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Rendcomb College

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Address: Rendcomb, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 7HA, United Kingdom
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Description Rendcomb College

  • Founded: in 1920
  • Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • Age of students: 11-18 years
  • Total number of students: 420 people
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full board)
  • Language of instruction: English.

Prestigious and in-demand among students all over the world Rendcomb College (College Rendcomb College) was founded in 1920, but its main building - an old mansion designed and built by the legendary architect Philip Hardwick - dates back to 1865. Today, the college is highly rated in both the UK and the world: it is included in the Conference of Directors of Schools (it unites the 200 best British boarding schools of mixed type of education and men's boarding schools), boasts excellent academic results of its students and graduates:

  • A-level: more than 40% of graduates passed exams for highest A * -A scores (2011), and that a year earlier this percentage was significantly lower - only 33%. Successfully passed examinations (A * -C) 99% of graduates
  • GCSE: 94% of students passed the exams for points from C and above, and 46% managed to earn the highest marks A * -A.

Of the most developed and successful subjects in the school, there are humanitarian courses, physics and mathematics.

The total number of students (both boys and girls - the college works on a mixed system of education) is 420 people, of which 120 study at full board (37 are students of the international department). The boarding house (residing in campus residences) is open to children from 10 years and older.

Today, the director of the school is Roland J. Martin, by the way, a graduate of Rendcomb College. Among the graduates you can find many other well-known, successful personalities:

  • Kojo Annan (son of former UN Secretary-General Koffi Annan)
  • Fredy Fisher (publisher of the Financial Times)
  • John Middleton Murrey (famous English writer)
  • Gregory Dorey (British Ambassador to Hungary) and many others.

For foreign students, the school always welcomes its doors hospitably - here they receive all-round assistance and support. There is an intensive course of English as a foreign language (EAL): its standard intensity is 30 lessons of 35 minutes each, but at the student's request, up to 30 lessons each trimester can be added.

The motto of the founder of the school, Noel Wills, was the phrase: "The true aristocracy is the aristocracy of the mind and character," and to this day the institution seeks to follow this wise expression. They seek to combine excellent academic training with deep, thorough education of a humane and comprehensively developed personality, pay great attention to the spiritual and psychological health of the wards, their ability to behave and interact with others. Much attention is paid to motivation: without superfluous "methods of a whip", children demonstrate excellent academic performance, discipline and concentration in each class.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Rendcomb College

Program name
from 8 925 £ / term

Middle classes (11-16 years)

At this stage of education, children are taught the necessary basic knowledge, skills and skills according to the British national education program, and teach them to learn: they try to instill a love for learning, for self-development and self-education, creating a friendly, warm and comfortable atmosphere. Teachers appreciate all the efforts that schoolchildren make to assimilate the material - and there are a lot of subjects and disciplines in the curriculum:

  • physical Culture and sport
  • French
  • English
  • information technology (ICT)
  • natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physics)
  • verbal thinking
  • history
  • mathematics
  • foundations of religion (theology)
  • geography
  • music.

Parents are regularly (every trimester and yearly) sent full reports on the progress and success of children in all areas, twice a year held welcoming meetings, which are handed personal gratitude and laudatory sheets, certificates for the peaks achieved.

The cost of schooling depends on the chosen course of study and the student's age (the price is indicated for 1 trimester and 1 year for 1 person, respectively):

  • 7-8 classes = 7950 £ / 23850 £
  • 9th grade = 10200 £ / 30600 £
  • 10-11 grades (GCSE) = £ 10500 / £ 31500
  • 12-13 classes (A-level, Sixth Form) = 10500 £ / 31500 £.

1 academic year = 3 terms.

from 11 995 £ / term


A two-year program for students aged 14-16, completing a part-time secondary education program (grades 10-11).

In the final exams, usually 10-11 disciplines are surrendered - both compulsory and optional. Students can choose additional subjects on their own: the teachers are always ready to consult them, help to draw up a curriculum, consultations are also conducted with the personal mentors and with the Director on the educational part. It is recommended to include at least 1 foreign language in the list of exam subjects.

1) Compulsory subjects:

  • English literature
  • biology
  • English
  • chemistry
  • mathematics
  • physics.

2) Subjects of choice (electives):

  • physical Culture and sport
  • design and technology
  • geography
  • art and design (several directions)
  • German
  • music
  • dramatic art and theater, acting skills
  • Spanish
  • history
  • French.

The cost of schooling depends on the chosen course of study and the student's age (the price is indicated for 1 trimester and 1 year for 1 person, respectively):

  • 7-8 classes = 7950 £ / 23850 £
  • 9th grade = 10200 £ / 30600 £
  • 10-11 grades (GCSE) = £ 10500 / £ 31500
  • 12-13 classes (A-level, Sixth Form) = 10500 £ / 31500 £.

1 academic year = 3 terms.

from 11 995 £ / term


The program for pupils of 16-18 years old (12-13 graduation classes - Sixth Form) is designed to complete the school course of education and effective, in-depth and intensive preparation for the selected university.

