying is conducted in an interesting format with a lot of interactive and live communication. In case of successful completion of the course, students can get a prestigious CREST certificate, which will serve as an additional advantage when entering a college or university.

  • Mathematical

The Summer Academy of Mathematics is a real find for students gifted in the exact sciences and interested in this field of knowledge. Classes are conducted by experienced teachers and students of the profile direction of Cambridge, which create interesting and non-standard tasks, assignments, projects and research for pupils. Also this version of the course is perfect for students who want to improve their skills, to deepen and refresh knowledge before the start of a new semester, to improve their academic performance during the main academic year.

  • Culture and art

There is a huge number of practical classes - students learn the chosen direction of art and creativity by working in studios and workshops. Students will work with a wide variety of materials: glass, plastic, clay, mirrors, pastels, paints under the guidance of sensitive and professionhal teachers who have extensive experience working with students at IB and A-level programs. By the end of each week, students perform one of the small creative projects, and the result - an object of art created by the student himself - can be taken home.

The duration of the course is from 1 week, it is recommended to use at least a 2-week course (maximum duration is 4 weeks).

  • Physical culture and sports

Ideal for students who want to improve not only their language skills, but also their physical shape. Students attend studying in rugby, cricket, hockey, tennis - in short, the most popular sports in traditional British boarding schools. With the children there are professional instructors who guarantee the safety of the pupils and the correctness of the exercises, help to develop game techniques, physical strength and endurance.

  • Pre-IB (preparation for International Baccalaureate)

This course will help students to prepare for the IB program - to improve their English language and knowledge of basic academic disciplines, to fill in learning gaps, and to update existing information. In addition, students will be able to prepare for the CAS exam - to get acquainted with its structure, subtleties and features, to overcome the psychological barrier before testing.

  • Performing skills.

This program is the most popular and intensive - the number of places on the course is limited to 20 participants, therefore it is recommended to submit the application as much as possible in advance.
Children will master acting and dramatic art under the direction of one of the best theater figures in England and the UK. This course was developed in collaboration with The National Theater, Royal Court Theater, Bush Theater, Hampstead Theater and Sydney Theater Company under the guidance of Max Stafford-Clark. Classes are held every day from 13:00 to 17:00 - students are preparing a big show, which will be shown on the last day of the shift.

Students study in several ways:

  • Methods of playing professional actors and receptions of famous theatrical figures;
  • Studying the history of the theater, the principles and laws of its work;
  • The study of the methods of Max Stafford-Clark;
  • Interaction with theater workshops, artists, screenwriters and decorators;
  • Development of their abilities, the disclosure of talent and potential.

Several key matches are required from students of this course:

  • Good, advanced level of English;
  • Interest in theatrical life, interest in the history of the theater, its features and laws;
  • Enthusiasm and sincere desire to develop their talents;
  • Knowledge of the main English and British plays and playwrights.


The summer camp works for 4 weeks. Programs of 2.3 and 4 weeks duration are provided.

In addition, students can add to their course useful and interesting electives: horse riding, lessons at the Academy of Dance or professional hockey studying. Please note that the number of seats is limited, there are also national quotas - you apply as early as possible to guarantee a place on the chosen course.

The indicated price already includes:

  • Accommodation and meals (full board, meals three times a day + evening snacks and snacks);
  • Excursions and sightseeing trips (within a week - 1 half-day and 1 a day);
  • A complete guarantee of children's safety, supervision of pupils 24/7;
  • Laundry service;
  • All sports and leisure activities (except for those stipulated for an additional price - golf, horse riding, etc.);
  • All textbooks, books and materials;
  • Initial testing on arrival;
  • Full report on academic performance and company certificate at the end of the course.

Also included in the tuition fee is a transfer on specified days (Sunday from 8:00 to 17:00) - students are expected at Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick and Southend airports.

