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Sedbergh School

In 2019 - 41% of GCSE students achieved A*-A
Address: Station Rd, Sedbergh LA10 5HG
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Description Sedbergh School

  • Location: Sedberg, Cumbria, United Kingdom
  • Established: in 1525.
  • Official religion: Anglicanism
  • Educational programs : Pre-school education, KS1-3, GCSE, A-Level
  • Students age: 4 to 18 years
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Number of students: 550 people, 455 of them on boarding house
  • Accommodation: boarding house (residence) or day-time form.

Sedbergh School is an independent private school for mixed education for children from 4 to 18 years (day form and board). The total number of students reaches 530 people. The school is located in the county of Cumbria, in the town of Sedberg - this is the north of England, you can get to London in about 4 hours.

Sedbergh School was founded in 1525 by the rector of Eton College, Roger Lupton (he was born in the Sedberg church parish in 1456) and initially accepted for studying only to young men. Girls were able to study here only relatively recently, in 2001. The first building was built in 1528 on the site of the present library. The school is sponsored by the Cambridge St. John`s College, which can appoint and dismiss its directors. In 1551 the institution was almost reopened as a grammar school, received significant funding. In 1874, a special governing body of a sufficient degree of independence was established, which led to significant development, prosperity and expansion: a large construction and re-equipment was carried out in 1870. Already at the end of the 19th century, a chapel was built, a special elite club of Old Seberghians graduates was established, a system of prefects was introduced, the tradition of the annual Wilson Run started, and a single slogan, "Dura Virum Nutrix", was approved.

Sedbergh School is an active member of the prestigious Directors and Headmasters Association of The Headmasters 'and Headmistresses' Conference - HMC, regularly tested by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The last check in 2011 made it possible to earn the following estimates:

  • "Excellent": academic successes of children, organization of out-of-class education, work with parents, quality of school management, quality of childcare and teaching, learning conditions, childcare and safety, quality and organization of studying programs, the level of education and living in the boardinghouse, the level of upbringing and development of children
  • "Good": academic successes of children, quality and organization of the curriculum.

The well-known independent directory the Good Schools Guide gives the school the following characteristic: "The school managed to preserve the best traditions of education, but at the same time modernize its educational system, in accordance with the requirements of modern standards." Here equally good for all children: academically developed, sportsmen and admirers of arts, the philosophical principle is practiced "I can" is at the head of the educational process.

The senior school (13-18 years) includes about 450 pupils with whom 80 experienced teachers work. The junior school recently moved to a spacious general campus - about 100 people from 4 to 13 years old are studying here. Most students (about 95%) live on a full board basis, a full week. Very few students leave the school for the weekend: there are always interesting leisure, entertainment and sports events, and thanks to the individual approach each student feels valuable, special, unique.

Sedbergh School accepts children of any religion and religion, the official religion - Anglicanism - is not imposed or implanted by anyone. Foreign citizens can apply for training at the age of 13 years. In one class, an average of 15 people (up to 24 high in high school). Here, even children with difficulty or slow development (for example, suffering from dyslexia) can get education.

According to statistics, in 2013 A-level exams were awarded for the highest score A* 30% of graduates, and GCSE - 20%.

Approximately 97% of graduates successfully enrolled in selected universities, 35% of them prefer to take an interim year after release:

  • 7% choose Oxford or Cambridge
  • 2% continue to study at the faculties of art and design
  • 41% study science or engineering
  • 5 % specialize in veterinary, dental and other medical fields
  • 52% become specialists in the social, humanitarian or economic profile.

Of the most popular and sought after directions, one can note history, engineering and economics.

Students of Sedbergh School - are independent, caring and sociable people, very educated and self-confident, adherents of a healthy lifestyle and bearers of high moral values. Each student clearly understands personal and academic goals and ways to achieve them, realizes his place and possibilities in the modern world, knows how to take responsibility for his words and deeds. Students are motivated for effective and intensive studying, are able to work independently and in a team, defend their point of view and respect someone else's opinion.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Sedbergh School

Program name
from 11 900 £ / term

About the educational program of GCSE: international students study a fairly extensive list of subjects and disciplines. It helps them not only to form a solid foundation of basic knowledge of the program, but also to determine the priority areas of future learning on more complex programs.