Students study a very small number of subjects: 4-5 in the first year (AS-level) and 3-4 in the second year, which also give up on the exams. The subjects can be chosen on their own - often in the preparation of an individual curriculum, the students are assisted by teachers and career advisors who can advise studying certain directions depending on the wishes and tastes of the student, his priorities with regard to future specialization and career. The list of items available for selection is large and varied, covering almost all sciences and knowledge areas:

  • Russian language
  • technology and design
  • biology
  • foundations of religion (theology)
  • English literature
  • history of civilizations (+ classical languages)
  • geography
  • mathematics
  • art (several directions)
  • German
  • physical Culture and sport
  • Informatics (ICT), computer literacy
  • French
  • Greek language
  • history
  • chemistry
  • Latin
  • economy
  • music
  • geology.

The cost of schooling depends on the chosen course of study and the student's age (the price is indicated for 1 trimester and 1 year for 1 person, respectively):

  • 7-8 classes = 7950 £ / 23850 £
  • 9th grade = 10200 £ / 30600 £
  • 10-11 grades (GCSE) = £ 10500 / £ 31500
  • 12-13 classes (A-level, Sixth Form) = 10500 £ / 31500 £.

1 academic year = 3 terms.

Accommodation and food

The school has created a safe and comfortable environment for boarding students: 3 male and 2 female residences have been prepared, as well as a separate Park House building for high school students on the Sixth Form (each with a separate, well-equipped room). Students of middle classes are accommodated in common rooms for several people - in general, there are cozy living rooms for rest, meetings and socializing, functional kitchens with snacks and drinks, game and training zones. The meals for children are delicious, balanced and varied: three times a day all students gather in a spacious dining room to enjoy delicious and healthy dishes prepared exclusively from fresh (mostly local) products.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: Advanced mathematics, art, biology, business, chemistry, Computers, design and technology, drama, economics, English, English as a Foreign Language, English literature, French, geography, health education, healthy lifestyle, history, IELTS preparation, IGCSE, maths, music, Music technology, Natural Sciences, physical Culture, physics, preparation for FCE, preparation for PET, Religious studies, the photo

Events Rendcomb College

Eye magazine named Rendcomb College "School of the Year", highly appreciating the quality and variety of extracurricular, leisure activities. Most students spend their free time on sports training and games:

  • golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • hockey
  • lacrosse
  • tennis (both large and table)
  • rugby
  • cricket
  • swimming and others.

On weekends fun and entertaining activities are arranged:

  • excursions to the most famous British cities
  • walks in wildlife parks and nature reserves, eco-tours and expeditions
  • Concerts - from classical music to rock and rap
  • lessons at the racetrack, horse riding
  • visiting theaters, cinema
  • Visit to museums and galleries of art, significant monuments of art, history, culture and architecture
  • shopping in large shopping centers
  • skating on city skating rinks
  • discos and parties, festive evenings and balls
  • Visit restaurants and cafes, get acquainted with the kitchens of the world
  • playing in bowling or paintball.

Equipment Rendcomb College

The school campus is located in the south-west of England in Gloucestershire: you can get to London in 2 hours, and in an hour you can get to Oxford, Bath or Bristol (the distance to the nearest international airport in Bristol is only 70 kilometers). The total area of ​​the territory reaches 200 acres: it is a picturesque park area with the river Chern and a small clean lake on the north of the campus. The main building is located in a majestic mansion built in 1865, and the windows of each student's dormitory open a beautiful view of the picturesque surroundings - a real old, kind England.

Today the school is truly proud of the quality of its material and technical equipment, corresponding to the best British and world standards:

  • spacious and modern classes, auditoriums and lecture halls
  • dramatic theater with a stage and rehearsal studios
  • design workshops
  • a music school with several classes for rehearsals
  • Scientific and experimental blocks for physics, biology, chemistry
  • a residence for younger students, rebuilt from the personal home of the parish priest (has been working since 1966)
  • tennis courts with professional lighting
  • spacious outdoor pool (open since 1961)
  • Large Arts Center: includes workshops for working with wood, metal, art studios, pottery workshops and classrooms for theoretical studies.

Term dates and fees

Academic year in the school is divided into trimesters, traditional for the UK:

  • Autumn: September 6 - December 13 (vacation from October 20 to November 1)
  • Spring: from January 8 to March 28 (vacation February 9-18)
  • Summer: from April 17 to July 4 (vacation from May 25 to June 3).

The cost of schooling depends on the chosen course of study and the student's age (the price is indicated for 1 trimester and 1 year for 1 person, respectively):

  • 7-8 classes = 7950 £ / 23850 £
  • 9th grade = 10200 £ / 30600 £
  • 10-11 grades (GCSE) = £ 10500 / £ 31500
  • 12-13 classes (A-level, Sixth Form) = 10500 £ / 31500 £.

1 academic year = 3 terms. The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee = £ 125
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course = 7500 £
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • EFL lessons (English for foreign students) = £ 1200 / trimester
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

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

Applicants of the school must provide the admissions committee with the grades from the previous place of study (for the last 2-3 years) and pass school-wide testing, as well as an individual interview-interview with the director or representative of the school. If you are applying for a place in the A-level program - prepare a GCSE certificate with good grades, the following subjects are in priority:

  • art
  • music
  • sports and physical education
  • business
  • English literature
  • German
  • natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physics)
  • Spanish
  • psychology
  • drama and theater, acting
  • French
  • the photo
  • mathematics
  • English.


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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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