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Shiplake College Private Boarding School

In 2019 - 64% of A Level students achieved A* - B
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Description Shiplake College Private Boarding School

  • Location: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Educational programs: KS3 (middle), GCSE, A-Level
  • Age of students: 11 to 18 years
  • Type of accommodation: full board, boarding house (residence)
  • Total number of students: 400 people
  • Type of studying: from 7 to 16 years - only boys, mixed - from 16 to 18 years (without residence of girls on campus).

The independent private school Shiplake College accepts boys from 11 to 18 years old and girls for the high school program (16-18 years). Here there is both a daytime form of education and a boarding house (from 13 to 18 years, only for boys), the total number of students is 400 people. The school is located in the county of Oxfordshire, a small town of Henley-on-Teems: the journey to London takes only about an hour. It is a cozy, picturesque area on the river bank - the total campus area reaches 18 hectares.

Shiplake College was founded in 1959 as a men's school, and it was not until 1999 that girls began to be taken exclusively to the graduate, senior Sixth Form program. Each child here is perceived as an independent person and at the same time as a member of one large family: students can always rely on help, friendly or helpful advice. Here, active teaching, constant involvement of students in the learning process, live and direct communication is practiced, trying to get as far as possible from the traditional format of boring monotonous lectures.

A large number of sports teams and creative, musical groups, choirs and orchestras work here, various concerts and events, competitions and relay races are constantly arranged. This helps to educate the students in the team spirit and the feeling of a comradely shoulder, self-confidence and one's own strength, to show their own talents and abilities, to develop a natural giftedness.

Thanks to the small, chamber size of Shiplake College, no one is "lost": everyone knows each other, everyone moves to success together, catching up with leaders and helping the laggards. Small classrooms make it possible to implement an individual, personal approach, give due attention to each student, carefully monitor personal progress and the level of academic achievement.

The institution is regularly inspected by an independent ISI commission (Independent Schools Inspectorate) - according to the latest (2010) results, the following results were achieved:

  • Excellent: the level of child care and development, the quality of childcare, learning conditions, childcare and safety, working with parents, the level of education and boarding
  • "Good" score: academic successes of children, quality of school management, organization of extracurricular education, quality and organization of the curriculum, quality of teaching.

Graduates showed excellent results in 2014:

  • GCSE: 87% received marks A*-С for 5 exams (including English and mathematics), and 28% of them received the highest scores A*-A
  • A-level: 41 % of the graduates received grades from A * to B, with 27% earning the highest scores of A * and A.

All children of all nationalities and religions are accepted for education, officially Anglicanism is accepted at the school.

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

Program name
from 11 630 £ / term

Quick overview: at this stage, the students are studying a fairly wide range of subjects - many of them are compulsory, some are optional. The extensive curriculum helps international students to finally decide on own interests and inclinations, to determine the directions for a deeper and more thorough study on the Sixth Form (students most often choose a profile A-level program) and to prepare comprehensively for admission to the chosen institution.

List of subjects to study:

  • English as a foreign language;
  • English and Literature;
  • Business;
  • Biology;
  • Geography;
  • Natural Sciences;
  • Informatics and communication technologies;
  • Art;
  • Design;
  • History;
  • Spanish;
  • Chinese (Mandarin);
  • Mathematics;
  • Latin language;
  • Music art;
  • German;
  • Religious studies;
  • Drama art;
  • Physics;
  • French;
  • Chemistry;
  • Japanese.


from 11 630 £ / term

Brief information: this course of pre-university preparation makes it possible to study 3 to 5 subjects at an in-depth, practically professional level. Educational disciplines and directions are chosen independently from a fairly extensive list. When choosing international students are guided not only by personal interests and inclinations, but by the requirements of the future profession and university.

List of subjects to study:

  • English literature;
  • Biology;
  • Higher mathematics;
  • Informatics and communication technologies;
  • Geography;
  • History;
  • Art;
  • Spanish;
  • Chinese (Mandarin);
  • Classical civilizations;
  • Mathematics;
  • Music art;
  • German;
  • Portuguese;
  • Russian language;
  • Psychology;
  • Religious studies;
  • Drama art;
  • Theatrical studies;
  • Physics;
  • French;
  • Chemistry;
  • Economics.

Accommodation and food

Shiplake College operates as a day-long form of education, providing full board. As already mentioned, there is a separate form of study, but only male students can study in a form of boarding house at residences, in which experienced educators are constantly on duty - they monitor the observance of order, cleanliness, discipline and are fully responsible for the safety of pupils. When settling into separate houses, the age principle is taken into account, the young men live together with their peers.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, business, computer techologies, drama, economics, English, exact sciences, geography, history, Information Technology, maths, modern languages, Religious Sciences
Events list: cricket, football, hockey, rowing, rugby, tennis

Events Shiplake College Private Boarding School

Extra-curricular activities are an important part of the curriculum: many students of Shiplake College attend various clubs and interest groups, and go in for sports. Here are just the main activities that pupils can devote free hours:

  • Badminton
  • Scientific circle
  • Books and literature
  • Chamber choir
  • Cooking discussion
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Horticulture
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • School choir
  • Orchestra
  • Foreign languages ​​
  • Mathematics
  • The model of the United Nations
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Design
  • Young entrepreneurs club.

Equipment Shiplake College Private Boarding School

The Shiplake College campus has everything you need to provide youngsters with effective studying, comfortable and cozy accommodation, as well as interesting recreation, leisure and entertainment. Here are built modern educational buildings and residences, an extensive library and a well-equipped music school, its own church, a swimming pool and a major sports center. Fine arts studios, a boat jetty and own stable, a medical center with qualified medical workers (at least one of them is on duty all the time) are opened to the international students. Also the sports infrastructure is developed: tennis courts, various fields and platforms both for individual employment, and for team sports and games.


Term dates and fees

Please pay attention to additional fees not included in the basic cost of the programs and courses:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place on the program
  • Contribution to the development of an educational institution
  • Examination fees
  • Semester deposit
  • Additional academic studies (optional)
  • Additional excursions and activities (optional)
  • Transfer in both directions (the cost depends on the airport)
  • Custodianship
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa fees.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 11630 GBP

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

The specific requirements for applicants depend on the age of the student and the class in which student wishes to enter.


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