List of subjects to study:

  • Art;
  • Ancient Greek;
  • Information and computer technologies;
  • English literature;
  • Design and technology;
  • Mathematics;
  • German;
  • French;
  • Music art;
  • Classical civilizations;
  • English;
  • Spanish;
  • Physical culture and sports;
  • Geography;
  • History of religions;
  • Exact sciences;
  • Latin language;
  • History;
  • Theater and drama.
from 11 900 £ / term

Quick overview: an educational program of A-Level for international students is designed according to high standarts of the UK education.

The preparatory pre-university program provides a list of subjects for the study:

  • Arabic language;
  • Classical civilizations;
  • German;
  • Biology;
  • Geography;
  • Chinese;
  • Geology;
  • French;
  • Chemistry;
  • History;
  • Economics;
  • Mathematics;
  • Physical Culture;
  • Art and design;
  • Physics;
  • Theater;
  • English literature;
  • Ancient Greek;
  • History of religions;
  • Higher mathematics;
  • Music art;
  • Design art;
  • Latin language;
  • Graphic design.
28.06.2020 -15.08.2020
from 2 500 £ / 2 weeks

 Brief information: Summer courses at International Summer School provide an opportunity to learn English effectively and conduct interesting, memorable summer vacations in the UK. A lot of entertainment and leisure activities are organized for children, sports and creative classes, fascinating excursions and educational tours.

About the educational program: lessons in English are devoted to all basic, key skills:

  • Reading;
  • Grammar;
  • Vocabulary;
  • Phonetics;
  • Listening block;
  • Writing and speaking skills.

Main results of the educational program:

  • Quickly overcomes the language barrier;
  • Improves speech ability;
  • Significantly expands vocabulary;
  • Improves pronunciation and corrects accent. 

Before the beginning of the classes all students are tested, which distributes them into groups according to the level of basic training. Groups are formed according to the age principle:

  • 9-12 years old;
  • 13-16 years old.

Lesson duration: 45 minutes.

Period of the educational course: from 10 July to 6 August.

The course duration varies from 2 to 4 weeks.

Dates of the educational course:

  • From 10 July to 19 July;
  • From 10 July to 26 July;
  • From 10 July to 6 August;
  • From 17 July to 6 August;
  • From 24 July to 6 August.

There are wide opportunities for active recreation and sports for pupils in their free time:

  • Cricket;
  • Horseback riding;
  • Rugby;
  • Speleology;
  • Hockey;
  • Rock Climbing;
  • Athletics;
  • Golf and more.

Tuition fee already includes:

  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board);
  • Tuition on the program (24 lessons per week);
  • Two full day excursions during the week;
  • Sports, leisure and entertainment activities;
  • Transfer in both directions (airports of Manchester and Liverpool, from 10 to 17 hours);
  • All textbooks, books and materials;
  • Registration fee;
  • Medical insurance.

Some services are paid additionally:

  • Visa fees and services;
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy);
  • Express delivery of the visa invitation;
  • Air tickets in both directions;
  • Escort of minors on the way.

Accommodation and food

8 comfortable residences (2 women's and 6 men's) are equipped on the Sedbergh School campus: each has its own coat of arms and its colours. Experienced educators are constantly living with children, who ensure the complete safety of students, monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline, help students in solving organizational and everyday issues. Belonging to our House-faculty, fidelity to its traditions and rules is a key feature of students' life. Residences have been recently renovated, equipped with new appliances and furniture. The food is organized on the full board basis, perfectly balanced and satisfies all the needs of children and teenagers. There is an opportunity to organize and a separate diet - kosher, vegetarian or halal dishes.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, Art and design, biology, chemistry, economics, English, history, maths, physics, Spanish
Events list: Athletics, cricket, hockey, horseback riding, netball, pony riding, rugby

