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Ratcliffe College

In 2018 near 40.44% of A Level students achieved A*-A
Address: Fosse Way, Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicester LE7 4SG

Description Ratcliffe College

  • Accommodation type: board
  • Location: United Kingdom, Leicester City, Leicester
  • Students age: 3 to 18 years
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Total number of students: 565 people (113 of them in boarding school, 120 in high school)
  • Age of admission: 3,5,10-11,14,16 years.

Ratcliffe College was founded by the priests of the Institute of Mercy in 1847: today the campus reaches 100 acres and is 7 miles from Leicester. The main body of buildings is located around the center of the campus - an ancient charming chapel - all the buildings are well equipped with everything necessary. The main building was built at the end of the XIX century and combines the features of historical architecture and modern interior filling and decoration.

Students are required to wear a general uniform (high school students may prefer dark suits). It is also necessary to attend church services on Sundays and church holidays (concerns the border): most students are Catholics, but faith is not imposed, and students of any religion can study here. For high school students, there is a bar (three days a week).

Ratcliffe College maintains a sufficiently strict discipline, developed a system of sanctions and incentives that helps to educate children in self-control and responsibility for their words and actions. Students who have excelled in studies and other fields, as well as exhibiting excellent behavior, are awarded prestigious certificates in the course of general fees.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Ratcliffe College

Program name
from 10 668 £ / term

Quick overview: an educational program of GCSE is designed for international students.

About the educational program: for selected specializations (compulsory or optional) it is possible to have practice. Foreign students can attend lessons of English as a foreign language.

The general list of subjects available for study:

  • English literature;
  • Computer science;
  • Mathematics;
  • Religion basics;
  • Geography;
  • Journalism;
  • Latin language;
  • Electronics;
  • Art;
  • Chinese;
  • Economics;
  • History;
  • French;
  • Chemistry;
  • Physical education;
  • Spanish;
  • Photo art;
  • Theater art;
  • English;
  • Design art;
  • German;
  • Policy;
  • Biology.
from 10 668 £ / term

Quick overview: A-level program for international students is designed for 2 yers of educational.

About the educational program: foreign students in addition to the curriculum can attend a supporting language course "English as a foreign language". It is possible to practice in the selected disciplines. In this course each student chooses 3-5 subjects for a thorough study.

List of subjects to study:

  • Music art;
  • Study of the environment;
  • Religion study;
  • History of art;
  • Higher mathematics;
  • Theatrical art;
  • Economics;
  • German;
  • Theater art;
  • English;
  • Geography;
  • Chemistry;
  • French;
  • Electronics;
  • Computer technology;
  • English literature;
  • History;
  • Art;
  • Mathematics;
  • Spanish;
  • Biology;
  • Policy;
  • Physics;
  • Design art.

Accommodation and food

In general, meals are organized by self-service system, there are all possibilities for organizing a vegetarian diet.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, design and technology, drama, Finance and economics, geography, history, Information Technology
Events list: Athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, Dramatic circle, football, Music games, music studio, netball, rugby, Squash, Swimming in the pool, tennis

Events Ratcliffe College

More than 20% of students devote their free time to playing the musical instruments: there are more than 10 groups, ensembles, bands and even orchestras playing in different musical styles, there is also a bell ringing studio. Many students take an active part in the production of the school newspaper, films and other media products, study theatrical art and the media (including at the A-level level).

Ratcliffe College pays great attention to sports, physical development of pupils, provides fields, necessary equipment, hires experienced qualified instructors and educators. Among the most popular sports you can note the classes:

  • Cricket
  • Volleyball
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Badminton
  • Ping-pong
  • Sailing
  • Big tennis
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Squash
  • Golf
  • Fitness.

Many clubs and interest groups, sections and communities are opened - each student will be able to find like-minded people and engage in pleasure:

  • Riding
  • Video club
  • Orchestra
  • Chorus
  • Oratory
  • Orientation
  • Computer technologies
  • Photography
  • Theater
  • First aid
  • Chess.

In our free time we organize a variety of excursions and trips, walks, educational tours abroad (Eastern Europe, Italy, Germany, France and other countries).


The official statistics are as follows:

  • 80% of graduates enter the selected universities without problems in the first year after graduation;
  • 5% successfully enter Oxford and Cambridge;
  • 24% of students choose engineering and other sciences;
  • 37% of pupils continue their education at the humanities faculties;
  • 19% of yesterday's schoolchildren become students of the faculties of art and design.

Equipment Ratcliffe College

On the campus there are a large number of spacious and bright audiences, a sports complex, a hockey ground for classes in all seasons, a spacious indoor pool. In Ratcliffe College there is a functioning church built in the Middle Ages.

For effective teaching and self-preparation students are granted access to 82 modern PCs: 48 of them are connected to the Internet for 12 hours daily, there is an opportunity to use e-mail.

Term dates and fees

Tuition fees are 6,372-11,904 pounds / academic year (depending on the age of the students and the course chosen). The cost of living - from 14262 to 17925 pounds per year (also depends on age).

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

All applicants pass the necessary entrance examinations, interviews with representatives of the admissions committee and provide characteristics from the previous place of study. If you qualify for a seat on the A-level program, in a GCSE certificate, at least 5 items must be evaluated at C and above (especially if the same directions are supposed to be learned at the A-level).


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- 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)
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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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