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Whitgift Private School

Address: Haling Park, London, South Croydon CR2 6YT, United Kingdom
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Description Whitgift Private School

  • Location: suburb of London, United Kingdom
  • Educational programs: GCSE and IGCSE, A-level, IB Diploma
  • Students age: 10 to 18 Years
  • Total number of students: 1300 people
  • Type of accommodation: full-time, boarding house
  • Type of study: separate (boys only).

The Whitgift School, an independent private school, accepts boys from 10 to 18 years of age to study on a full-time basis or in a boarding school (with accommodation in a campus residence). The total number of students reaches 1300 people, about half are pensioners, they live permanently in the territory of the educational institution. The campus (its area reaches 18 hectares) is located in the southeast suburb of London (Croydon region) - the center can be reached in just 40 minutes.

The school was founded by the Archbishop of Canterbury, John Whitgift in 1596 and still bears his name. The school is the oldest in its district: from the very beginning, it had the goal of educating boys from failed families, but with great talents and excellent abilities. Today, children can study in the institution, regardless of origin, nationality, religion and religious denomination, and the school itself is recognized as one of the best in England. The quality of academic education is easily assessed by the success of graduates: they choose the best, most prestigious and ranking universities for higher education - so, over the past 10 years, more than 200 graduates of Whitgift School have entered Oxbridge. Eloquent is the statistics of passing the final exams among the pupils of the school (data for 2013):

  • A-level exams were passed for A to B grades 85.9% of students
  • GCSE examinations 72.6% of students passed points A to A * (higher estimates), and 98.3% received estimates from A to C.

The official religion is Anglicanism.

The institution is part of the Whitgift Foundation educational association on a par with the Trinity School of John Whitgift and the Old Palace School Women's Boarding School. Whitgift School is also a member of the Association of Directors and Headmasters and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC), regularly audited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). According to the latest inspection conducted in 2011, the school received the following grades:

  • Excellent: for the academic success of children, for learning conditions, childcare and safety, for the quality of school management, for the quality of childcare, for the level of education and boarding;
  • "Good": for the level of upbringing and development of children, for the quality of teaching;
  • "Great": some subjects of the school curriculum (level of teaching).

The independent authoritative reference book The Good Schools Guide describes the school as "a happy and successful, ideal place for academically developed children, athletes and future artists."

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Whitgift Private School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
14-16
from 40 140 £ / year

On the program for obtaining secondary education (and the corresponding certificate), students study a wide range of various subjects. Some are mandatory:

  • English language and literature
  • Mathematics
  • Biology / chemistry / physics (one natural-science course to choose from)
  • Physical education and sport.

The other students choose independently, forming their personal curriculum with the help of electives:

  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education and Sports
  • Geography
  • Spanish
  • Religious studies
  • Art
  • Music
  • Technology and design
  • History
  • Theatrical skills and drama
  • German
  • French
  • Latin.

The cost of study includes accommodation at the hostel.

Annual
16-18
from 40 140 £ / year

On the A-level program, students study their own subjects and disciplines: 4-5 in the first year and 3-4 in the second year. This program is designed for in-depth study of disciplines, as close as possible to university standards - this is one of the best programs in the world for preparing students for admission to universities. A-level certificate with good scores in the relevant disciplines will help you to enter the chosen university even without entrance examinations!

The subjects for studying on the course can be selected from the following list:

  • English literature
  • Chemistry
  • Art
  • Philosophy
  • Economy
  • Biology
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Theatrical skills
  • Business
  • Latin
  • Italian language
  • Geography
  • Spanish
  • Physics
  • History
  • German
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Physical culture and sports, physical education
  • Psychology
  • Drama and theatrical skill
  • Technology and design.

The cost of study includes accommodation at the hostel.

Annual
16-18
from 40 140 £ / year

The International Baccalaureate program will perfectly suit those students who are not yet fully determined with the university and the country where they will receive higher education: the IB certificate is accepted and highly valued all over the world. Subjects, among which you can independently choose the most priority for studying, are included in the following list:

  • English literature
  • Chemistry
  • Art
  • Philosophy
  • Economy
  • Biology
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Theatrical skills
  • Business
  • Latin
  • Italian language
  • Geography
  • Spanish
  • Physics
  • History
  • German
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Physical culture and sports, physical education
  • Psychology
  • Drama and theatrical skill
  • Technology and design.

The cost of study includes accommodation at the hostel.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students who have chosen a boarding house are accommodated in cozy, comfortable residences: each is under the constant close supervision of a senior teacher and tutors. Children are located according to the age principle (live with their peers): for students in the lower classes there are bedrooms for 2-4 people, high school students can occupy separate or double rooms.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : art, computer programming, design, drama, economics, English, geography, history, Italian language, music, philosophy, physical Culture, Religious studies
Events list: Athletics, basketball, biathlon, chess, club of journalism, cricket, Cyclotourism, dancing, Dramatic circle, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, judo, mountaineering, music studio, rugby, skiing, Squash, swimming, table tennis, water polo

Events Whitgift Private School

The school is distinguished by a rich and diverse extracurricular program designed in accordance with the interests and needs of children of different ages. Here there are more than 70 sections, clubs on interests: you can go in for sports, creativity, master a new art form or visit the scientific community. For example, musically gifted schoolchildren can attend classes on the game on more than 10 musical instruments!

The educational plan necessarily includes sports education, physical development: many graduates even make sports and studying their profession and specialty, become professional and successful athletes. The most popular sports can be classified as:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Archery
  • Judo
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Cricket, etc.

On campus there is all necessary equipment, including a large multifunctional sports complex, numerous fields and grounds for team games and a private pool.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of tuition includes accommodation at the guesthouse. The price of the course does not include and is paid separately:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place in the school
  • Tuition fee
  • Contribution to school development
  • Examination fees
  • Additional academic activities (optional)
  • Additional excursions and recreational activities (optional)
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Custodial expenses (registration fee in the agency + payment of guardian's services)
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 2500 GBP
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 130 GBP

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

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

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- 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
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