Events Sedbergh School

In their free time, many students go in for sports and active rest - for this there are all the necessary equipment, grounds and fields, qualified educators and instructors work. Among the most popular sports are the following:

  • Lacrosse
  • Golf
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Shooting
  • Panting
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Horseback riding
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Badminton
  • Field hockey
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Aerobics
  • Swimming
  • Hockey
  • Dances
  • Caving speeches
  • Cricket
  • Climbing
  • Shooting
  • Athletics
  • Sailing
  • Running

Many students are part of teams that successfully perform at a regional, national or even international level.

Fans of intellectual sections and creativity will not be left aside - for them a large number of clubs and studios are working, where each student can demonstrate his abilities:

  • Riding
  • Mathematics
  • Archeology
  • Ceramics
  • First Aid Studying
  • Journalism
  • Astronomy
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Ornithology
  • Ballet
  • Cadet corps
  • Chess
  • Computer club
  • Chorus
  • Cooking
  • Literature
  • Other dance courses
  • Orchestra
  • Electronics
  • Science
  • Poetry club
  • Drama and theater
  • Photography.

Many classes are constantly held outdoors, there is a large number of equipped areas and manicured lawns, park areas.

Sedbergh School students take an active part in the competition for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize, show impressive results and receive bronze, silver and even gold prizes. Charitable and social work is actively carried out. It is worth mentioning the famous "Directorate" (this includes senior pupils, and the director send them straight): this is a kind of forum that discusses and solves numerous diverse issues that students raise in their written works. Meetings are often attended by various famous personalities, recognized professionals of various fields of activity, experts. A similar community for pupils of lower grades is called the "Community of the Phoenix."

Many students become members of overseas expeditions to Everest, Patagonia, Norway, Indonesia, Iceland and the Baffin islands, in 2009 the students visited Nyasalen.


  • In 2019, according to the GCSE program - 41% of students received marks A - A *.

Equipment Sedbergh School

The campus has everything you need for effective teaching, comfortable living and leisure activities. There are beautiful comfortable and bright classrooms, there is a library of its own (including the archive) and a student theater with a drama studio, an arts center, a photography studio and functional scientific laboratories (most often practical classes), a modern computer class with 20 iPad tablets and Interactive panels for studying. There is a modern equipped music studio, a sports complex, there are various fields and playgrounds for active recreation, team games, shooting range. Also on the territory there is its own functioning chapel, the official religion of the school is Anglicanism.

Sedbergh School has unique, perfectly preserved theaters: these are the special vaulted arches that connect the galleries to the inner quadrangular courtyards, extraordinarily cozy and hospitable. The school is surrounded by picturesque hills - here many pupils are engaged in active sports, walk on foot or on bicycles, and the nearby uplands give the opportunity to master rock climbing.

The state-of-the-art technology is actively introduced, the learning process is computerized, new methods are introduced. There is a special place for independent work - the students call it the Shack ("Hut").

Term dates and fees

Tuition fees (per semester, full board) are:

  • 3- classes = 5986 £
  • 5-6 classes = 6037 £
  • 7- 8 class = 8695 £

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

  • Registration fee = 125 £
  • Reservation deposit Places on the course
  • Additional tuition and leisure activities
  • Transfer (calculated according to the airport)
  • Custodianship
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa fees and services = from £ 100.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 125 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 3000 GBP
  • Extra night 55 GBP

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

Sedbergh School is quite loyal to foreign students, but the requirements for applicants depend on the age of the pupils and on the level of education that he wants to get.

The basic sets are held among children 4,7,13 and 16 years old. The majority of applicants pass the Common Entrance exam, additional examinations in mathematics and English wait for applicants for a place in 9-11 classes. Prepare also a report card with grades from the previous place of study.

If you plan to attend high school, GCSE exams for at least 5 subjects must be completed at a level no lower than C.


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- 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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