Accommodation and food

Children who prefer boarding accommodation occupy cozy and comfortable residences: for pupils from 9 and 13 years there are different houses, 2 separate homes are reserved for high school students, and one - for the youngest students. A total of 10 dormitories have been built, of which 2 are designed for rest of full-time students. Fully equipped and furnished cozy rooms for 2-4 people are provided, there are living rooms for relaxation withTV and the Internet, its own small student kitchen and library. There educators live together with the children, who guarantee the complete safety of students, monitor the maintenance of cleanliness and discipline.

During resettlement, the gender and age of the pupils are taken into account - the boys live separately from the girls. Each residence is designed for 60 people.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Classical civilization, Digital media, English, geography, history, maths, music, physical Culture
Events list: art, badminton, cricket, excursions, hockey, rugby, tennis, volleyball

Events Felsted School Private Boarding School

Many students devote their free time to sports activities:

  • Gliding sport
  • Tennis
  • Aerobics
  • Horse riding
  • Fencing
  • Swimming
  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Running
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Track and field athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Riding polo
  • Rugby
  • Dances
  • Netball
  • Golf.

Outside the school of Felsted, instrumental ensembles and vocal, choral collectives are known. Here you can learn to play the flute or piano, strings or wind instruments (including saxophone), sing in the chamber choir or chapel, participate in a jazz band, in an orchestra (symphonic, wind or string). You can take individual lessons of performing skills - teachers work with all sorts of musical instruments, including electric guitar, harp, violin and bagpipes. The theater studio is also popular: the school's own theater has beautiful modern equipment, which makes the productions even more qualitative and professional. A lot of pupils attend the section of painting, drawing. Additionally, there are many clubs and sections on interests - each student will be able to find a job to taste:

  • Astronomy
  • Journalism
  • Cinematography
  • Cadet corps
  • Cooking
  • Art Club
  • Sculpture
  • Ecology
  • Foreign languages ​​
  • Horticulture
  • The Leadership School
  • Beekeeping
  • Dancing
  • "The Theater Fans' Club "
  • Photographic art
  • Young entrepreneurs
  • Desktop publishing (creation and the learning) games
  • Technical equipment of the performances.

Senior students can participate in the prestigious competition for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize. The United Nations model works (Model United Nations ) is an excellent chance to develop their leadership skills, to learn the basics of diplomacy and international cooperation.

Equipment Felsted School Private Boarding School

A multifunctional sports complex, a spacious swimming pool, numerous fields and playgrounds for team games, tennis courts with professional cover (about 30!) are on the campus of the Felstead school (the total area of ​​which is 33 hectares, or 80 acres). The students have free access to an extensive library and multifunctional scientific laboratories. A special studying center for high school students has been created (Sixth Form). For elective classes there is a concert hall (with a capacity of 400 people) and a music school, a professional recording studio, a modern Center for Information and Computer Technologies.



Term dates and fees

The following components are not included in the cost of the program and are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee;
  • Tuition fee;
  • Visa fees and services, translation of documents;
  • Consular fee paid at the embassy;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Registration in the guardian agency;
  • Guardianship (required for minor children);
  • School uniforms;
  • Examination fees;
  • Pocket personal expenses;
  • Additional music and creativity classes, individual academic lessons;
  • Round trip air tickets;
  • Transfer in both directions.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 270 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 1195 GBP
  • Medical insurance 150 GBP
  • Guardianship 630 GBP

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

Students applying for a place in the Preparatory School can apply for 10-12 years, for a place in the Senior School - from 13 to 16 years. Applications submitted outside of the regular time of admission can be considered if there are seats on the chosen program.

Students entering the 9-10 academic year must pass the entrance test and go through a personal interview, as well as show a report card with grades for the last three years. Applicants of grade 12 must additionally provide a GCSE certificate or equivalent (it should include a minimum of 5 B grades in different subjects).


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Good afternoon! Can I write down my daughter for summer language courses? What documents are needed for a visa? Thank you.
Good afternoon! First, the documents are submitted to the school, then the school will send a confirmation of enrollment, it and other documents must be presented for a visa, more information can be sent to you by post.

Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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